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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
JERRY STRINGFELLOW MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,776

TEXARKANA

Texas

JOHN CORDER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,762

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

MILES JOHNSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,740

SMYRNA

Georgia

LAILA HIRJEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,739

DALLAS

Texas

MEENAKSHI PATEL MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,730

CENTERVILLE

Ohio

JAMES CHUDLEIGH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,715

VOLENTE

Texas

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,652

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

PARIMAL PARIKH M D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,645

KENNER

Louisiana

WILLIAM SILVERSTONE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,643

WESTLAND

Michigan

CHRISTOPHER LABONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,520

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

RANJAN DUARA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,512

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

BRADLEY WARD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,509

TAYLORSVILLE

Georgia

KHOREN HEKIMIAN DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,503

TROUP

Texas

MICHAEL BERNARDO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,500

NEWBERRY

South Carolina

SAMVEL HMAYAKYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,499

GLENDALE

California

EVGUENI ROUDACHEVSKI DO

Claims Filled1,471

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

DONALD EVANS M.D., P.C.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,452

CARTERSVILLE

Georgia

DARIO NARRO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,451

WESLACO

Texas

JOSE DIAZ PIMENTEL MD

Claims Filled1,444

MIRAMAR

Florida

ANGELA WATSON DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,435

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

RAJESH AGARWAL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,433

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS

Ohio

LUIS FORASTIERI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,426

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

SURESH NAIR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,422

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

JANSEN TODD DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,408

LUFKIN

Texas

BRUCE PENDLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,407

EAST RIDGE

Tennessee