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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
PIER FRANK M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled135

TAMPA

Florida

MINSOO KANG MD

Neurology

Claims Filled135

AMHERST

New York

CHARLES KISTLER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled131

COLUMBUS

Ohio

ROBERT BURGER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled130

COLUMBIA

Missouri

MUHAMMED NASHER-ALNEAM MD

Neurology

Claims Filled129

SOUTH CHARLESTEN

West Virginia

DAVID KUDROW MD

Neurology

Claims Filled128

SANTA MONCIA

California

LAWRENCE ROBBINS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled127

NORTHBROOK

Illinois

JESSICA HEIRING

Neurology

Claims Filled127

GOLDEN VALLEY

Minnesota

SOFIA VAISMAN M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled126

WOODLAND HILLS

California

CHRISTINE HARTER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled126

PHOENIX

Arizona

BEHNAM FARAHDEL M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled125

PANORAMA CITY

California

ARA KADOYAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled125

GLENDALE

California

SYLVIA LUCAS

Neurology

Claims Filled125

SEATTLE

Washington

RUTH FREDERICKS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled124

JACKSON

Mississippi

HUBERT LEONARD MD

Neurology

Claims Filled124

PORTLAND

Oregon

MERLIN NELSON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled124

WILLMAR

Minnesota

CAROL KOOISTRA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled123

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

ANTHONY ESPOSITO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled120

ANNISTON

Alabama

MARIA RIZZO PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled116

AMHERST

New York

MICHAEL MCCAFFREY MD

Neurology

Claims Filled116

MYRTLE BEACH

South Carolina

JULIETTE SAAD MD

Neurology

Claims Filled116

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

HOWARD MANDELL M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled114

ROCK HILL

South Carolina

RAFAYEL GEVORKIAN M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled114

LOS ANGELES

California

THOMAS EMIG M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled114

TUSCALOOSA

Alabama

LARAN LERNER D.O.

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine

Claims Filled113

WESTLAND

Michigan