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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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it's worth it

53%

of people say

it worked well

33%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

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
TIMOTHY THOMPSON DO

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled593

WENTZVILLE

Missouri

JAMES VALERIANO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled581

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

BIRGIT KHANDALAVALA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled572

OMAHA

Nebraska

MOHAMMAD HASAN MD

Addiction Psychiatry

Claims Filled569

BECKLEY

West Virginia

FERNANDO GONZALES-PORTILLO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled569

KISSIMMEE

Florida

WILLIAM ROSENFELD M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled568

CHESTERFIELD

Missouri

PREETHA MUTHUSAMY MD

Neurology

Claims Filled563

ASHTABULA

Ohio

SOWBHAGYA SONTHINENI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled562

BINGHAMTON

New York

KRISHNA NADAR MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled561

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

AHMAD ANOUTI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled554

LIMA

Ohio

JONATHAN ROSS M.D.

Claims Filled552

METHUEN

Massachusetts

SUMANT RAWAT M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled546

PUEBLO

Colorado

KOCHUPARAMPIL VARGHESE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled539

DESOTO

Texas

THOMAS LEAHEY D.O.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled534

ARDMORE

Oklahoma

ROBERT JESPERSEN M.D.

Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Claims Filled531

CHICAGO

Illinois

LALITA KHAODHIAR M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled530

BOSTON

Massachusetts

OKSANA PALATNA D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled527

DU BOIS

Pennsylvania

ANTOINE MITRI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled521

DOWNEY

California

NAGA LAKSHMANA NIDADAVOLU M.D

Neurology

Claims Filled516

LAKE CITY

Florida

JOHN FLORES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled515

SILVER CITY

New Mexico

BARRY VAUGHT M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled514

BECKLEY

West Virginia

TOAN VU M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled512

SAN MARCOS

Texas

SAI GUNDLAPALLI M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled512

ODESSA

Texas

RAVI CHANDER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled511

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

GEORGE MORRIS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled511

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin