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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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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

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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
JOSEPH CONTI D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled791

LAUREL SPRINGS

New Jersey

LUIS FREYTES LUGO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled787

SAN GERMAN

Puerto Rico

MAGED ABDELMALIK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled786

FOLKSTON

Georgia

DONALD QUINN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled786

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

RUFUS REUBEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled785

CUYAHOGA FALLS

Ohio

VIJAYA SUDANAGUNTA M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled785

CEDAR HILL

Texas

SCOTT CLAY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled785

BRUNSWICK

Georgia

STEVEN BARNETT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled783

WINNSBORO

South Carolina

ANNETTE MARTINEZ PADILLA M.D.

Vascular Neurology

Claims Filled781

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

KHOA LE D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled779

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

JOAQUIN MENDEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled779

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

RAM REDDY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled777

ROYSTON

Georgia

ROBERT GRIES M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled777

HONOLULU

Hawaii

REZA JALAL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled777

DEXTER

Missouri

JEFFERY KERR D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled776

ROLLA

Missouri

LAURENCE PETTY M.D.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled776

PLANT CITY

Florida

THOMAS DEGREGORY D.O.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled776

GREENSBURG

Pennsylvania

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled770

SAN GABRIEL

California

JOSEPH BENENATE D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled769

DALLAS

Texas

TIMOTHY MALLOY MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled765

OMAHA

Nebraska

MARY KAREN PENA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled763

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

TRACY SHERMAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled763

DE PERE

Wisconsin

BRUCE JOHNSON D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled761

ROSEVILLE

Michigan

JAMES TOOTHMAN D.O.

Personal Emergency Response Attendant

Claims Filled760

PT PLEASANT

West Virginia

JAMES RIDER D.O.

Claims Filled760

WINCHESTER

Kansas