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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
JAIRO COLON-AGRONT M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled63

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

JOAQUIN DAVILA CINTRON M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled73

PATILLAS

Puerto Rico

JOSE LOPEZ VELAZQUEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled81

GUAYANILLA

Puerto Rico

JOSE DE LEON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled115

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

JOSE ARIAS MORALES M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled58

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

VIVIAN PASTRANA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled55

AIBONITO

Puerto Rico

FRANCISCO VAZQUEZ REILLO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled398

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

FRANCISCO CARDONA HERNANDEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled60

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

EDWIN OLMEDA MORALES MD

General Practice

Claims Filled96

HATILLO

Puerto Rico

OSCAR BAEZ-SORIA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled477

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

HERIBERTO ACOSTA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled2,254

HATO RYE

Puerto Rico

ROBERTO ROSSO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled62

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

ELFREN MARTINEZ M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled63

AGUAS BUENAS

Puerto Rico

LUIS RIVERA-RAMOS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled171

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

JOSE ACEVEDO M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled79

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

MARIA WISCOVITCH M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled546

FAJARDO

Puerto Rico

LUIS ROSA DIAZ

Family Medicine

Claims Filled58

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

FABIO LUGO GUTIERREZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled273

COTO LAUREL

Puerto Rico

JORGE FAGES TORRES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled86

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

ZACARIAS ALAMO MALDONADO

General Practice

Claims Filled53

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

SIXTO ALVAREZ M.D

General Practice

Claims Filled73

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

ENRICO SARTORI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled57

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

JOSE AYALA-CUERVOS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled76

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

RENE SANCHEZ-BORRERO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled323

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

JOSE MORA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled89

ISABELA

Puerto Rico