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LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

3.17M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 99 of 3362

$50.4M
Retail Cost

Rank: 399 of 3362

424,168
Patients

Rank: 176 of 3362

148,105
Prescribers

Rank: 171 of 3362

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67%

of people say

it's worth it

59%

of people say

it worked well

19%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Depakote Tegretol Topamax

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 35,655 239,015 $4.14M
New York 26,775 203,116 $3.59M
Florida 28,857 177,764 $2.76M
Pennsylvania 22,638 177,651 $2.82M
Ohio 18,616 140,370 $2.56M
Texas 21,230 133,997 $2.17M
Massachusetts 16,919 133,714 $1.83M
North Carolina 18,095 127,083 $1.86M
Michigan 17,191 118,278 $1.94M
Illinois 14,179 102,966 $2.05M
Missouri 12,026 90,669 $1.4M
Tennessee 13,282 90,620 $1.25M
Washington 12,478 88,904 $1.29M
Wisconsin 11,232 86,630 $1.57M
Georgia 10,875 73,724 $1.12M
Indiana 10,201 72,705 $1.3M
New Jersey 9,335 70,733 $995K
Minnesota 8,426 64,600 $1.09M
Arizona 9,637 63,329 $949K
Oregon 8,013 56,741 $804K
Virginia 8,291 54,730 $940K
Kentucky 8,070 51,921 $916K
Connecticut 6,367 49,713 $732K
Colorado 7,418 48,487 $851K
Alabama 7,228 47,309 $628K
Oklahoma 6,721 45,734 $685K
Iowa 4,916 40,025 $532K
South Carolina 6,024 39,759 $657K
Maryland 6,179 39,116 $647K
Kansas 4,485 34,494 $553K
Arkansas 4,661 33,407 $468K
Louisiana 4,912 32,865 $449K
West Virginia 4,440 31,493 $456K
Maine 4,111 30,207 $387K
Nebraska 3,468 26,415 $350K
Utah 3,484 23,354 $346K
Mississippi 3,245 23,328 $305K
New Mexico 3,403 22,014 $344K
Idaho 2,911 20,739 $242K
New Hampshire 2,627 18,016 $252K
Rhode Island 2,310 17,829 $204K
Nevada 2,826 16,867 $279K
Montana 1,875 14,022 $195K
Vermont 1,594 11,041 $148K
South Dakota 1,237 10,455 $193K
North Dakota 1,210 9,254 $126K
Delaware 1,365 8,869 $153K
Alaska 633 6,772 $127K
Hawaii 948 6,668 $101K
Wyoming 754 5,254 $72.8K
District of Columbia 812 4,237 $75.7K
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 LAMOTRIGINE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
HORACIO CAPOTE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled804

AMHERST

New York

JAMES VALERIANO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled798

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

JANAK MEHTANI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled792

SACRAMENTO

California

ERASMO PASSARO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled792

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

MOHAMMAD HASAN MD

Addiction Psychiatry

Claims Filled788

BECKLEY

West Virginia

MARVIN PIBURN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled777

INDEPENDENCE

Iowa

VENKATACHALAM VEERAPPAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled764

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

MEREDITH FINE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled749

SEATTLE

Washington

REINALDO RODRIGUEZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled744

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

KENNETH MURRAY M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled743

ORCHARD PARK

New York

MOHD MALIK M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled742

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

MARILYN LACHMAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled738

ALBERTVILLE

Alabama

SUNITA TIKKU M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled720

ORANGE CITY

Florida

MARK LASSISE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled717

MASON CITY

Iowa

VICTOR BITON M.D.

Clinical Neurophysiology

Claims Filled716

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

GREGORY BARKLEY M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled710

DETROIT

Michigan

DIOGENES ADAMES MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled710

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

ERHAN ERGENE

Neurology

Claims Filled709

PEORIA

Illinois

REY ROMERO M.D

Neurology

Claims Filled707

EWA BEACH

Hawaii

RAMON GARCIA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled705

SACRAMENTO

California

JORGE LEAL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled702

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

KARL JONES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled693

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

SHAHZAD HASHMI M.D.,

Psychiatry

Claims Filled687

LAWRENCEVILLE

Georgia

PATRICIA PENOVICH MD

Neurology

Claims Filled686

SAINT PAUL

Minnesota

LIXIN ZHANG M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled685

AMHERST

New York