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SUMATRIPTAN

Zembrace (sumatriptan) is a selective serotonin receptor agonist and a triptan. Migraines happen when blood vessels are too open and allow too much blood in the brain. Zembrace (sumatriptan) tightens the blood vessels, which relieves the pain. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Zembrace

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

29.6K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 970 of 3395

$9.13M
Retail Cost

Rank: 946 of 3395

9,644
Patients

Rank: 946 of 3395

9,919
Prescribers

Rank: 819 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

24.3K

2011

26.5K

2012

29.8K

2013

32.7K

2014

29.6K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$6.3M

2011

$6.87M

2012

$8.32M

2013

$9.66M

2014

$9.13M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$117

2011

$116

2012

$109

2013

$118

2014

$140

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 1,413 4,102 $1.29M
Florida 633 1,928 $618K
New York 610 1,872 $605K
Texas 569 1,663 $533K
Pennsylvania 396 1,253 $374K
Ohio 325 1,008 $311K
North Carolina 345 995 $294K
Washington 282 883 $268K
Michigan 303 882 $281K
Georgia 275 845 $248K
Arizona 264 818 $248K
Massachusetts 258 806 $283K
Colorado 257 733 $251K
New Jersey 238 695 $264K
Wisconsin 231 665 $176K
Illinois 236 662 $196K
Minnesota 210 628 $183K
Oregon 223 626 $177K
Missouri 200 622 $167K
Tennessee 197 608 $204K
Virginia 176 596 $171K
Connecticut 179 529 $170K
Maryland 151 491 $161K
Kentucky 146 480 $132K
South Carolina 134 470 $131K
Indiana 161 451 $146K
Alabama 126 376 $114K
Louisiana 101 292 $90.8K
Arkansas 99 286 $91.1K
New Hampshire 76 285 $70.2K
Iowa 75 256 $67.7K
Utah 71 256 $83.9K
Nevada 84 253 $79.7K
Oklahoma 96 251 $71.2K
Kansas 68 242 $68.9K
New Mexico 76 219 $60.8K
Maine 55 207 $65.4K
Nebraska 51 189 $51.5K
Rhode Island 51 188 $50.5K
Idaho 62 168 $46K
West Virginia 45 140 $40K
Vermont 39 100 $29.4K
Montana 36 92 $25K
Mississippi 34 85 $27.3K
Hawaii 23 75 $22.4K
Delaware 38 74 $20.3K
South Dakota 25 55 $17.2K
Alaska 21 50 $17.4K
District of Columbia 16 31 $9,628
Wyoming 14 25 $5,606
North Dakota 14 20 $5,175
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 SUMATRIPTAN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
P. CHRISTOPHER GOTTSCHALK M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled73

FAIRFIELD

Connecticut

ALIUSKA ALVAREZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled58

MIAMI

Florida