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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 2015

1.27M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 203 of 3395

$60.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 382 of 3395

308,909
Patients

Rank: 228 of 3395

157,699
Prescribers

Rank: 162 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

717K

2011

862K

2012

1.04M

2013

1.16M

2014

1.27M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$54M

2011

$62.1M

2012

$65.5M

2013

$61.5M

2014

$60.5M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$49

2011

$50

2012

$48

2013

$43

2014

$45

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 37,301 156,208 $6.59M
Florida 21,012 83,502 $3.56M
New York 16,644 68,789 $3.9M
Texas 16,243 60,931 $2.71M
Pennsylvania 13,647 56,833 $3.26M
Ohio 13,044 51,420 $2.85M
Michigan 12,055 46,671 $2.76M
North Carolina 10,658 41,784 $2.1M
Georgia 9,229 36,475 $1.47M
Illinois 9,027 35,833 $1.51M
Arizona 8,338 32,989 $1.63M
Tennessee 8,282 32,387 $1.35M
Washington 8,379 32,065 $1.35M
Missouri 7,115 30,807 $1.17M
Wisconsin 7,804 30,532 $1.67M
Indiana 7,455 29,661 $1.45M
Massachusetts 6,984 28,845 $1.46M
Minnesota 7,197 28,149 $1.7M
Kentucky 6,599 26,645 $1.04M
Virginia 6,582 25,911 $1.34M
Alabama 6,191 25,796 $1.37M
Oregon 5,988 23,389 $1.1M
South Carolina 5,698 23,060 $994K
Colorado 5,964 22,680 $1.18M
New Jersey 4,968 20,048 $1.09M
Oklahoma 3,936 16,219 $593K
Arkansas 3,778 15,649 $575K
Louisiana 3,776 14,818 $544K
Iowa 3,456 13,948 $698K
Utah 3,159 13,940 $501K
Maryland 3,678 13,726 $715K
Connecticut 2,953 11,565 $676K
Nevada 2,891 11,318 $426K
Mississippi 2,742 10,701 $366K
Kansas 2,489 10,617 $448K
West Virginia 2,499 10,193 $384K
Idaho 2,340 9,392 $521K
New Mexico 2,441 9,152 $439K
Maine 2,248 8,720 $506K
Nebraska 1,879 8,452 $438K
New Hampshire 1,578 5,961 $411K
Rhode Island 1,208 4,979 $226K
Montana 1,198 4,602 $265K
Vermont 1,015 3,709 $146K
North Dakota 854 3,534 $189K
Delaware 917 3,236 $167K
Hawaii 790 2,916 $157K
South Dakota 707 2,691 $127K
Wyoming 444 1,776 $117K
District of Columbia 364 1,197 $55K
Alaska 305 1,163 $67.8K
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. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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
ERIC EROSS DO

Neurology

Claims Filled159

PHOENIX

Arizona

ALEXANDER TIKHTMAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled159

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

HOVANES TER-ZAKARIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled158

LOS ANGELES

California

FRANCIS O'DONNELL D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled158

WESTERVILLE

Ohio

JOHN BURCH M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled156

ROANOKE

Virginia

JOHNNY JONES PA-C

Specialist

Claims Filled156

ANACORTES

Washington

IRA TURNER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled156

PLAINVIEW

New York

ALVARO GUTIERREZ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled156

MORGANTOWN

West Virginia

CAROL NICHOLS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled156

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

GARBIS APELIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled155

VAN NUYS

California

GERY FLOREK MD

Neurology

Claims Filled154

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

KANDASAMI SENTHILKUMAR M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled154

BEAUMONT

Texas

HARRY MCDARIS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled153

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

TEMPLE GUPTA PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled153

BULLHEAD CITY

Arizona

KENT KISTLER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled152

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

KENNETH CHAN D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled151

JONESBORO

Arkansas

AMY TEES NP-C

Registered Nurse, Neuroscience

Claims Filled151

TUCSON

Arizona

LAURA HEDIGER FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled149

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

JAVED IQBAL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled149

LAS CRUCES

New Mexico

WADE COOPER DO

Neurology

Claims Filled149

ANN ARBOR

Michigan

JOHN MCHENRY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled149

DALLAS

Texas

CHRISTINE HAGEN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled148

KERNERSVILLE

North Carolina

DAVID SEMINER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled147

ROSEVILLE

California

CHRISTOPHER LAGANKE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled147

CULLMAN

Alabama

YOUNG SONG M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled147

TUCSON

Arizona