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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
NOOBAR JANOIAN

Family Medicine

Claims Filled79

GLENDALE

California

GEORGE SCOTT MD

Neurology

Claims Filled79

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

GARY KAPLAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled79

AUSTELL

Georgia

ARSINE BARSEGYAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled79

GLENDALE

California

SPENCER PATERSON M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled78

VIDALIA

Georgia

STANLEY MORROW DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled78

HACKLEBURG

Alabama

CHARLES STACY MD

Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology

Claims Filled78

NEW YORK

New York

ROBERT HANSEN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled78

PORTSMOUTH

Virginia

LAURIE GARMS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled78

DUBUQUE

Iowa

ANGEL CHINEA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled78

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

CHARLES JOHNSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled78

COLORADO SPRINGS

Colorado

DIANA HYLTON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled78

MERCED

California

PAUL MATHEW M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled78

CAMBRIDGE

Massachusetts

SCOT FECHTEL MD

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine

Claims Filled78

PHOENIX

Arizona

WILLIAM YOUNG M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled77

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

ALBERTO VASQUEZ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled77

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

ANTHONY DOMINIC DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled77

APACHE JUNCTION

Arizona

CHRISTOPHER CONNELLY MD

Neurology

Claims Filled77

CONCORD

North Carolina

DOUGLAS STUART M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled77

ATLANTA

Georgia

SAMIR AL-KABBANI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled77

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

BARTEL CRISAFI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled77

WESTERLY

Rhode Island

SHAWNNA PATTERSON M.D., PH.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled77

GREENVILLE

North Carolina

KARIN OLDS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled77

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

LARISA VEKSMAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled76

BROOKLYN

New York

LISA BANCHIK M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled76

BOCA RATON

Florida