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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
MARLA MORGAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled92

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

SCOTT CARVER

Family Medicine

Claims Filled94

SARALAND

Alabama

GREG FLIPPO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled250

PINSON

Alabama

LATA PATIL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled67

CENTREVILLE

Alabama

STEVEN CHANDLER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled54

DECATUR

Alabama

GARY CALHOUN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled109

ALBERTVILLE

Alabama

JOHN KERR M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled224

HAMILTON

Alabama

JOSEPH WU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled83

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

VLAD PRELIPCEAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled112

PINSON

Alabama

KENNETH CROWE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled284

OPP

Alabama

ROBINS NEWTON M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled73

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

ANTHONY CIULLA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled344

COLUMBIANA

Alabama

TREVOR LINDSAY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled72

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

CHARLES COFFEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled66

MOULTON

Alabama

CLAUDE OSULA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled103

JASPER

Alabama

GEORGE SUTTON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled623

MOBILE

Alabama

JONATHAN STANFIELD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled570

OPP

Alabama

FRITZ LACOUR M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled140

LOXLEY

Alabama

GARY FOWLER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled194

WINFIELD

Alabama

JESSE MORRISS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,179

DOTHAN

Alabama

DANIEL MINCE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled72

FORT PAYNE

Alabama

JOEL BOLEN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled549

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

JAMES ADAMS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled150

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

GREGORY HILL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled305

FULTONDALE

Alabama

LUCIUS FREEMAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled142

PRATTVILLE

Alabama