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SUMATRIPTAN

Imitrex (Sumatriptan) is a triptan medication that treats migraine headaches. It releases serotonin, which lowers the inflammation that causes headaches. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

32.6K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 933 of 3362

$9.66M
Retail Cost

Rank: 827 of 3362

10,136
Patients

Rank: 925 of 3362

10,521
Prescribers

Rank: 800 of 3362

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it worked well

12%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

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

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
California 1,528 4,727 $1.42M
Florida 692 2,239 $717K
New York 699 2,179 $669K
Texas 558 1,711 $528K
Pennsylvania 383 1,340 $401K
North Carolina 355 1,098 $298K
Michigan 315 1,024 $315K
Ohio 315 1,021 $296K
Washington 304 961 $284K
Georgia 295 944 $258K
Massachusetts 269 875 $272K
Arizona 269 857 $246K
Colorado 271 826 $264K
Missouri 222 782 $199K
Illinois 253 782 $237K
New Jersey 272 775 $271K
Wisconsin 255 714 $178K
Tennessee 198 702 $217K
Oregon 228 677 $177K
Minnesota 215 659 $184K
Virginia 194 631 $174K
South Carolina 159 543 $142K
Indiana 172 508 $172K
Kentucky 152 491 $133K
Alabama 146 477 $144K
Maryland 148 469 $149K
Connecticut 151 449 $124K
Louisiana 116 365 $102K
Utah 80 317 $105K
New Mexico 71 274 $77.1K
Oklahoma 92 267 $75.1K
Nevada 83 257 $81.9K
Maine 79 255 $74.6K
Arkansas 95 248 $66.4K
Iowa 67 233 $60K
Nebraska 59 223 $60.5K
New Hampshire 58 216 $55.2K
Kansas 71 211 $57.9K
Idaho 74 209 $52.8K
West Virginia 59 180 $50.5K
Vermont 44 153 $41.8K
Rhode Island 40 126 $30.7K
Montana 37 110 $34.2K
Mississippi 40 104 $30.1K
Hawaii 34 104 $32.7K
Delaware 36 87 $29.7K
Alaska 16 55 $17.1K
South Dakota 18 53 $14.1K
District of Columbia 17 34 $11.1K
Wyoming 15 27 $5,947
North Dakota 15 20 $4,895
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 SUMATRIPTAN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MANJULA TELLA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

FREMONT

Nebraska