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TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

2.87M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 113 of 3395

$42.4M
Retail Cost

Rank: 484 of 3395

492,059
Patients

Rank: 155 of 3395

179,351
Prescribers

Rank: 136 of 3395

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it's worth it

50%

of people say

it worked well

36%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.91M

2011

2.12M

2012

2.44M

2013

2.68M

2014

2.87M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$65.6M

2011

$59.1M

2012

$67.1M

2013

$56.1M

2014

$42.4M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$49

2011

$45

2012

$43

2013

$41

2014

$36

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 39,397 215,820 $3.53M
Florida 40,056 190,980 $2.71M
Texas 32,538 162,368 $2.57M
New York 27,154 161,149 $2.54M
Pennsylvania 24,644 152,824 $2.12M
Ohio 23,807 143,758 $2.34M
North Carolina 21,563 119,098 $1.57M
Michigan 19,450 105,082 $1.71M
Missouri 15,853 103,491 $1.39M
Illinois 15,150 90,149 $1.61M
Georgia 16,204 88,943 $1.1M
Massachusetts 13,299 82,775 $1.15M
Tennessee 15,400 81,253 $1.15M
Indiana 13,539 76,192 $1.26M
Kentucky 13,171 74,679 $981K
Virginia 13,217 70,972 $1.1M
Alabama 12,539 64,745 $1.02M
New Jersey 10,025 58,835 $746K
Wisconsin 9,656 57,591 $934K
Washington 8,296 46,912 $691K
South Carolina 8,718 45,860 $669K
Louisiana 8,247 44,699 $557K
Arizona 9,321 44,358 $757K
Minnesota 7,227 43,720 $747K
Oklahoma 7,631 41,430 $613K
Arkansas 6,849 40,080 $455K
Mississippi 6,270 36,252 $426K
Connecticut 5,427 33,660 $554K
Maryland 6,546 32,897 $513K
Iowa 4,935 32,108 $399K
Kansas 5,145 31,433 $405K
Colorado 5,893 31,420 $481K
West Virginia 5,198 30,691 $390K
Oregon 5,176 28,718 $436K
Nebraska 3,730 23,501 $285K
Utah 3,523 20,273 $255K
Nevada 3,852 18,695 $268K
Maine 2,734 16,051 $228K
Rhode Island 2,332 15,390 $210K
Idaho 2,529 15,304 $202K
New Mexico 2,852 14,805 $207K
New Hampshire 2,400 13,676 $183K
South Dakota 1,310 9,496 $148K
Montana 1,431 8,196 $102K
Delaware 1,591 7,878 $141K
North Dakota 1,235 7,702 $89.6K
Vermont 1,238 6,889 $86.2K
Alaska 538 4,878 $66.9K
Hawaii 900 4,664 $79.7K
Wyoming 636 3,333 $38.2K
District of Columbia 745 3,150 $49.9K
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 TOPIRAMATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MYRIAM HUTCHINSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled75

ABBEVILLE

Louisiana

RICHARD BENDINGER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled181

ABBEVILLE

Alabama

DAVID CRAFT MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled55

ABBEVILLE

Louisiana

SAMUEL NYAMU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled111

ABERDEEN

South Dakota

BRENDA DAVENPORT CNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled130

ABERDEEN

South Dakota

SHAWN CASSADY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled54

ABERDEEN

Maryland

LUBNA IZZATHULLAH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled62

ABERDEEN

Maryland

ANDREW MROWIEC MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

ABERDEEN

Maryland

GARY HEATH M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled276

ABILENE

Texas

DUANE MILLER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled108

ABILENE

Texas

ROBERT TOTOE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

ABILENE

Texas

ANTAO DU M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled90

ABILENE

Texas

RUSSELL DICKERSON M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled137

ABILENE

Texas

CLINTON SUTHERLAND MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled95

ABINGDON

Virginia

WILLIAM HANDY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled195

ABINGDON

Virginia

MARIVI NIEBAUER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled146

ABINGDON

Virginia

EMILY SHIELDS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled207

ABINGDON

Virginia

JONATHAN SWANK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled64

ABINGDON

Virginia

EMILY HAMLYN N.P

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled86

ABINGTON

Massachusetts

MAZEN ENEYNI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled134

ABINGTON

Massachusetts

CRYSTAL WILMOT MSN, APRN, NP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled106

ABINGTON

Massachusetts

AGNES VIRGA M. D.

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine

Claims Filled115

ACTON

Massachusetts

EVERETT BAYNE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled52

ADA

Oklahoma

ROBERT MORTON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled704

ADA

Oklahoma

BRUCE DENNIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled109

ADA

Oklahoma