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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 2014

946K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 248 of 3362

$8.41M
Retail Cost

Rank: 861 of 3362

132,684
Patients

Rank: 367 of 3362

67,824
Prescribers

Rank: 338 of 3362

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45%

of people say

it's worth it

34%

of people say

it worked well

25%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Lamictal Tegretol Topamax

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 13,981 92,593 $958K
New York 9,626 69,631 $597K
Pennsylvania 7,787 55,858 $478K
Florida 8,314 48,994 $455K
Texas 8,078 47,694 $416K
Ohio 5,761 43,229 $373K
Illinois 4,666 36,790 $320K
Massachusetts 5,024 35,889 $338K
Michigan 4,643 29,474 $269K
North Carolina 4,416 27,908 $255K
Missouri 3,699 26,422 $218K
Virginia 3,633 24,240 $220K
New Jersey 3,310 23,737 $206K
Washington 3,220 21,133 $188K
Tennessee 3,362 20,205 $166K
Maryland 2,781 19,201 $179K
Georgia 2,969 18,611 $154K
Wisconsin 2,457 18,164 $162K
Indiana 2,577 17,380 $165K
Louisiana 2,387 15,714 $130K
Connecticut 2,034 15,237 $132K
Alabama 2,393 15,141 $122K
Kentucky 2,237 14,647 $127K
Oregon 2,113 13,419 $124K
Colorado 2,072 13,345 $125K
Arizona 2,239 13,280 $111K
Minnesota 1,961 13,255 $124K
Arkansas 1,904 12,294 $95.5K
South Carolina 1,942 11,800 $103K
Iowa 1,505 11,055 $80.9K
Oklahoma 1,547 10,530 $87.2K
Kansas 1,291 9,426 $81K
Mississippi 1,325 8,668 $65.8K
West Virginia 1,157 7,585 $61.3K
Maine 1,158 7,314 $68.2K
Nebraska 965 7,308 $59.8K
New Hampshire 938 6,868 $53.5K
Rhode Island 853 6,318 $60.4K
Utah 893 5,913 $48.3K
New Mexico 984 5,382 $43.7K
Idaho 885 5,301 $44.6K
Nevada 736 3,586 $33.1K
South Dakota 425 3,556 $28K
Montana 543 3,554 $30.2K
Vermont 441 2,796 $26.7K
Delaware 415 2,682 $25.2K
North Dakota 309 2,094 $17.1K
Hawaii 316 1,973 $18K
Alaska 194 1,471 $11.9K
District of Columbia 360 1,470 $15.7K
Wyoming 169 1,061 $9,557
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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
DAVID KALKSTEIN MD, PHD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled231

WILMINGTON

Delaware

RAVINDER MAMEDI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled230

ROANOKE RAPIDS

North Carolina

HEATHER ROWE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled230

OPELIKA

Alabama

CURTIS CHILD APRN, FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled229

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

FAY CANNON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled229

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

JAMES LARSON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled228

ORANGE PARK

Florida

REX ADAMSON M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled227

MODESTO

California

CAROLE ROSANOVA MD

Forensic Psychiatry

Claims Filled226

KILDEER

Illinois

JONATHAN UECKER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled226

NEW BRIGHTON

Minnesota

FERNANDO LOPEZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled226

DOTHAN

Alabama

PATRICIA GAINOR M.D.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled225

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

JAMES SHOLTZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled224

COVINGTON

Louisiana

GABRIELA OBROCEA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled222

BAKERSFIELD

California

ROBERT WHITEHOUSE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled222

RICHMOND HTS

Ohio

ROBERT SANDERS D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled221

EL CAJON

California

WILLIAM PETRIE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled220

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

CARLOS GONZALEZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled220

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

GARY FIGIEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled220

ATLANTA

Georgia

JENNIFER WILSON CNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled220

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

MALACHY BROWNE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled218

CLINTON TWP

Michigan

ALOMA ALCOBER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled218

KISSIMMEE

Florida

ERIC RITTERHOFF MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled218

MOLINE

Illinois

DEBBIE WEAVER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled218

BALTIMORE

Maryland

TAMMY ACKER PMH-NP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled217

TIMONIUM

Maryland

THEODORE MATEJKA ARNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled216

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida