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GLUMETZA

METFORMIN HCL

Glucophage (Metformin) is an anti-diabetic drug. It lowers sugar production in your body, decreases sugar absorption in your intestines, and makes your body more sensitive to insulin. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Metformin

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

46.5K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 854 of 3362

$34.3M
Retail Cost

Rank: 488 of 3362

11,981
Patients

Rank: 880 of 3362

8,812
Prescribers

Rank: 847 of 3362

More info on related drug Metformin »

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65%

of people say

it's worth it

46%

of people say

it worked well

16%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

22K

2011

31.5K

2012

43.4K

2013

46.5K

2014

42.5K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$7.08M

2011

$15.3M

2012

$28M

2013

$34.3M

2014

$153M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$304

2011

$344

2012

$325

2013

$337

2014

$436

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 1,670 6,393 $5.35M
California 1,029 4,206 $2.87M
Texas 1,067 4,139 $2.91M
New Jersey 987 3,547 $3.13M
Florida 944 3,495 $2.51M
Louisiana 471 2,005 $1.14M
North Carolina 439 1,825 $1.26M
Ohio 454 1,804 $1.28M
Alabama 319 1,333 $870K
Pennsylvania 379 1,326 $1.06M
Connecticut 331 1,289 $947K
Kentucky 302 1,279 $871K
Georgia 261 1,118 $714K
Illinois 290 1,105 $858K
Indiana 265 1,061 $775K
South Carolina 245 1,059 $689K
Michigan 309 957 $883K
Virginia 262 948 $684K
Maryland 259 920 $725K
Tennessee 242 894 $623K
Missouri 208 798 $571K
Arizona 168 542 $361K
Oklahoma 151 452 $309K
Massachusetts 105 447 $272K
Washington 112 422 $310K
Wisconsin 120 384 $334K
West Virginia 85 326 $258K
Colorado 68 295 $193K
Nevada 63 248 $167K
Mississippi 63 226 $135K
Minnesota 69 215 $170K
Oregon 60 173 $112K
Delaware 51 145 $149K
Kansas 35 144 $124K
Idaho 36 129 $93.1K
Arkansas 24 109 $50.1K
Rhode Island 18 101 $63K
Iowa 24 100 $89.3K
Nebraska 19 83 $54.8K
Maine 17 59 $49.1K
District of Columbia 16 57 $43.6K
Utah 22 50 $53.5K
New Hampshire 18 42 $40.2K
Montana 36 $17.7K
New Mexico 17 31 $20.2K
Hawaii 27 $25K
South Dakota 24 $14.1K
North Dakota 18 $9,538
Wyoming 14 $9,935
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for GLUMETZA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ANITA KEMMERLY M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled109

MOBILE

Alabama

DMITRI KIRPICHNIKOV M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled104

BROOKLYN

New York

MILENA JGUENTI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled92

GLENVIEW

Illinois

NATHAN BECKER M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled90

SAN FRANCISCO

California

HARVEY WEINGARTEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled85

KENDALL PARK

New Jersey

FREDERICK RUSHFORD M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled73

CYPRESS

Texas

SAJJAD HUSSAIN MEDICAL DOCTOR

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled71

MANAHAWKIN

New Jersey

FRANCISCO CRUZ MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled71

FREDERICKSBURG

Virginia

LIQUN SONG M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled66

ANSONIA

Connecticut

ANTHONY CANNON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled66

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

THEOFANIS MITSINIKOS D.O.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled64

STONY BROOK

New York

EDDIE PYUNE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled61

GARDEN GROVE

California

JEFFREY STAVE DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE

New Jersey

BRUCE TRIPPE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled59

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

PHILIP FELIG M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled59

NEW YORK

New York

NILAY DESAI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled56

ROCKY MOUNT

North Carolina

GREGORY TALALAYEVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled54

HYDE PARK

Massachusetts

EVELINE WARING M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled52

NORTH CHARLESTON

South Carolina

CHENG-YANG TUAN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled52

SAN FRANCISCO

California

KATHRYN LUCAS MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled51

MOREHEAD CITY

North Carolina

RENANIT BARRON M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

JUPITER

Florida

BRENDA ARMENTI-KAPROS MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

MECHANICSVILLE

Virginia

ANNA MILSTEIN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California