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KEPPRA XR

LEVETIRACETAM

Keppra (Levetiracetam) is an antiepileptic medication. It prevents seizures by helping regulate neurotransmitters in the brain. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Keppra

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

25.1K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1019 of 3395

$24.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 645 of 3395

3,225
Patients

Rank: 1264 of 3395

2,697
Prescribers

Rank: 1262 of 3395

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33%

of people say

it's worth it

81%

of people say

it worked well

33%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

47K

2011

30.5K

2012

28.1K

2013

26.1K

2014

25.1K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$23.2M

2011

$19.7M

2012

$21.2M

2013

$22.5M

2014

$24.2M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$508

2011

$698

2012

$713

2013

$729

2014

$798

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 313 2,503 $2.23M
Florida 235 1,780 $2.07M
Texas 234 1,588 $1.57M
North Carolina 192 1,564 $1.5M
California 200 1,442 $1.36M
Ohio 172 1,218 $1.23M
Tennessee 137 1,062 $1.1M
New Jersey 152 1,000 $807K
Indiana 116 897 $816K
Michigan 119 876 $963K
Pennsylvania 99 700 $684K
Wisconsin 79 674 $677K
Georgia 97 621 $555K
Alabama 79 561 $553K
Louisiana 68 560 $480K
Kentucky 60 540 $497K
South Carolina 61 493 $484K
Virginia 73 483 $482K
Illinois 72 439 $454K
Connecticut 57 402 $330K
Maryland 56 384 $443K
Massachusetts 53 378 $375K
Washington 42 372 $449K
Arizona 52 356 $319K
Missouri 43 346 $274K
Iowa 38 331 $321K
Idaho 32 299 $254K
Colorado 43 289 $288K
Minnesota 38 284 $243K
Nebraska 34 283 $300K
Oregon 32 244 $192K
Utah 17 169 $186K
Arkansas 18 161 $143K
Mississippi 20 161 $125K
Kansas 18 145 $144K
Maine 15 137 $162K
New Hampshire 18 115 $123K
Hawaii 15 114 $67.3K
Nevada 14 111 $110K
West Virginia 13 105 $69.5K
Oklahoma 13 86 $92.4K
South Dakota 84 $64.3K
North Dakota 80 $61.3K
Delaware 12 73 $64.1K
District of Columbia 12 66 $70.1K
Montana 60 $59.7K
New Mexico 48 $49.9K
Vermont 45 $35.7K
Rhode Island 42 $47.6K
Alaska 33 $44.8K
Wyoming 22 $14.8K
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for KEPPRA XR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ELIZABETH GOLDBERG ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled196

GAINESVILLE

Florida

ROBERT WECHSLER MD, PHD, FAAN

Clinical Neurophysiology

Claims Filled179

BOISE

Idaho

JESSICA CONDE ARNP, PHD

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled148

GAINESVILLE

Florida

MARINA NEYSTAT M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled127

FOREST HILLS

New York

BASSEL ABOU-KHALIL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled118

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

SHAHIN NOURI

Neurology

Claims Filled114

BROOKLYN

New York

JOHN STERN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled96

LOS ANGELES

California

MICHAEL DOHERTY MD

Neurology

Claims Filled91

SEATTLE

Washington

STEVEN MAYNARD M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled88

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

DEBORAH COMBS CANTRELL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled88

LEWISVILLE

Texas

SAMIR AL-KABBANI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled85

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

TIMOTHY POWELL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled85

SPOKANE

Washington

PHILIP LEONARD M.D,

Neurology

Claims Filled85

AUSTIN

Texas

DEEPAK MADHAVAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled85

OMAHA

Nebraska

ERIC GELLER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled83

LIVINGSTON

New Jersey

RODNEY RADTKE M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled82

DURHAM

North Carolina

CHRISTY MAPES NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled81

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

PATRICIA ROGERS NP

Neurology

Claims Filled78

ROCHESTER

New York

ETERI BIBILEISHVILI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled72

ATHENS

Tennessee

ANDREA REZNIK MD

Neurology

Claims Filled69

BRIDGEWATER

New Jersey

IGNACIO PITA GARCIA M.D.

Clinical Neurophysiology

Claims Filled67

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

CHARLES UGOKWE M.D.

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine OMM

Claims Filled64

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

HEIDI HENNINGER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled64

SCARBOROUGH

Maine

PAUL BABIKIAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled60

DES MOINES

Iowa

MANOJ RAGHAVAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled59

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin