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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
ISMAIL ATCHA MD FACP

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled80

HANOVER PARK

LUIS PACHECO OLIVERAS

General Practice

Claims Filled53

SABANA GRANDE

PEDRO PAEZ GONZALEZ MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled86

SAN JUAN

JAMES NELSON M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled59

ST THOMAS

Virgin Islands

DAVID WEISHER M.D.

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Medical Specialty

Claims Filled61

ST THOMAS

Virgin Islands

CARLOS MALDONADO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled105

JUNCOS

Puerto Rico

JOSE FIGUEROA ROBLES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled165

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

DAISY BAEZ-FRANCESCHI M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled87

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

MARIO BERNAL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled105

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

GISHLAINE ALFONSO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled188

HATO REY

Puerto Rico

EDWIN FIGUEROA DELGADO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled414

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

JOSE CURET RAMOS

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled257

GURABO

Puerto Rico

ENRIQUE VAZQUEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled153

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

BRENDA ORTA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

LAS MARIAS

Puerto Rico

LYDIA DIAZ BORRAS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled115

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

RUBEN BRAVO VALVERDE MD

Claims Filled81

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

FERNANDO ENTENZA

Psychiatry

Claims Filled196

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

ELVIN PACHECO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled102

PONCE

Puerto Rico

JULIO SANTORY -ORTIZ

General Practice

Claims Filled98

LAS PIEDRAS

Puerto Rico

MARISOL MUBARAK PERDOMO M.D.

Chiropractor, Neurology

Claims Filled167

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

DALILA NATALI M.D,

Neurology

Claims Filled61

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

MARLA JORDAN MD

Neuromuscular Medicine

Claims Filled139

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

JOSE RIVERA MATTEI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled112

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

DARIO GOITIA RIOS MD

Specialist

Claims Filled191

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

CARLOS QUILES APONTE M.D

General Practice

Claims Filled109

CAYEY

Puerto Rico