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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 2014

9,071
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1300 of 3362

$618K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1415 of 3362

2,047
Patients

Rank: 1363 of 3362

2,217
Prescribers

Rank: 1304 of 3362

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52%

of people say

it's worth it

32%

of people say

it worked well

22%

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

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
Florida 169 650 $46.6K
Texas 142 508 $38.7K
Illinois 85 462 $29.6K
New York 100 447 $28.8K
North Carolina 105 413 $25.8K
Pennsylvania 80 413 $27K
California 102 405 $27.3K
Ohio 84 333 $20.9K
Maine 49 329 $20.3K
Alabama 89 308 $17.8K
Michigan 78 274 $17.4K
New Jersey 59 252 $11.8K
Massachusetts 57 244 $17.9K
Georgia 50 243 $14.7K
Wisconsin 43 225 $16.7K
Indiana 47 220 $13.6K
Maryland 45 200 $22.4K
Washington 42 196 $15.1K
Minnesota 34 196 $17.8K
South Carolina 53 192 $12.6K
Iowa 29 186 $13.4K
Tennessee 46 179 $13.8K
Oregon 37 164 $11.9K
Connecticut 31 148 $8,722
New Hampshire 32 144 $9,316
Kentucky 27 135 $9,544
Oklahoma 31 124 $8,927
Idaho 30 112 $6,421
Louisiana 31 112 $7,233
Kansas 19 111 $7,128
Arizona 25 105 $6,867
Arkansas 26 100 $7,599
Virginia 28 97 $6,411
West Virginia 26 97 $5,953
Utah 21 85 $5,923
Missouri 24 63 $3,698
Mississippi 18 58 $4,325
Nevada 14 57 $6,307
Delaware 16 54 $3,283
Rhode Island 13 53 $4,789
Vermont 11 51 $2,773
New Mexico 49 $4,031
Colorado 13 48 $3,405
Nebraska 11 43 $3,373
Montana 41 $1,928
South Dakota 34 $2,055
North Dakota 33 $2,008
District of Columbia 17 $645
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 DEXMETHYLPHENIDATE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ALLEN RUBIN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled62

MARLTON

New Jersey

CHRISTOPHER LAGANKE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled57

CULLMAN

Alabama