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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
LAWRENCE NEWMAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled126

NEW YORK

New York

FAWZY SALAMA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled125

SYOSSET

New York

NAVEED AHMED M.D

Neurology

Claims Filled125

PIKEVILLE

Kentucky

MICHAEL TAORMINA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled125

STATESBORO

Georgia

JEFFREY ROYCE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled124

ROCKFORD

Illinois

TODD ELMORE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled124

SPRINGFIELD

Illinois

PAUL BLACHMAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled123

SOUTH WEYMOUTH

Massachusetts

PENNY BERNARDS ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled123

NEENAH

Wisconsin

AMARILIS CORCHADO PEREZ MD

Neurology

Claims Filled123

ISABELA

Puerto Rico

DAVID KUDROW MD

Neurology

Claims Filled122

SANTA MONCIA

California

KAVITA KALIDAS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled121

TAMPA

Florida

JOSEPH MANN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled121

ROCHESTER

New York

DIANE COUNCE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled121

ALABASTER

Alabama

FAUSTO GONZALEZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled121

BRONX

New York

JEFFREY GLASS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled119

ROME

Georgia

JEAN PRUNTY MD

Neurology

Claims Filled119

MORRISVILLE

Vermont

MUHAMMED NASHER-ALNEAM MD

Neurology

Claims Filled119

SOUTH CHARLESTEN

West Virginia

CHRISTOPHER LAGANKE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled119

CULLMAN

Alabama

JAYAM KRISHNA IYER M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled118

CLEARWATER

Florida

BARBARA KOPPEL M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled118

NEW YORK

New York

JOHN ABSHER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled117

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

MARC LENAERTS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled117

SACRAMENTO

California

FERNANDO GONZALES-PORTILLO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled117

KISSIMMEE

Florida

ADEEL RAHMAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled117

MONROE

Georgia

STASHA GOMINAK MD

Neurology

Claims Filled116

TYLER

Texas