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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 2015

2.36M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 134 of 3395

$676M
Retail Cost

Rank: 38 of 3395

465,807
Patients

Rank: 162 of 3395

141,941
Prescribers

Rank: 180 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

5.32M

2011

5.43M

2012

6.88M

2013

5.24M

2014

2.36M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.1B

2011

$1.33B

2012

$1.56B

2013

$1.38B

2014

$676M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$383

2011

$410

2012

$408

2013

$381

2014

$316

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 50,132 242,626 $74.5M
Texas 40,620 202,658 $56.1M
Florida 43,112 183,056 $56.4M
New York 33,426 170,745 $50.2M
Pennsylvania 19,162 99,130 $28.4M
Ohio 17,979 88,337 $25.4M
Illinois 18,268 87,038 $24.4M
Georgia 15,365 84,143 $21.7M
North Carolina 14,118 70,968 $20M
New Jersey 13,254 66,641 $18.4M
Michigan 14,845 63,375 $20.8M
Indiana 11,181 60,413 $15.7M
Louisiana 10,228 57,802 $14.4M
Missouri 10,528 55,417 $14.1M
Kentucky 8,410 50,683 $12.6M
Alabama 9,847 49,713 $14.2M
Tennessee 10,057 47,275 $13.6M
Massachusetts 8,861 44,335 $13M
Virginia 8,885 43,751 $13.1M
Mississippi 6,596 41,952 $10.1M
South Carolina 7,686 39,888 $10.6M
Wisconsin 7,495 39,738 $11.8M
Oklahoma 7,072 37,982 $10.2M
Arkansas 4,945 30,425 $7.27M
Iowa 4,577 29,788 $6.81M
Arizona 6,633 27,891 $9.2M
Kansas 4,904 26,928 $6.8M
Washington 5,506 26,098 $8.41M
Minnesota 4,900 24,336 $7.85M
Maryland 5,346 22,918 $7.4M
Connecticut 4,426 22,112 $6.32M
Oregon 4,017 17,613 $6.02M
Colorado 3,713 16,834 $5.37M
West Virginia 3,075 15,738 $4.16M
Nebraska 2,489 13,535 $3.33M
Nevada 2,601 12,691 $3.34M
New Mexico 2,394 10,410 $3.22M
New Hampshire 1,508 7,899 $2.22M
Hawaii 2,072 7,722 $3.18M
Utah 1,747 7,721 $2.46M
Idaho 1,471 6,553 $2.1M
Rhode Island 1,295 6,548 $1.83M
Maine 1,317 6,036 $2.04M
North Dakota 939 5,443 $1.43M
South Dakota 991 5,353 $1.42M
Delaware 1,028 4,635 $1.47M
Montana 873 4,307 $1.19M
Vermont 610 3,309 $895K
Alaska 326 2,931 $488K
District of Columbia 568 2,419 $780K
Wyoming 434 2,103 $586K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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
CHI TAI LAU M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled121

ZWOLLE

Louisiana

DENNIS MCCREARY

Family Medicine

Claims Filled59

ZION

Illinois

IRIS BRACKEN ARNP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled127

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

FARASAT ASHRAF M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled115

ZEBULON

North Carolina

WILLIAM SHADE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

JUAN MEDINA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled108

ZACHARY

Louisiana

VENU KAKARALA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled373

ZACHARY

Louisiana

REAGAN ELKINS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled87

ZACHARY

Louisiana

MICHAEL AMACKER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

ZACHARY

Louisiana

ALICIA HART FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled86

ZACHARY

Louisiana

GERARDO SANCHEZ PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled84

YUMA

Arizona

SERGIO PENAHERRERA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled54

YUMA

Arizona

BAPU ALURI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled70

YUMA

Arizona

LOC NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

YUMA

Arizona

RAY SILAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

YUMA

Arizona

WISSAM FAYAD M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled83

YUMA

Arizona

ELDENE SMITH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled63

YUCCA VALLEY

California

PREM SALHOTRA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled87

YUCCA VALLEY

California

TONDA BRADSHAW DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

YUCAIPA

California

ANASTASIOS ALEXIOU MD

Neurology

Claims Filled56

YPSILANTI

Michigan

EVAN MORRISON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled82

YPSILANTI

Michigan

LARA CLARY-LANTIS D.O.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled94

YPSILANTI

Michigan

CHERYL HUCKINS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

YPSILANTI

Michigan

SAJID CHAUDHRY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled271

YPSILANTI

Michigan

KATHRYN BENNETT AGPCNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care

Claims Filled53

YPSILANTI

Michigan