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DEXMETHYLPHENIDATE HCL

Focalin (Dexmethylphenidate) is a stimulant. Researchers don't know exactly how it works for ADHD, but it increases norepinephrine and dopamine activity in the brain, which affects attention and behavior. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Focalin

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

10.6K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1278 of 3395

$687K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1807 of 3395

2,166
Patients

Rank: 1417 of 3395

2,403
Prescribers

Rank: 1311 of 3395

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55%

of people say

it's worth it

35%

of people say

it worked well

21%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

6,840

2011

9,976

2012

10.8K

2013

9,084

2014

10.6K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$499K

2011

$749K

2012

$776K

2013

$619K

2014

$688K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$55

2011

$94

2012

$102

2013

$93

2014

$123

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 162 717 $51.8K
Texas 143 617 $41.5K
Pennsylvania 90 518 $31.7K
California 122 511 $35.3K
Illinois 90 497 $32.4K
Alabama 112 480 $26.3K
New York 98 470 $31.5K
North Carolina 91 439 $27.5K
Ohio 77 396 $24.8K
New Jersey 67 334 $16.7K
Michigan 88 323 $21.1K
Maine 51 300 $18.6K
Wisconsin 52 281 $19.4K
Georgia 54 265 $16.1K
Massachusetts 68 257 $14.4K
South Carolina 51 242 $16.2K
Washington 44 239 $19.5K
Indiana 50 233 $12.8K
Maryland 49 228 $18.6K
Connecticut 34 219 $12.7K
Oregon 40 213 $13.2K
Tennessee 45 212 $15.1K
Oklahoma 44 197 $12.1K
Louisiana 35 168 $10.7K
Minnesota 35 161 $14K
Iowa 32 155 $9,354
Idaho 30 139 $6,983
Virginia 34 133 $8,405
Kentucky 25 126 $8,492
Kansas 24 119 $7,489
Arkansas 20 116 $8,759
New Hampshire 17 107 $5,701
Arizona 24 101 $6,774
Missouri 22 98 $5,341
Nebraska 23 97 $5,657
Utah 20 94 $5,280
Mississippi 20 90 $6,819
West Virginia 27 90 $4,751
Colorado 21 87 $5,961
Rhode Island 12 79 $6,030
Delaware 19 77 $4,639
Vermont 13 65 $5,088
South Dakota 43 $2,718
New Mexico 38 $4,294
North Dakota 35 $2,098
Montana 33 $1,955
Nevada 33 $5,415
District of Columbia 18 $1,517
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 »

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Top prescribers for DEXMETHYLPHENIDATE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CHRISTOPHER LAGANKE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled93

CULLMAN

Alabama

ALLEN RUBIN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled72

MARLTON

New Jersey

F MUELLER M D

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

STAMFORD

Connecticut