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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
LALITA KHAODHIAR M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled473

BOSTON

Massachusetts

ELLIOT MICHEL M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled471

NATRONA HEIGHTS

Pennsylvania

NARENDRA NAGAREDDY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled470

JONESBORO

Georgia

KOCHUPARAMPIL VARGHESE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled470

DESOTO

Texas

NIANSEN LIU M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled469

CLEVELAND

Tennessee

ANTHONY ESPOSITO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled469

ANNISTON

Alabama

SUSAN BASER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled467

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

MARILYN LACHMAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled466

ALBERTVILLE

Alabama

SYAM KUNAM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled464

REDLANDS

California

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled464

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

DIANA HYLTON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled463

MERCED

California

NAVEED AHMED M.D

Neurology

Claims Filled461

PIKEVILLE

Kentucky

IN SOOK SHIN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled460

BUFFALO

New York

RAJENDRA TRIVEDI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled458

DANVILLE

Virginia

JAY SCHECTER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled457

ROME

Georgia

RANA MAHMOOD MD

Specialist

Claims Filled457

DECATUR

Illinois

ERIC GOLDBERG MD

Clinical Neurophysiology

Claims Filled455

PORTSMOUTH

Virginia

MELISSA CARRAN MD

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled455

CAMDEN

New Jersey

SUSAN LIPPMANN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled454

CHESTERFIELD

Missouri

OMER CERMIK MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled454

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

JULIA ZEVALLOS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled452

FESTUS

Missouri

RACHAEL DALEY MSN

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled452

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

LEV GOLDINER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled451

NEW HARTFORD

New York

CHENG DU MD

Neurology

Claims Filled450

LAFAYETTE

Indiana

ROGER OGHLAKIAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled449

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri