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NAMENDA

Namenda 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 2013

6.88M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 45 of 3238

$1.56B
Retail Cost

Rank: 7 of 3238

798,714
Patients

Rank: 103 of 3238

176,825
Prescribers

Rank: 127 of 3238

User Reviews of NAMENDA »

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20%

of people say

it's worth it

40%

of people say

it worked well

0%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 80,421 608,587 $151M
Texas 67,534 568,623 $126M
Florida 73,041 520,312 $128M
New York 53,634 428,858 $102M
Pennsylvania 36,901 332,207 $73.7M
Ohio 35,526 324,053 $70.6M
Illinois 31,663 292,444 $62M
Georgia 27,476 245,993 $53M
North Carolina 25,671 221,675 $50.1M
Indiana 21,760 198,643 $42.6M
New Jersey 24,220 198,433 $44.4M
Michigan 25,768 190,239 $49.3M
Missouri 19,570 184,090 $38.2M
Tennessee 19,025 170,585 $36M
Louisiana 16,448 149,774 $30.7M
Kentucky 15,006 142,855 $29.1M
Alabama 16,846 141,333 $32.1M
Wisconsin 14,337 139,305 $30.6M
Massachusetts 15,159 137,838 $30.1M
Virginia 15,589 126,649 $30.2M
South Carolina 12,596 108,403 $23.3M
Oklahoma 11,626 102,761 $22.6M
Iowa 9,324 102,375 $19.4M
Mississippi 10,511 98,934 $20M
Kansas 9,367 92,096 $18.8M
Arkansas 8,631 85,350 $16.7M
Connecticut 8,766 81,179 $17.5M
Arizona 11,382 74,899 $20.8M
Washington 9,709 74,139 $19.3M
Minnesota 8,831 72,582 $18.5M
Maryland 8,511 61,317 $15.9M
Colorado 6,523 50,139 $12.3M
Nebraska 4,995 49,552 $10.2M
Oregon 6,831 48,950 $13.5M
West Virginia 5,759 48,848 $10.3M
Rhode Island 3,050 32,930 $6.11M
Hawaii 4,065 29,763 $8.05M
Nevada 4,263 28,860 $7.12M
New Mexico 3,856 27,240 $6.63M
New Hampshire 2,588 24,031 $5.06M
Maine 2,869 23,366 $5.74M
Utah 3,238 22,588 $5.86M
South Dakota 1,981 20,918 $4.1M
North Dakota 1,900 18,976 $3.9M
Idaho 2,342 17,435 $4.49M
Montana 1,633 13,980 $3.13M
Delaware 1,698 11,267 $3.19M
Vermont 1,114 9,146 $2.15M
Wyoming 822 7,809 $1.66M
District of Columbia 953 6,381 $1.57M
Alaska 558 6,126 $1.14M
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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
WILLIAM FOLLETT MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,163

PORT ARANSAS

Texas

JAMES DEMIDOVICH DO

General Practice

Claims Filled1,160

CANFIELD

Ohio

ARNOLD TEPPER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,159

CHESTERFIELD

Missouri

SUSAN BERNER M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,159

WEST CHESTER

Ohio

THOMAS SAMES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,158

AMARILLO

Texas

DAVID KAVTARADZE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,156

CORDELE

Georgia

HECTOR SANCHEZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,153

CORAL GABLES

Florida

DAVID MYERS

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,151

METAIRIE

Louisiana

JEFFERY WARREN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,149

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

TED CLONTZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,148

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

RAUL MATEO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,146

SAINT FRANCIS

Wisconsin

QUINTON WELDON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,142

AMERICUS

Georgia

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,142

SAN GABRIEL

California

EDWARD WARREN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,141

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

PETER BETZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,141

LYNCHBURG

Virginia

STEPHEN GROSSMAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,141

FRESNO

California

MICHAEL AHEARN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,139

KEWANEE

Illinois

RAJESH VISHEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,138

ORANGE PARK

Florida

MARK MILLER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,138

FAYETTEVILLE

Arkansas

AMIR HAJIMOMENIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,136

NORFOLK

Virginia

THOMAS UNRUG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,129

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

THOMAS MADEJSKI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,129

MEDINA

New York

OHMAR WIN M.D, M.S

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,127

LUBBOCK

Texas

RALPH D'AMORE MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,127

GREENWOOD

South Carolina

STEPHEN EVANS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,120

BUFFALO

New York