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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
RUTH FREDERICKS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled174

JACKSON

Mississippi

KENNETH SHARLIN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled174

NIXA

Missouri

RICHARD FINKELMAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled174

DOVER

New Hampshire

TEMPLE GUPTA PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled174

BULLHEAD CITY

Arizona

ROBERT VOLLBRACHT M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled173

CLEARWATER

Florida

LAWRENCE NEWMAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled172

NEW YORK

New York

RICHARD HAMER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled172

LONGVIEW

Texas

THOMAS EMIG M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled172

TUSCALOOSA

Alabama

RACHAEL DALEY MSN

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled169

TEMPE

Arizona

FERNANDO GONZALES-PORTILLO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled166

KISSIMMEE

Florida

MUBASHIR KHAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled165

PRINCE GEORGE

Virginia

DIANE COUNCE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled165

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

HARRY MCDARIS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled162

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

LANCE KIM D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled159

OCALA

Florida

STEVEN GRAFF-RADFORD D.D.S.

Dentist

Claims Filled158

LOS ANGELES

California

NOEL RELOJ

Specialist

Claims Filled156

ELIZABETHTOWN

Kentucky

JACK SCHIM M.D

Neurology

Claims Filled156

CARLSBAD

California

JOSEPH CENTOFANTI

Specialist

Claims Filled154

CRANSTON

Rhode Island

RAJPAUL SINGH M.D.

Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology

Claims Filled154

HOLLIS

New York

BRIJ VAID M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled154

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

NEIL RASKIN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled153

SAN FRANCISCO

California

KENT KISTLER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled152

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

JOHN BURCH M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled151

ROANOKE

Virginia

JEAN PRUNTY MD

Neurology

Claims Filled151

MORRISVILLE

Vermont

ROBERT GILBERT M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled147

ATLANTA

Georgia