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GLUCOPHAGE

METFORMIN HCL

Glucophage (Metformin) is an anti-diabetic drug. It lowers sugar production in your body, decreases sugar absorption in your intestines, and makes your body more sensitive to insulin. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Metformin

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

21.2K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1048 of 3362

$3.21M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1125 of 3362

4,486
Patients

Rank: 1147 of 3362

4,757
Prescribers

Rank: 1053 of 3362

More info on related drug Metformin »

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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

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
New York 662 3,377 $485K
California 594 3,098 $485K
New Jersey 371 1,712 $297K
Pennsylvania 250 1,230 $179K
Florida 315 1,206 $188K
Texas 215 926 $145K
Ohio 169 693 $106K
Illinois 138 653 $99.7K
Georgia 129 594 $78.2K
Michigan 153 575 $93.6K
North Carolina 106 529 $70.5K
Massachusetts 72 397 $60.1K
Connecticut 106 384 $61.2K
Virginia 80 376 $58.2K
Maryland 69 324 $54.7K
South Carolina 79 318 $34.9K
Minnesota 51 270 $48.3K
Kentucky 44 255 $34.5K
Washington 54 247 $42.3K
Wisconsin 48 232 $35.1K
Louisiana 56 224 $29.9K
Arizona 44 214 $32.5K
Alabama 53 208 $25.1K
Tennessee 43 208 $35K
Indiana 54 200 $34K
Oregon 43 192 $34.1K
Missouri 40 176 $25.3K
Hawaii 31 148 $25.8K
West Virginia 23 122 $18.6K
Colorado 30 116 $21.1K
Maine 23 115 $21.6K
Oklahoma 35 114 $15.1K
Arkansas 12 89 $11.8K
Mississippi 15 81 $11.7K
Nevada 18 80 $9,972
Iowa 20 77 $15.6K
Kansas 16 74 $10.7K
New Hampshire 17 72 $11.9K
North Dakota 71 $9,854
District of Columbia 25 68 $14K
New Mexico 16 67 $7,803
Idaho 60 $6,461
Utah 12 60 $10.8K
Nebraska 12 57 $10.8K
Vermont 53 $9,105
Rhode Island 53 $7,132
Alaska 40 $4,470
Delaware 11 31 $5,833
Montana 26 $6,182
South Dakota 25 $4,628
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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