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LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Often used along with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

2.96M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 105 of 3238

$58.4M
Retail Cost

Rank: 327 of 3238

392,578
Patients

Rank: 184 of 3238

140,244
Prescribers

Rank: 175 of 3238

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44%

of people say

it's worth it

42%

of people say

it worked well

32%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Depakote Tegretol Topamax

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 32,869 223,529 $4.74M
New York 24,868 189,881 $4.41M
Pennsylvania 21,395 169,619 $3.32M
Florida 26,489 166,584 $3.25M
Ohio 17,317 129,505 $3.01M
Massachusetts 16,075 126,387 $2.13M
Texas 19,536 123,221 $2.5M
North Carolina 16,746 118,144 $2.25M
Michigan 15,907 111,422 $2.23M
Illinois 12,876 95,175 $2.1M
Tennessee 12,531 85,980 $1.44M
Missouri 11,252 84,899 $1.62M
Wisconsin 10,556 83,168 $1.79M
Washington 11,203 82,594 $1.43M
Indiana 9,589 68,760 $1.5M
Georgia 10,029 66,448 $1.29M
New Jersey 8,815 66,287 $1.2M
Minnesota 7,747 60,228 $1.28M
Arizona 8,786 59,427 $1.16M
Oregon 7,376 52,088 $893K
Kentucky 7,798 50,399 $1.11M
Virginia 7,501 49,774 $1.08M
Connecticut 6,006 47,187 $873K
Alabama 6,733 45,312 $708K
Colorado 6,497 42,977 $895K
Oklahoma 6,160 41,958 $788K
Iowa 4,576 38,086 $634K
Maryland 5,540 35,902 $760K
South Carolina 5,360 34,218 $681K
Kansas 4,288 32,759 $657K
Arkansas 4,371 31,182 $540K
Louisiana 4,499 30,948 $527K
West Virginia 4,182 30,896 $593K
Maine 3,893 28,413 $480K
Nebraska 3,135 23,818 $400K
Utah 3,312 23,169 $433K
Mississippi 3,018 21,900 $384K
New Mexico 3,192 20,928 $382K
Idaho 2,667 19,412 $271K
Rhode Island 2,195 17,043 $243K
New Hampshire 2,380 16,449 $302K
Nevada 2,443 14,815 $306K
Montana 1,694 12,861 $221K
Vermont 1,472 10,080 $167K
South Dakota 1,149 9,918 $235K
Delaware 1,287 8,411 $159K
North Dakota 1,070 8,310 $144K
Hawaii 1,017 6,715 $120K
Alaska 604 6,062 $84.2K
Wyoming 712 4,923 $81.5K
District of Columbia 756 4,243 $85.6K
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 LAMOTRIGINE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ROBERT MORTON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,800

ADA

Oklahoma

MOHMMAD MUNIR M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,805

DEDHAM

Massachusetts

ERIC GELLER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,293

LIVINGSTON

New Jersey

CATHY MCNEW CRNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled1,224

HERSHEY

Pennsylvania

DEDENIA YAP MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,189

BUFFALO

New York

SANDEEP SAROCH MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,185

ASHLAND

Kentucky

MARVIN PIBURN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,124

INDEPENDENCE

Iowa

JUDITH MAYANS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,100

CORAL GABLES

Florida

JESUS RIVERO MD

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,072

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

CHARLES WALKER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,054

TAMPA

Florida

HEATHER ROWE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,039

OPELIKA

Alabama

OBUL REDDY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,017

SPRINGFIELD

Illinois

SUBHASH PATEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,001

GASTONIA

North Carolina

MOHAMMAD HASAN MD

Addiction Psychiatry

Claims Filled961

BECKLEY

West Virginia

AMY GREGG PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled946

SPOKANE

Washington

GREGORY CONNOR M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled910

TULSA

Oklahoma

DEANNA DICKENS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled908

SAINT PAUL

Minnesota

RAJNIKANT KOTHARI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled907

MASSILLON

Ohio

HORACIO CAPOTE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled890

AMHERST

New York

SYLVIA LAGDAN ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled872

TACOMA

Washington

MEREDITH FINE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled846

SEATTLE

Washington

MOHD MALIK M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled792

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

ERASMO PASSARO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled786

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

OLIN LEPARD M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled769

WAYNE

Michigan

DANIEL HYUN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled769

SAN ANTONIO

Texas