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ZONISAMIDE

Treats partial seizures in adults with epilepsy. May be used together with other anti-seizure medicines. Belongs to a class of drugs called sulfonamides (sulfa drugs). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

192K
Medicare Part D Claims
$13.8M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 17,901 $827K
Texas 16,459 $886K
Florida 15,115 $827K
Pennsylvania 14,937 $791K
Ohio 13,357 $631K
New York 12,376 $624K
Illinois 10,857 $611K
Tennessee 10,129 $517K
Massachusetts 9,768 $462K
North Carolina 9,382 $543K
Missouri 8,863 $490K
Wisconsin 7,745 $384K
Indiana 7,722 $383K
Michigan 7,612 $447K
Arizona 6,329 $359K
Alabama 6,233 $281K
Washington 6,065 $347K
Georgia 5,680 $271K
Minnesota 5,450 $322K
New Jersey 5,376 $319K
Louisiana 5,080 $239K
Virginia 4,828 $269K
Mississippi 4,219 $205K
South Carolina 4,161 $216K
Kentucky 4,151 $205K
Arkansas 3,871 $179K
Iowa 3,503 $189K
West Virginia 3,310 $184K
Colorado 3,078 $183K
Oregon 2,639 $142K
Utah 2,638 $139K
Connecticut 2,610 $120K
Nebraska 2,604 $123K
Maryland 2,571 $152K
Kansas 2,533 $124K
Oklahoma 2,076 $106K
Idaho 1,771 $102K
Rhode Island 1,722 $76.3K
New Mexico 1,115 $58.8K
Montana 1,078 $70.5K
Nevada 1,029 $61.9K
New Hampshire 1,019 $58.2K
Maine 984 $59.4K
South Dakota 762 $42.6K
Delaware 642 $36.4K
Hawaii 592 $35.5K
North Dakota 514 $23.9K
Wyoming 482 $31.1K
Vermont 476 $24.9K
Puerto Rico 338 $16.1K
Alaska 336 $13.6K
District of Columbia 87 $4,600
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths 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
MIGUEL GUTIERREZ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled827

MCALLEN

Texas

MICHAEL REINSTEIN PSYCHIATRIST

Psychiatry

Claims Filled660

SKOKIE

Illinois

IRAJ DERAKHSHAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled582

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

SYED SHAH M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled513

CENTRALIA

Illinois

CARLOS BOTERO M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled509

PLANT CITY

Florida

BYONG AHN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled411

ELYRIA

Ohio

NIVEA RIBAS M D

Neurology

Claims Filled399

MIAMI LAKES

Florida

RICHARD HAMER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled398

LONGVIEW

Texas

DENISE VANACORE PHD, CRNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled379

LANSDALE

Pennsylvania

SOWBHAGYA SONTHINENI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled353

BINGHAMTON

New York

ERIC GELLER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled338

LIVINGSTON

New Jersey

THUY NGO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled333

COOKEVILLE

Tennessee

ABDON VILLALBA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled308

CUYAHOGA FALLS

Ohio

MICHAEL AMIEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled308

GAINESVILLE

Florida

BASSEL ABOU-KHALIL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled293

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

MICHAEL ROCK M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled289

CHICAGO

Illinois

SURESH BALENALLI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled288

CASA GRANDE

Arizona

ROBERT SIMKINS D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled282

WEST CHESTER

Ohio

JOHN JONES MD

Neurology

Claims Filled278

MADISON

Wisconsin

TRACY JOHNSON NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled277

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

AMY GREGG PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled273

SPOKANE

Washington

GAMAL BOUTROS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled272

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

AREMMIA TANIOUS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled269

LAUREL

Mississippi

JOSEPH BURGARINO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled265

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

WILLIAM SMITH MD

Neurology

Claims Filled265

PORTLAND

Oregon