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ZONISAMIDE

Treats partial seizures in adults with epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

338K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 424 of 3395

$10.3M
Retail Cost

Rank: 905 of 3395

51,116
Patients

Rank: 537 of 3395

27,974
Prescribers

Rank: 533 of 3395

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it worked well

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it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

264K

2011

280K

2012

304K

2013

320K

2014

338K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$13.8M

2011

$13.8M

2012

$12.4M

2013

$12.6M

2014

$10.3M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$69

2011

$64

2012

$61

2013

$65

2014

$61

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 4,229 23,860 $721K
California 3,319 21,302 $924K
Pennsylvania 2,755 19,138 $600K
Ohio 2,754 18,571 $531K
New York 2,404 17,606 $554K
Florida 3,047 17,513 $478K
North Carolina 2,112 12,336 $328K
Tennessee 1,955 12,127 $321K
Missouri 1,709 11,395 $329K
Massachusetts 1,617 11,392 $334K
Michigan 1,808 11,223 $431K
Illinois 1,603 10,746 $358K
Washington 1,402 9,871 $305K
Indiana 1,653 9,820 $284K
Wisconsin 1,433 9,440 $297K
Arizona 1,380 8,388 $252K
Alabama 1,497 8,131 $209K
Georgia 1,177 7,419 $202K
Virginia 1,188 7,058 $213K
Louisiana 1,127 6,548 $172K
New Jersey 950 6,302 $176K
South Carolina 1,050 6,181 $170K
Minnesota 772 6,031 $224K
Kentucky 803 4,979 $139K
Mississippi 817 4,935 $115K
Arkansas 662 4,543 $118K
Colorado 700 4,154 $168K
Iowa 493 4,072 $105K
Oregon 597 3,715 $147K
Maryland 646 3,610 $106K
Nebraska 548 3,561 $88.7K
Utah 455 3,186 $96.8K
Connecticut 464 3,039 $90.8K
Kansas 480 2,936 $80.3K
West Virginia 471 2,796 $74.3K
Idaho 318 2,129 $62.9K
Nevada 413 2,014 $55.7K
New Hampshire 403 1,981 $48.5K
Oklahoma 299 1,874 $56.3K
Rhode Island 220 1,841 $46.2K
New Mexico 315 1,640 $45.8K
Maine 242 1,422 $53.5K
Montana 218 1,323 $43.1K
Delaware 190 993 $35.6K
South Dakota 87 810 $29.7K
North Dakota 124 775 $20.4K
Hawaii 107 732 $29.7K
Vermont 89 570 $13.2K
Alaska 66 521 $10.2K
Wyoming 66 490 $14.6K
District of Columbia 56 245 $10.2K
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 ZONISAMIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RICHARD HAMER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled689

LONGVIEW

Texas

SYED SHAH M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled605

CENTRALIA

Illinois

MIGUEL GUTIERREZ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled582

MCALLEN

Texas

NIVEA RIBAS M D

Neurology

Claims Filled548

MIAMI LAKES

Florida

ERIC GELLER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled548

LIVINGSTON

New Jersey

BYONG AHN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled546

ELYRIA

Ohio

TIMOTHY POWELL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled536

SPOKANE

Washington

LAURA HERSHKOWITZ D.O.

Claims Filled452

TACOMA

Washington

AREMMIA TANIOUS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled419

LAUREL

Mississippi

PHILLIP WHITE M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled416

WEST CHESTER

Ohio

LAURA LYNAM M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled414

TACOMA

Washington

PATRICIA ROGERS NP

Neurology

Claims Filled396

ROCHESTER

New York

DENISE VANACORE PHD, CRNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled395

LANSDALE

Pennsylvania

REINALDO VERSON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled370

COLUMBUS

Georgia

CATHERINE PHILLIPS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled368

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

ROGER BLAIR M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled355

FORT WORTH

Texas

JOSEPH POOLE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled355

MOUNT VERNON

Ohio

JOHN FLORES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled355

SILVER CITY

New Mexico

DIANE TEAGARDEN NP, APRN-BC, MSN

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled346

ATLANTA

Georgia

SUDHIN KANABAR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled343

HILLSBORO

Ohio

MARK HENSLEY ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled340

LEON

Iowa

MICHAEL ROCK M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled336

CHICAGO

Illinois

MICHAEL AMIEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled313

GAINESVILLE

Florida

IRVING HABER D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled311

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

DAVID LABINER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled309

TUCSON

Arizona