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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). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

1.16M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 217 of 3362

$61.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 349 of 3362

282,730
Patients

Rank: 241 of 3362

148,523
Prescribers

Rank: 170 of 3362

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 34,529 143,244 $6.6M
Florida 19,141 76,191 $3.58M
New York 15,438 63,035 $3.72M
Texas 14,895 55,408 $2.82M
Pennsylvania 12,322 51,522 $3.09M
Ohio 11,814 45,956 $2.88M
Michigan 10,976 42,810 $2.87M
North Carolina 9,810 38,318 $2.08M
Illinois 8,216 32,599 $1.64M
Georgia 8,222 32,442 $1.59M
Arizona 7,545 30,043 $1.7M
Washington 7,601 29,864 $1.5M
Tennessee 7,714 29,578 $1.44M
Wisconsin 7,042 28,477 $1.67M
Indiana 7,186 27,942 $1.53M
Missouri 6,370 26,814 $1.16M
Minnesota 6,664 26,273 $1.64M
Massachusetts 6,343 25,701 $1.53M
Alabama 5,911 24,835 $1.43M
Kentucky 5,835 23,462 $1.11M
Virginia 5,946 23,382 $1.36M
Oregon 5,554 21,733 $1.12M
South Carolina 5,208 20,754 $1.09M
Colorado 5,392 20,462 $1.17M
New Jersey 4,600 18,328 $1.17M
Oklahoma 3,650 14,580 $622K
Arkansas 3,434 14,057 $588K
Louisiana 3,298 12,845 $515K
Iowa 3,132 12,800 $741K
Utah 2,817 12,259 $546K
Maryland 3,266 12,254 $686K
Nevada 2,522 10,340 $413K
Connecticut 2,526 10,288 $642K
Mississippi 2,513 9,585 $388K
Kansas 2,348 9,444 $471K
West Virginia 2,321 9,302 $408K
Maine 2,165 8,467 $550K
Idaho 2,119 8,290 $517K
New Mexico 2,144 7,714 $464K
Nebraska 1,698 7,432 $465K
New Hampshire 1,334 5,115 $380K
Rhode Island 1,111 4,740 $346K
Montana 1,088 4,238 $239K
Vermont 901 3,389 $132K
North Dakota 793 3,251 $155K
Delaware 828 2,969 $196K
Hawaii 736 2,860 $147K
South Dakota 665 2,641 $104K
Wyoming 387 1,377 $62.5K
District of Columbia 336 1,110 $49.9K
Alaska 317 1,102 $70.5K
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 SUCCINATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MARIA RIZZO PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled206

AMHERST

New York

JOSEPH MANN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled204

ROCHESTER

New York

MICHAEL NOVAK M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled204

NAPLES

Florida

JOSE CASANOVA MD PHD

Neurology

Claims Filled203

CANTON

Ohio

SUJATA GUTTI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled199

PIKEVILLE

Kentucky

SARA SACCO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled198

MATTHEWS

North Carolina

VAGHARSHAK PILOSSYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled198

VAN NUYS

California

MARINA KOVALEVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled196

LOS ANGELES

California

JOHNNY JONES PA-C

Specialist

Claims Filled196

ANACORTES

Washington

KRIKOR KALINDJIAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled196

LOS ANGELES

California

JOSIF STAKIC M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled193

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

JOHN ABSHER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled193

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

CAROL ROBINSON NPP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled191

WARWICK

Rhode Island

PABLO AREVALO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled189

HUNTINGTON PARK

California

MARY KAY BETZ P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled189

AMHERST

New York

ARMINE NAZARYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled189

GLENDALE

California

ERIC EROSS DO

Neurology

Claims Filled186

SCOTTSDALE

Arizona

MATTHEW ENGELBRECHT M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled184

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

ARA KADOYAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled183

GLENDALE

California

MICHAEL MCCAFFREY M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled183

LORIS

South Carolina

DAVID TABBY DO

Neurology

Claims Filled182

BALA CYNWYD

Pennsylvania

AMARILIS CORCHADO PEREZ MD

Neurology

Claims Filled181

ISABELA

Puerto Rico

PIER FRANK M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled179

TAMPA

Florida

VINCENT MARTIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled175

CINCINNATI

Ohio

DAVID WATSON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled174

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania