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NAMENDA

MEMANTINE HCL

Namenda (Memantine) is an NMDA receptor antagonist. Researchers don't know exactly how it helps treat Alzheimer's disease, but it blocks an amino acid called glutamine, which seems to protect nerves from overstimulation. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

5.24M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 64 of 3362

$1.38B
Retail Cost

Rank: 13 of 3362

721,956
Patients

Rank: 116 of 3362

172,488
Prescribers

Rank: 145 of 3362

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 73,066 483,373 $139M
Texas 61,864 438,804 $112M
Florida 66,910 392,509 $111M
New York 49,259 347,765 $94.1M
Pennsylvania 32,108 233,898 $60.5M
Illinois 29,834 223,472 $55.2M
Ohio 30,638 218,288 $55.7M
Georgia 24,883 198,476 $46.2M
North Carolina 23,034 168,092 $43M
New Jersey 21,068 149,126 $37.9M
Michigan 22,892 143,697 $43.8M
Indiana 19,080 139,886 $34.4M
Missouri 17,704 138,204 $32.9M
Tennessee 17,214 125,697 $31M
Louisiana 14,886 118,194 $27.3M
Alabama 15,149 110,655 $29.1M
Kentucky 13,348 106,008 $24.9M
Massachusetts 13,769 103,616 $27.3M
Wisconsin 12,779 98,135 $25.9M
Virginia 13,894 93,376 $25.8M
South Carolina 12,242 91,443 $22.6M
Oklahoma 10,646 83,055 $20.7M
Mississippi 9,560 80,963 $18.4M
Iowa 8,087 72,677 $16M
Arkansas 7,561 68,984 $15.2M
Kansas 8,154 66,882 $15.8M
Arizona 10,259 61,665 $19.1M
Washington 8,661 56,261 $16.7M
Connecticut 7,509 55,467 $14M
Minnesota 7,772 53,926 $16.1M
Maryland 8,017 48,516 $14.7M
Oregon 6,288 39,199 $12.3M
Colorado 6,005 39,192 $11.4M
West Virginia 4,912 36,232 $8.82M
Nebraska 4,343 34,537 $8.06M
Nevada 3,977 25,757 $6.52M
New Mexico 3,485 21,268 $6.15M
Hawaii 3,388 19,306 $6.49M
Rhode Island 2,355 18,892 $4.28M
New Hampshire 2,391 18,257 $4.54M
Utah 2,718 16,995 $5.02M
Maine 2,491 16,221 $4.69M
Idaho 2,153 14,257 $4.16M
South Dakota 1,691 14,014 $3.32M
North Dakota 1,722 13,747 $3.25M
Montana 1,373 10,050 $2.64M
Delaware 1,555 9,604 $2.92M
Vermont 973 7,174 $1.83M
Alaska 518 5,867 $1.04M
Wyoming 761 5,768 $1.41M
District of Columbia 891 5,366 $1.51M
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 NAMENDA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
USMAN AKHTAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SCOTTSBLUFF

Nebraska

ANNETTE MILLER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

KEARNEY

Nebraska

SUMUL RAVAL M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled50

WEST LONG BRANCH

New Jersey

THOMAS OBISESAN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

WASHINGTON

District of Columbia

DENISE AAMODT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

RIO RANCHO

New Mexico

JORGE RODRIGUEZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MANATI

Puerto Rico

SUDESHNA KUNDU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CLOVIS

California

MICHAEL WU M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

EXETER

New Hampshire

LEE EMORY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

GALVESTON

Texas

THOMAS SHANDS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW ALBANY

Mississippi

PHUONG MAI MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled50

SPRINGFIELD

Virginia

RAYMOND JOSEPH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WILKES BARRE

Pennsylvania

JENNIFER REIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HANOVER

Pennsylvania

AVINASH MONDKAR M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

BEVERLY HILLS

California

AMY SPADER ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

CRAIG PHELPS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ELK CITY

Oklahoma

BISHNU SUBEDI MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled50

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

ALBERT WEISBROT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MASON

Ohio

KEVIN BLECHLE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

DAVENPORT

Iowa

JANE HOLLINGSWORTH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BURLINGTON

North Carolina

JON SCHWARTZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

QUAKERTOWN

Pennsylvania

CYNTHIA LAWLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

SALT LAKE CITY

Utah

KAREN MARTIN FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

COVINGTON

Tennessee

LINDA HEATH APRN-BC; FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

CLINTON

North Carolina

DIANA BRYANT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LONG BEACH

California