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CARBAMAZEPINE XR

Carbamazepine is used alone or in combination with other medications to control certain types of seizures in patients with epilepsy. It is also used to treat trigeminal neuralgia (a condition that causes facial nerve pain). Carbamazepine extended-release capsules (Equetro brand only) are used to treat episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited or irritated mood) or mixed episodes (symptoms of mania and depression that happen at the same time) in patients with bipolar I disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Carbamazepine is in a class of medications called anticonvulsants. It works by reducing abnormal electrical activity in the brain. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

124K
Medicare Part D Claims
$21.8M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Pennsylvania 18,429 $1.67M
New York 17,644 $1.68M
Illinois 11,306 $1.12M
Texas 10,490 $1.15M
California 10,088 $1.17M
Ohio 10,003 $981K
Michigan 8,755 $946K
Massachusetts 8,369 $803K
New Jersey 8,027 $756K
Florida 7,362 $761K
North Carolina 6,972 $646K
Missouri 6,870 $599K
Minnesota 6,838 $675K
Wisconsin 6,711 $635K
Arizona 6,209 $489K
Washington 5,791 $585K
Virginia 4,599 $479K
Georgia 4,188 $413K
Oregon 3,942 $393K
Indiana 3,504 $368K
Connecticut 3,500 $336K
South Carolina 3,335 $320K
Alabama 3,115 $271K
Colorado 2,804 $302K
Puerto Rico 2,714 $231K
Louisiana 2,659 $259K
Iowa 2,578 $234K
Kentucky 2,555 $259K
Tennessee 2,530 $244K
Oklahoma 2,343 $235K
Maryland 2,283 $253K
Maine 2,098 $198K
Nebraska 1,993 $189K
Kansas 1,964 $177K
New Mexico 1,832 $182K
Mississippi 1,812 $181K
Arkansas 1,649 $151K
Utah 1,565 $155K
West Virginia 1,558 $149K
New Hampshire 1,400 $136K
North Dakota 1,379 $140K
Rhode Island 1,321 $129K
Montana 1,191 $120K
Idaho 1,116 $110K
Vermont 1,041 $99.9K
Alaska 888 $50.2K
Nevada 730 $83.7K
Delaware 621 $69.6K
Hawaii 546 $53.3K
South Dakota 507 $45.4K
Wyoming 336 $34.4K
District of Columbia 214 $21.6K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for CARBAMAZEPINE XR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RICHARD SIMPSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled333

GALLIPOLIS

Ohio

HARVEY BENNETT MD

Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology

Claims Filled302

MORRISTOWN

New Jersey

JAMES TOLIVER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled256

YOUNGSTOWN

Ohio

SETH ADELMAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled250

STATEN ISLAND

New York

REBECCA STRAFFORD M.D,

General Practice

Claims Filled234

GALLIPOLIS

Ohio

RICHARD GRANT MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled225

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

MARSHA WILLIAMS NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled216

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

CATHERINE PHILLIPS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled210

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

MARGARET MCHUGH M.D.

Case Manager/Care Coordinator

Claims Filled209

POLK

Pennsylvania

KEITH GATCHELL M.D.

Respite Care Facility, Respite Care, Mental Retardation and/or Developmental Disabilities

Claims Filled203

CLINTON

South Carolina

GREGORY CASCINO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled198

ROCHESTER

Minnesota

ANTONIO MARASIGAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled179

SYRACUSE

New York

GREGORY BARKLEY M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled177

DETROIT

Michigan

OSAMA EL-SHAFIE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled176

OAKBROOK TERRACE

Illinois

BRIAN CHICOINE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled170

PARK RIDGE

Illinois

YEDDU RAJU MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled170

GOLDSBORO

North Carolina

DIMTCHO POPOV M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled162

ALEXANDER CITY

Alabama

CATHY MCNEW CRNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled161

HERSHEY

Pennsylvania

RICHARD MATTSON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled160

NEW HAVEN

Connecticut

MARK SIMON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled159

CHICAGO

Illinois

JUAN DEL CASTILLO M.D.

Thoracic Surgery Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery

Claims Filled152

SELINSGROVE

Pennsylvania

ALBERT CUETTER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled149

EL PASO

Texas

CECILIA CELESTINO M.D.

Pediatrics

Claims Filled147

CLINTON

New Jersey

JEROME KORINCHAK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled146

SELINSGROVE

Pennsylvania

SURENDRA CHAGANTI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled144

ST LOUIS

Missouri