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ARICEPT

Donepezil is an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. Researchers don't know exactly how it helps treat Alzheimer's disease, but it prevents acetylcholine, a chemical in the brain, from being broken down too quickly. Acetylcholine is important in transmitting signals through nerves, a process that breaks down in Alzheimer's. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Donepezil

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

183K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 536 of 3238

$61.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 316 of 3238

33,944
Patients

Rank: 602 of 3238

24,344
Prescribers

Rank: 537 of 3238

User Reviews of Related Drug Donepezil »

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41%

of people say

it's worth it

12%

of people say

it worked well

18%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 3,462 17,888 $6.13M
Texas 3,181 17,561 $5.61M
New York 2,787 14,241 $5.3M
Florida 2,799 12,269 $4.59M
Pennsylvania 1,826 10,510 $3.27M
Ohio 1,656 9,770 $3.04M
Georgia 1,234 7,257 $2.2M
Indiana 1,097 7,111 $1.98M
North Carolina 1,305 6,817 $2.16M
New Jersey 1,365 6,318 $2.58M
Illinois 993 5,560 $1.8M
Kentucky 904 5,484 $1.54M
Michigan 1,050 5,041 $1.87M
Tennessee 742 4,092 $1.29M
Virginia 760 3,815 $1.32M
Arizona 800 3,671 $1.42M
Missouri 614 3,644 $1.07M
Louisiana 530 3,040 $898K
South Carolina 512 2,673 $903K
Wisconsin 449 2,634 $878K
Alabama 488 2,487 $841K
Oklahoma 436 2,448 $780K
Massachusetts 452 2,350 $863K
Arkansas 304 2,104 $563K
Mississippi 336 2,024 $607K
Connecticut 405 1,936 $799K
Kansas 313 1,808 $532K
West Virginia 328 1,710 $547K
Washington 301 1,455 $535K
Minnesota 251 1,375 $501K
Maryland 320 1,364 $563K
Iowa 174 1,225 $344K
Colorado 250 1,174 $419K
Oregon 187 877 $333K
Nevada 194 799 $313K
Nebraska 102 705 $218K
Hawaii 136 703 $283K
Rhode Island 112 688 $214K
South Dakota 69 582 $145K
Maine 119 492 $195K
New Mexico 117 479 $174K
Delaware 84 367 $167K
New Hampshire 88 351 $159K
Utah 78 342 $122K
Idaho 65 277 $102K
North Dakota 37 250 $81.4K
Montana 37 241 $80.2K
District of Columbia 41 234 $87.7K
Wyoming 27 151 $51.1K
Vermont 24 131 $44.7K
Alaska 18 108 $29.4K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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 ARICEPT

Provider Medicare Claims City State
TSILYA BASS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,617

LOS ANGELES

California

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled709

TUCKER

Georgia

FAINA ZLATOGOROV MD

Mental Health Counselor

Claims Filled588

LOS ANGELES

California

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled478

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

RADU CIUBUC MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled316

EL PASO

Texas

STEVEN MAYNARD M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled258

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

PETER BETZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled236

LYNCHBURG

Virginia

ANDREW COLMAN DO

General Practice

Claims Filled219

WESTLAND

Michigan

DELORES MACKSOUD M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled210

MIAMI

Florida

RAYMOND RABIDEAU D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled202

GRAND HAVEN

Michigan

FRANK FLOCA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled192

AUSTIN

Texas

OTHONIEL CASTRO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled178

OLEAN

New York

FERDINAND RODA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled165

HOT SPRINGS

Arkansas

JEFFREY BISHOP P.A.-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled161

HOUSTON

Texas

SHOBHA KHANDELWAL M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled151

MEDINA

Ohio

STEVEN FERGUSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled147

POWELLSVILLE

North Carolina

LEONARD KUCHEMBA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled144

WILKES BARRE

Pennsylvania

GEORGE WANG M.D

Neurology

Claims Filled143

MESA

Arizona

W. VINCENT PERRELLI MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled137

WALTHAM

Massachusetts

RACHELLE DOODY MD, PHD

Neurology

Claims Filled133

HOUSTON

Texas

MOURAD ROSTOM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled132

CORTLAND

Ohio

BELA AJTAI MD, PHD

Neurology

Claims Filled130

AMHERST

New York

VIJAY KAMINENI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled129

LAGRANGE

Indiana

ROBERT LEBOW M.D.,

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled129

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

MICHAEL TAORMINA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled125

STATESBORO

Georgia