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SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE

Sumatriptan is used to treat the symptoms of migraine headaches (severe, throbbing headaches that sometimes is accompanied by nausea or sensitivity to sound and light). Sumatriptan is in a class of medications called selective serotonin receptor agonists. It works by narrowing blood vessels in the head and stopping pain signals from being sent to the brain. Sumatriptan does not prevent migraine attacks. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

297K
Medicare Part D Claims
$54M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 94,211 $6.29M
Florida 47,596 $3.42M
New York 35,082 $3.28M
Texas 31,849 $2.19M
Pennsylvania 31,403 $2.41M
Ohio 28,924 $2.22M
Michigan 25,102 $2.12M
North Carolina 21,882 $1.7M
Illinois 21,817 $1.44M
Washington 20,006 $1.5M
Arizona 19,900 $1.46M
Tennessee 18,743 $1.26M
Minnesota 18,710 $1.56M
Georgia 18,540 $1.25M
Wisconsin 17,879 $1.48M
Missouri 16,935 $1.19M
Indiana 16,298 $1.39M
Massachusetts 15,865 $1.49M
Virginia 14,991 $1.14M
Alabama 14,610 $1.02M
Oregon 13,929 $1.03M
Kentucky 13,913 $988K
South Carolina 12,258 $925K
Colorado 12,241 $959K
New Jersey 10,884 $1.01M
Oklahoma 9,183 $681K
Iowa 8,509 $700K
Arkansas 8,472 $607K
Louisiana 7,867 $525K
Utah 7,210 $500K
Mississippi 6,978 $409K
Maryland 6,797 $524K
West Virginia 6,464 $455K
Connecticut 6,335 $524K
Maine 5,971 $528K
Nevada 5,615 $377K
New Mexico 5,516 $460K
Kansas 5,422 $413K
Idaho 5,414 $482K
Nebraska 4,616 $337K
Rhode Island 3,076 $264K
New Hampshire 2,974 $312K
Montana 2,934 $230K
Puerto Rico 2,479 $136K
Vermont 2,240 $159K
Hawaii 1,856 $150K
South Dakota 1,818 $111K
North Dakota 1,672 $106K
Delaware 1,647 $144K
Wyoming 1,043 $72.1K
Alaska 724 $46.9K
District of Columbia 594 $34.6K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


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Top prescribers for SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SUSAN EVANS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled50

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

DAVID SCHULTZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

IVOR NAZARETH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

RANCHO MIRAGE

California

MUHAMMAD KAREEM MD

Neurology

Claims Filled50

HOLYOKE

Massachusetts

TEMPLE GUPTA PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled50

BULLHEAD CITY

Arizona

GARY WEISS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled50

PALM BAY

Florida

SHAWNA YATES DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BUTTE

Montana

CHRISTOPHER ROCCO

Neurology

Claims Filled50

ANDERSON

Indiana

CURTIS SCHREIBER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled50

BOLIVAR

Missouri

JAMES MCCARTHY MD

Neurology

Claims Filled50

HYANNIS

Massachusetts

KENNETH LAZARUS MD,PHD

Neurology

Claims Filled50

FAYETTEVILLE

Georgia

CAROL PITTMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAINT PETERSBURG

Florida

DONG VO MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

SAN JOSE

California

JOSEPH CENTOFANTI

Specialist

Claims Filled50

CRANSTON

Rhode Island

ANTHONY CASAMO PAC

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled50

COLUMBIA

Tennessee

SUSAN PERLMAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California

MIKHAIL AZRILEVICH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

MUHAMMAD NAYER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled50

BULLHEAD CITY

Arizona

JOHN REYNOLDS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

DURHAM

North Carolina

MINDY SCHWARTZ MD

Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology

Claims Filled50

RENO

Nevada

RICHARD ROSENBERG M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled50

MORRISTOWN

New Jersey

KARL KERCHIEF MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

VICKSBURG

Michigan

PATRICK STUART MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

FRESNO

California

ERIN REIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

BEND

Oregon

ROMMEL GO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

ALBERTVILLE

Alabama