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CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

CARBIDOPA/LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

2.75M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 115 of 3395

$91M
Retail Cost

Rank: 288 of 3395

442,091
Patients

Rank: 173 of 3395

126,079
Prescribers

Rank: 204 of 3395

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

2.27M

2011

2.37M

2012

2.57M

2013

2.67M

2014

2.75M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$97M

2011

$101M

2012

$99.8M

2013

$97.2M

2014

$91.1M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$88

2011

$89

2012

$76

2013

$81

2014

$79

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 48,732 279,929 $11.1M
New York 31,078 199,094 $6.42M
Florida 33,936 190,280 $5.97M
Texas 27,743 156,088 $4.89M
Pennsylvania 22,613 149,417 $4.61M
Ohio 19,464 116,331 $5.18M
Illinois 18,493 112,994 $3.69M
Michigan 15,833 85,421 $3.07M
North Carolina 13,409 81,391 $2.37M
Missouri 11,691 74,373 $2.34M
Georgia 10,971 71,671 $1.98M
New Jersey 11,652 70,495 $2.22M
Tennessee 11,322 68,583 $1.93M
Wisconsin 9,793 63,027 $2.14M
Massachusetts 9,807 61,910 $2.16M
Indiana 9,969 58,664 $1.85M
Minnesota 9,379 55,710 $2.42M
Virginia 9,047 51,849 $1.8M
Washington 8,919 51,024 $1.73M
Arizona 9,574 49,921 $1.79M
Kentucky 7,808 47,246 $1.39M
Iowa 6,623 45,886 $1.31M
Alabama 7,990 44,996 $1.21M
Oregon 7,076 41,707 $1.6M
Colorado 6,613 36,086 $1.41M
South Carolina 6,026 34,839 $1.04M
Arkansas 5,464 34,801 $828K
Kansas 5,139 34,298 $1.02M
Maryland 6,251 33,002 $1.3M
Connecticut 5,254 32,750 $1.08M
Louisiana 5,337 32,614 $864K
Oklahoma 5,263 29,834 $862K
Mississippi 3,895 24,944 $528K
Nebraska 3,396 23,644 $605K
West Virginia 3,589 20,527 $603K
Utah 3,038 15,827 $577K
Nevada 2,811 15,532 $477K
Maine 2,391 14,079 $588K
South Dakota 1,894 14,071 $389K
Rhode Island 1,848 12,996 $351K
New Mexico 2,354 12,421 $424K
Idaho 2,094 11,791 $341K
North Dakota 1,711 11,726 $413K
New Hampshire 1,905 11,098 $384K
Montana 1,321 7,765 $209K
Hawaii 1,404 7,290 $296K
Delaware 1,108 5,521 $212K
Vermont 917 5,070 $178K
District of Columbia 1,058 4,805 $221K
Alaska 352 2,635 $53.7K
Wyoming 425 2,575 $70.3K
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 CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ANTHONY MAY MD

Neurology

Claims Filled855

YORK

Pennsylvania

STEVEN GUNZLER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled849

CLEVELAND

Ohio

DAVID JAEGER MD, PHD

Neurology

Claims Filled842

MIDDLETOWN

New York

GEORGIA LEA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled839

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled838

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

PAUL NAUSIEDA MD

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine OMM

Claims Filled835

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

MIGUEL GUTIERREZ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled827

MCALLEN

Texas

MADHAVI THOMAS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled827

BEDFORD

Texas

DYVEKE PRATT MD

Neurology

Claims Filled825

MURFREESBORO

Tennessee

CHRISTOPHER GOETZ MD

Neurology

Claims Filled825

CHICAGO

Illinois

GLEN ACKERMAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled823

EAST LANSING

Michigan

HEIDI MATHEW APN

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled821

WINFIELD

Illinois

LUCIEN COTE M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled821

NEW YORK

New York

VERONICA HEATH PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled819

LA CROSSE

Wisconsin

MARIA SANGIORGIO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled819

KATONAH

New York

MEREDITH SPINDLER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled814

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

ALEXANDER SHTILBANS MD, PH.D

Neurology

Claims Filled813

NEW YORK

New York

ASHOK SRIRAM MD

Neurology

Claims Filled810

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

ANNE COSTE CRNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled810

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

DAVID HOUGHTON MD

Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology

Claims Filled808

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

MICHELLE BREWER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled806

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

TANYA HARLOW

Neurology

Claims Filled794

FARGO

North Dakota

RANDOLPH STEPHENSON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled794

FAIRFAX

Virginia

MICHIKO BRUNO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled790

HONOLULU

Hawaii

CORNELIU LUCA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled787

MIAMI

Florida