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BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

2.37M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 132 of 3395

$25.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 622 of 3395

301,428
Patients

Rank: 234 of 3395

88,151
Prescribers

Rank: 281 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

2.27M

2011

2.36M

2012

2.4M

2013

2.39M

2014

2.37M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$18.1M

2011

$17.5M

2012

$21.5M

2013

$24.9M

2014

$25.9M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$27

2011

$26

2012

$29

2013

$35

2014

$41

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 29,838 224,897 $2.74M
New York 24,814 186,455 $1.94M
Florida 20,902 140,980 $1.59M
Pennsylvania 16,398 127,206 $1.36M
Texas 19,009 123,565 $1.36M
Ohio 14,672 116,160 $1.28M
Illinois 12,232 91,018 $1.13M
Michigan 11,604 85,478 $874K
North Carolina 11,300 82,083 $882K
New Jersey 9,352 75,121 $801K
Massachusetts 9,272 70,248 $720K
Missouri 8,459 68,712 $758K
Georgia 9,334 65,816 $632K
Tennessee 8,668 59,767 $630K
Maryland 6,819 53,296 $579K
Virginia 7,436 52,671 $565K
Indiana 6,410 48,517 $578K
Alabama 6,696 44,672 $507K
Wisconsin 5,351 44,412 $493K
Louisiana 5,995 40,976 $434K
Connecticut 5,054 39,623 $405K
Arizona 5,465 37,611 $379K
South Carolina 5,149 37,321 $417K
Washington 4,904 36,698 $425K
Mississippi 5,141 35,149 $345K
Minnesota 4,414 34,355 $392K
Kentucky 4,453 30,807 $353K
Iowa 3,505 27,778 $301K
Oregon 3,162 23,858 $266K
Colorado 3,299 23,030 $283K
Arkansas 3,341 22,915 $239K
Kansas 2,873 21,686 $245K
Oklahoma 2,787 18,923 $199K
West Virginia 2,216 15,789 $164K
Nebraska 1,988 15,522 $163K
Maine 1,610 11,167 $141K
Nevada 1,812 11,101 $115K
New Mexico 1,829 11,038 $121K
Utah 1,463 10,561 $131K
Rhode Island 1,331 10,221 $114K
Idaho 1,313 9,375 $103K
Delaware 1,167 8,602 $99.1K
New Hampshire 1,133 8,219 $78.1K
District of Columbia 1,263 7,049 $71.7K
Alaska 466 6,168 $44.6K
Hawaii 901 6,068 $71.1K
North Dakota 684 5,010 $50K
Montana 654 4,765 $53.1K
South Dakota 611 4,700 $49.7K
Vermont 566 3,887 $40.7K
Wyoming 316 2,147 $24.7K
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 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 BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOSHUA ESLAMI

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled689

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

JOSEPH COOK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled688

AMERICAN FORK

Utah

DEB ARTER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled686

JANESVILLE

Wisconsin

MARY COHEN-COLSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled685

MOBILE

Alabama

JORGE BETANCOURT MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled682

MIA

Florida

ARTHUR PIERRE-LOUIS M.D,

Psychiatry

Claims Filled682

FORT PIERCE

Florida

ASHOK SHAH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled682

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

MEHBOOB MAKHANI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled682

NORTHRIDGE

California

FERNANDO LOPEZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled681

DOTHAN

Alabama

USHA SUDINDRANATH MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled679

DEARBORN

Michigan

THEODORE MATEJKA ARNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled678

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

SHANA EVANS CRNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled674

MOBILE

Alabama

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled673

FORT WORTH

Texas

DAVID JOHNSON MD

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled667

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

JAMES EADES M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled667

TEXAS CITY

Texas

RALPH POLLOCK M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled666

COLUMBIA

South Carolina

MERLE WISEMAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled664

EL DORADO

Arkansas

ADAM KAUL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled661

MIDLOTHIAN

Virginia

DWIGHT DONESKY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled660

CHEVY CHASE

Maryland

REX LEAR MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled658

WICHITA

Kansas

JOSEPH POITIER

Psychiatry

Claims Filled655

NORTH MIAMI

Florida

ARUNA GULLAPALLI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled654

MONROE

Louisiana

TODD ROSEN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled654

FLINT

Michigan

KRISHNAMURTHY GURURAJAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled652

MUNDELEIN

Illinois

RAO VALLABHANENI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled651

PONTIAC

Michigan