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GLUCOPHAGE

METFORMIN HCL

Glucophage (metformin) is an anti-diabetic drug. It lowers the amount of sugar your body makes or absorbs, and allows your body use the existing insulin better. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug metformin

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

19.8K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1081 of 3395

$3.05M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1324 of 3395

4,076
Patients

Rank: 1198 of 3395

4,352
Prescribers

Rank: 1083 of 3395

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65%

of people say

it's worth it

46%

of people say

it worked well

16%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

21.9K

2011

20.4K

2012

22.4K

2013

21.2K

2014

19.8K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$2.83M

2011

$2.84M

2012

$3.23M

2013

$3.21M

2014

$3.05M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$251

2011

$266

2012

$260

2013

$252

2014

$251

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 605 3,302 $469K
California 538 2,849 $470K
New Jersey 332 1,619 $278K
Florida 284 1,214 $188K
Pennsylvania 218 1,089 $171K
Texas 204 848 $135K
Michigan 155 574 $97.7K
Ohio 138 570 $92.9K
Georgia 119 558 $76.3K
Illinois 121 539 $88.7K
South Carolina 119 531 $50.3K
North Carolina 96 446 $60.8K
Massachusetts 72 376 $58.3K
Virginia 85 373 $63.5K
Connecticut 71 328 $54K
Maryland 70 289 $49.2K
Minnesota 50 260 $48.7K
Louisiana 47 246 $36.1K
Kentucky 36 224 $30.3K
Indiana 52 220 $34.5K
Washington 50 208 $36.9K
Arizona 44 205 $29.5K
Wisconsin 50 204 $37.8K
Tennessee 43 195 $29.1K
Oregon 36 169 $26.9K
Alabama 35 154 $21.3K
Oklahoma 56 151 $19.3K
Missouri 30 131 $19.7K
Hawaii 26 129 $25.4K
Maine 19 105 $18K
West Virginia 24 100 $17.2K
Colorado 23 99 $17.7K
New Hampshire 14 92 $15.5K
Mississippi 14 87 $9,674
Nevada 19 80 $8,120
Iowa 20 79 $16.7K
District of Columbia 19 78 $14.7K
Arkansas 12 76 $10.6K
North Dakota 70 $10.3K
Kansas 12 63 $10K
Nebraska 13 62 $9,860
Idaho 55 $7,461
New Mexico 11 45 $6,305
Vermont 39 $5,980
Montana 32 $6,237
Rhode Island 32 $3,226
Alaska 24 $4,386
Delaware 17 $4,681
Utah 16 $2,898
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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