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FOCALIN XR

DEXMETHYLPHENIDATE HCL

Focalin (Dexmethylphenidate) is a stimulant. Researchers don't know exactly how it works for ADHD, but it increases norepinephrine and dopamine activity in the brain, which affects attention and behavior. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Focalin

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

9,580
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1283 of 3362

$3.04M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1136 of 3362

1,860
Patients

Rank: 1393 of 3362

2,200
Prescribers

Rank: 1307 of 3362

More info on related drug Focalin »

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52%

of people say

it's worth it

32%

of people say

it worked well

22%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

6,993

2011

8,585

2012

10.5K

2013

9,581

2014

5,616

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.57M

2011

$2.16M

2012

$3M

2013

$3.04M

2014

$2.06M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$312

2011

$388

2012

$403

2013

$403

2014

$395

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 177 753 $268K
New York 106 605 $202K
Pennsylvania 86 587 $167K
California 120 585 $232K
Florida 119 531 $168K
Ohio 79 422 $107K
Illinois 75 403 $119K
Massachusetts 72 362 $113K
Wisconsin 58 327 $132K
Michigan 76 323 $113K
Maine 50 273 $66.9K
New Jersey 49 252 $71.4K
North Carolina 69 252 $77.8K
Indiana 41 251 $94.8K
Iowa 34 241 $60.9K
Tennessee 49 218 $73.1K
Minnesota 32 213 $63.5K
Maryland 40 196 $69.6K
West Virginia 38 181 $46.7K
Missouri 36 164 $53.6K
Louisiana 29 159 $41.5K
Connecticut 37 152 $43.1K
Alabama 43 150 $44.5K
Oregon 19 146 $54.6K
Virginia 28 143 $46.4K
Washington 27 139 $48.1K
Kansas 17 130 $36.7K
Arizona 23 128 $34.6K
Nebraska 21 120 $35.2K
Idaho 21 113 $30.5K
Oklahoma 20 110 $36.1K
Georgia 28 104 $34.7K
South Carolina 23 102 $35.5K
Colorado 20 101 $40.2K
New Hampshire 21 97 $22.6K
Vermont 13 80 $17.6K
Arkansas 20 66 $18.2K
Utah 19 65 $22.9K
Montana 53 $13.5K
Rhode Island 49 $12.3K
Delaware 14 36 $16K
Kentucky 13 34 $8,295
Mississippi 34 $7,946
South Dakota 34 $9,056
District of Columbia 23 $7,380
New Mexico 18 $7,755
North Dakota 11 $3,986
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 FOCALIN XR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
THOMAS LEWIS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled62

SAN FRANCISCO

California