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LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

957K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 245 of 3395

$7.87M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1000 of 3395

132,685
Patients

Rank: 370 of 3395

68,363
Prescribers

Rank: 336 of 3395

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Alternatives:

Lamictal Tegretol Topamax

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

959K

2011

891K

2012

929K

2013

947K

2014

957K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$12M

2011

$9.08M

2012

$8.97M

2013

$8.42M

2014

$7.87M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$33

2011

$31

2012

$30

2013

$30

2014

$29

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 13,998 94,704 $910K
New York 9,817 70,425 $559K
Pennsylvania 7,740 56,448 $453K
Florida 8,326 49,016 $437K
Texas 8,100 48,119 $382K
Ohio 5,857 44,490 $358K
Illinois 4,667 37,443 $303K
Massachusetts 4,976 36,224 $306K
Michigan 4,608 29,590 $245K
Missouri 3,758 28,024 $208K
North Carolina 4,320 27,613 $237K
Virginia 3,557 24,079 $206K
New Jersey 3,254 23,779 $192K
Washington 3,307 22,097 $183K
Tennessee 3,435 20,648 $156K
Maryland 2,859 19,437 $162K
Georgia 3,058 19,145 $140K
Wisconsin 2,441 17,925 $144K
Indiana 2,564 17,284 $152K
Louisiana 2,342 15,947 $121K
Kentucky 2,239 14,804 $120K
Alabama 2,390 14,735 $109K
Connecticut 2,045 14,731 $114K
Arizona 2,284 13,738 $111K
Oregon 2,135 13,606 $118K
Minnesota 1,928 13,425 $109K
Colorado 2,056 13,390 $120K
Arkansas 1,952 12,457 $93.6K
South Carolina 1,856 11,662 $97.4K
Iowa 1,473 11,273 $74.2K
Oklahoma 1,569 10,876 $78.1K
Kansas 1,349 9,343 $76.1K
Mississippi 1,336 8,606 $62.8K
Maine 1,176 7,667 $69.4K
Nebraska 953 7,186 $51.3K
West Virginia 1,156 7,118 $51.9K
New Hampshire 915 6,525 $51.7K
Utah 953 6,495 $48.6K
Rhode Island 823 6,218 $53.2K
New Mexico 1,012 5,644 $39.8K
Idaho 908 5,281 $39.3K
South Dakota 423 3,798 $25.7K
Nevada 727 3,713 $32.7K
Montana 527 3,433 $25.2K
Vermont 454 2,826 $23.7K
Delaware 412 2,559 $20.6K
North Dakota 295 2,151 $16K
Hawaii 329 2,048 $18.8K
District of Columbia 332 1,460 $13.8K
Alaska 162 1,177 $7,547
Wyoming 179 1,069 $9,467
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Top prescribers for LITHIUM CARBONATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ALEX THOMAS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled256

ALLENTOWN

Pennsylvania

ROBERT MCMULLEN

Psychiatry

Claims Filled254

NEW YORK

New York

STEVEN KING MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled251

YOUNGSTOWN

Ohio

VIKRAM MEHRA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled250

KATY

Texas

SYED AFTAB MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled250

JASPER

Alabama

KENNETH WRIGHT M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled248

BENTON

Arkansas

ADAM BUTERA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled247

WICHITA FALLS

Texas

THEODORE MATEJKA ARNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled247

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

DAVID KORMAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled246

PALESTINE

Texas

SUPRIYA NARANG M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled245

TIMONIUM

Maryland

CAROLE ROSANOVA MD

Forensic Psychiatry

Claims Filled245

KILDEER

Illinois

NARAYANA REDDY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled244

PEORIA

Illinois

RICHARD GRANT M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled243

RAINBOW CITY

Alabama

SHARLINE MASHACK APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled242

HOUSTON

Texas

MEL CHANDLER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled241

BELLINGHAM

Washington

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled238

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

THOMAS YEE APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled238

MIDVALE

Utah

JESUS RIVERO MD

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled237

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

KHOREN HEKIMIAN DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled237

TROUP

Texas

JONATHAN UECKER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled236

NEW BRIGHTON

Minnesota

JAE PAK M.D.

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled236

SNELLVILLE

Georgia

KISHORKUMAR DEDANIA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled235

BETHLEHEM

Pennsylvania

ZHIQIANG SUN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled235

CORDOVA

Tennessee

KOCHUPARAMPIL VARGHESE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled234

DESOTO

Texas

RAGHAVENDRA SIRAGAVARAPU M.D

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled233

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania