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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. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

1.04M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 229 of 3238

$65.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 303 of 3238

254,850
Patients

Rank: 248 of 3238

139,876
Prescribers

Rank: 177 of 3238

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 31,853 130,069 $7.14M
Florida 17,014 68,533 $3.81M
New York 13,759 55,338 $3.85M
Texas 13,478 50,378 $2.99M
Pennsylvania 11,163 45,408 $3.05M
Ohio 10,636 41,604 $2.95M
Michigan 9,945 39,132 $2.99M
North Carolina 8,907 34,371 $2.2M
Illinois 7,199 28,966 $1.72M
Georgia 7,451 28,656 $1.7M
Washington 6,941 27,457 $1.65M
Tennessee 7,097 27,157 $1.54M
Arizona 6,674 26,899 $1.72M
Wisconsin 6,451 25,960 $1.84M
Indiana 6,381 24,955 $1.68M
Minnesota 6,155 24,416 $1.78M
Missouri 5,700 24,128 $1.39M
Massachusetts 5,610 23,124 $1.65M
Alabama 5,599 22,979 $1.49M
Virginia 5,451 21,128 $1.47M
Kentucky 5,257 20,848 $1.25M
Oregon 4,934 19,885 $1.2M
Colorado 4,580 17,676 $1.19M
South Carolina 4,233 16,992 $1.06M
New Jersey 4,156 16,188 $1.15M
Oklahoma 3,385 13,049 $710K
Arkansas 3,112 12,055 $638K
Louisiana 2,955 11,727 $673K
Iowa 2,839 11,608 $763K
Utah 2,497 10,862 $607K
Maryland 2,737 10,209 $652K
Connecticut 2,275 9,382 $712K
Mississippi 2,391 9,044 $460K
Nevada 2,170 8,845 $483K
Kansas 2,084 8,317 $567K
West Virginia 2,098 8,115 $459K
Maine 2,053 7,815 $657K
Idaho 1,781 7,466 $532K
New Mexico 1,911 7,054 $472K
Nebraska 1,582 6,715 $459K
New Hampshire 1,196 4,649 $375K
Rhode Island 1,047 4,361 $326K
Montana 1,031 4,059 $307K
Vermont 864 3,167 $153K
North Dakota 729 2,863 $179K
Hawaii 671 2,654 $175K
Delaware 785 2,648 $155K
South Dakota 635 2,536 $121K
Wyoming 355 1,407 $76K
Alaska 275 1,022 $70.4K
District of Columbia 291 945 $43.8K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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 SUCCINATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ALAN COX MD

General Practice

Claims Filled50

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

ANNA LITVAK M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled50

PEABODY

Massachusetts

CASSANDRA CURTIS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled50

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

DENNIS GROOTHUIS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled50

EVANSTON

Illinois

DENNIS DUCK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

RUTLEDGE

Tennessee

RONALD WALKER M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled50

LOWER LAKE

California

ERNIE RIFFER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PHOENIX

Arizona

GLENN IBEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

COLUMBUS

Ohio

MICHAEL SAUTER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled50

GREENSBURG

Pennsylvania

JOSEPH RYBICKI DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

STEVEN ARKIN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled50

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

DANIEL YARRISH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SALT LAKE CITY

Utah

LISA SERSHON PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

KIP KEMPLE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

PORTLAND

Oregon

IRINA MILMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SHORELINE

Washington

STEVEN BARGWELL DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CEDAR SPRINGS

Michigan

SHAWN NELSON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled50

BRISTOL

Tennessee

JAMES COOPER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled50

GREENVILLE

North Carolina

KATHERINE BENSCHING M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PORTLAND

Oregon

PAUL RAINS D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ELLINGTON

Missouri

JOSEPH LENTINI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WILKES BARRE

Pennsylvania

V KASSICIEH D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled50

SARASOTA

Florida

AHMAD JINGO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

DECATUR

Georgia

DWIGHT BAILEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

LEBANON

Virginia

ROBIN SPIERING MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

EL CAJON

California