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TOPIRAMATE

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

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

2.68M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 118 of 3362

$56.1M
Retail Cost

Rank: 370 of 3362

462,204
Patients

Rank: 164 of 3362

170,779
Prescribers

Rank: 149 of 3362

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58%

of people say

it's worth it

53%

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

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

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
California 37,515 204,144 $4.26M
Florida 38,420 178,061 $4.4M
New York 26,153 153,995 $3.28M
Texas 30,471 151,838 $3.44M
Pennsylvania 22,278 139,848 $2.81M
Ohio 22,058 131,973 $3.02M
North Carolina 20,095 110,471 $2.12M
Michigan 18,334 98,897 $2.16M
Missouri 14,838 95,742 $1.84M
Illinois 14,442 84,038 $2.16M
Georgia 15,279 82,374 $1.5M
Massachusetts 12,288 76,863 $1.49M
Tennessee 14,887 75,478 $1.7M
Indiana 12,446 70,267 $1.56M
Kentucky 12,410 70,175 $1.35M
Virginia 12,317 65,345 $1.41M
Alabama 11,879 62,536 $1.13M
New Jersey 9,802 55,719 $1.14M
Wisconsin 8,888 54,241 $1.27M
Washington 7,481 43,081 $845K
South Carolina 8,138 42,280 $869K
Arizona 8,507 40,668 $986K
Minnesota 6,594 40,143 $914K
Louisiana 7,322 39,814 $711K
Oklahoma 7,408 39,179 $815K
Arkansas 6,341 37,257 $677K
Mississippi 6,080 34,781 $626K
Connecticut 5,155 32,599 $707K
Maryland 6,013 29,756 $620K
Colorado 5,438 29,135 $542K
Iowa 4,451 28,752 $527K
West Virginia 4,843 28,601 $527K
Kansas 4,665 28,488 $543K
Oregon 4,698 25,714 $486K
Nebraska 3,451 22,180 $411K
Utah 3,317 18,294 $321K
Nevada 3,634 17,075 $372K
Maine 2,650 15,839 $269K
Rhode Island 2,189 14,720 $316K
Idaho 2,380 14,442 $255K
New Mexico 2,696 13,278 $285K
New Hampshire 2,234 12,400 $211K
South Dakota 1,241 9,009 $200K
Montana 1,320 7,821 $134K
North Dakota 1,141 7,447 $119K
Delaware 1,446 7,278 $159K
Vermont 1,193 7,028 $134K
Alaska 533 5,221 $81.7K
Hawaii 855 4,691 $89.8K
District of Columbia 728 3,134 $65.6K
Wyoming 519 3,011 $50.5K
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 »

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Top prescribers for TOPIRAMATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JAMES BARNETT M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

JERRY STRINGFELLOW MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

TEXARKANA

Texas

ARNOLD SAHAGIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHICO

California

OLGA IGNATOWICZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

ROSEVILLE

California

JOHNNA HAYSE APRN, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

DENTON

Texas

FARAH SALMAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

KARY SCHROYER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW WILMINGTON

Pennsylvania

GREGORY BISHOP M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

SANDUSKY

Ohio

KEVIN GARNER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MARYVILLE

Illinois

KAREN SHULMAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

STRATFORD

Wisconsin

OLUDARE ONISILE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PHOENIX

Arizona

BALA GULASEKARAM M.D.

Behavioral Neurology Neuropsychiatry

Claims Filled50

CERRITOS

California

DAVID TUCKER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

GRAVETTE

Arkansas

NARAKANTI RAO MD

Claims Filled50

CORONA

California

DWIGHT SUTTON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BOWLING GREEN

Kentucky

DONNA HEFFERNAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SCHENECTADY

New York

GUVEN UZUN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled50

BEVERLY HILLS

California

MICHAEL HARRIS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

IDAHO FALLS

Idaho

RUDOLFO PANGANIBAN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

GENE MARAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

NORWICH

Connecticut

JOHN OAKLEY M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled50

SEATTLE

Washington

JEFFREY TRAMONTE M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled50

TEMPLE

Texas

LUCIANA CURIA MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

SYRACUSE

New York

BINI MOORTHY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

GEORGE MCGHEE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHARLESTOWN

Indiana