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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
ASHLEY UNDERWOOD PA-C

Neurology

Claims Filled139

DURHAM

North Carolina

TEMPLE GUPTA PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled139

BULLHEAD CITY

Arizona

THOMAS EMIG M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled139

TUSCALOOSA

Alabama

MUBASHIR KHAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled139

HOPEWELL

Virginia

PAUL MARTIN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled138

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

NICOLAS SAIKALI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled138

AMHERST

New York

CHRISTY JACKSON M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled137

LA JOLLA

California

STEPHEN KUNKEL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled137

SHEBOYGAN

Wisconsin

BHARAT TOLIA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled135

BLOOMFIELD HILLS

Michigan

DANA WINEGARNER DO

Neurology

Claims Filled135

LENEXA

Kansas

MADELEINE KITAJ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled135

SOUTHBURY

Connecticut

SATINDER AGGARWAL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled134

TAYLOR

Michigan

WADE COOPER DO

Neurology

Claims Filled134

ANN ARBOR

Michigan

SUSAN BAGGALEY APRN

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled134

SALT LAKE CITY

Utah

CRAIG DUBOIS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled131

MOORESVILLE

North Carolina

JOHN BURCH M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled130

ROANOKE

Virginia

VLAD NUSINOVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled130

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

KENT KISTLER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled130

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

ABDELHAKIM HUSSEIN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled130

DUBLIN

Ohio

ANDREW HILBURGER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled129

BATAVIA

New York

MICHAEL DESHAZO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled129

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

KELLY ANDERSON NP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled128

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

CAROL ROBINSON NPP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled127

WARWICK

Rhode Island

BRIJ VAID M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled126

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

DAVID SEMINER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled126

ROSEVILLE

California