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LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

3.69M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 93 of 3395

$104M
Retail Cost

Rank: 259 of 3395

538,657
Patients

Rank: 142 of 3395

220,669
Prescribers

Rank: 98 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

2.27M

2011

2.65M

2012

3.08M

2013

3.41M

2014

3.69M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$143M

2011

$126M

2012

$134M

2013

$121M

2014

$104M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$78

2011

$66

2012

$59

2013

$64

2014

$60

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 54,346 334,185 $10.5M
New York 40,739 284,331 $8.15M
Florida 40,624 238,781 $5.86M
Texas 37,275 222,343 $6.77M
Pennsylvania 28,919 197,850 $5.71M
Ohio 23,057 157,877 $4.89M
Illinois 21,970 144,407 $4.22M
Georgia 18,480 129,362 $2.96M
Michigan 21,066 128,753 $4.14M
North Carolina 18,940 123,814 $3.12M
Tennessee 15,961 104,890 $2.58M
New Jersey 15,607 101,914 $2.34M
Missouri 13,921 94,760 $2.49M
Indiana 13,909 90,539 $2.65M
Massachusetts 12,945 88,371 $2.66M
Virginia 12,742 79,616 $2.46M
Wisconsin 10,679 72,762 $2.18M
Kentucky 10,635 72,129 $2.01M
South Carolina 10,063 66,616 $1.73M
Alabama 10,611 64,575 $1.77M
Minnesota 9,622 63,587 $2.26M
Maryland 10,375 61,592 $1.96M
Louisiana 9,348 59,755 $1.45M
Arizona 10,343 59,010 $1.7M
Washington 8,496 53,630 $1.49M
Oklahoma 7,204 45,240 $1.28M
Connecticut 6,659 44,470 $1.22M
Mississippi 6,235 43,165 $1.01M
Iowa 5,639 40,273 $1000K
Colorado 6,582 36,833 $1.09M
Arkansas 5,240 35,549 $884K
Oregon 5,408 34,116 $996K
Kansas 4,624 32,041 $846K
West Virginia 4,237 27,468 $723K
Nevada 3,897 22,317 $588K
Nebraska 3,225 22,306 $546K
New Mexico 3,194 17,604 $540K
Rhode Island 2,285 15,879 $434K
Utah 2,390 14,670 $396K
New Hampshire 2,422 14,382 $393K
Maine 2,314 14,050 $485K
Delaware 2,181 12,499 $469K
Idaho 1,878 11,414 $317K
Hawaii 1,672 10,910 $314K
South Dakota 1,446 10,682 $301K
North Dakota 1,507 10,199 $257K
Montana 1,446 9,226 $246K
District of Columbia 1,596 8,489 $233K
Vermont 1,002 5,850 $162K
Alaska 484 5,438 $124K
Wyoming 609 4,142 $105K
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 LEVETIRACETAM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,415

TUCKER

Georgia

BRUCE PENDLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,643

EAST RIDGE

Tennessee

JOEL PECK M.D.

Claims Filled1,610

AIEA

Hawaii

GREGORY CONNOR M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,577

TULSA

Oklahoma

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,557

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

MIGUEL STUBBS M.D.,P.C.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,437

SMYRNA

Georgia

ROGER OGHLAKIAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,260

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,255

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

GEORGE PURSLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,224

AUGUSTA

Georgia

REY ROMERO M.D

Neurology

Claims Filled1,222

EWA BEACH

Hawaii

KALPESH PATEL M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,209

ALBANY

Georgia

CHRISTOPHER LABONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,203

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

RUY MIRELES QUINTANILLA

Specialist

Claims Filled1,189

MCALLEN

Texas

DONALD WHEATLEY MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,185

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

JOHN CINTRON M.D

Neurology

Claims Filled1,171

MIAMI

Florida

MIGUEL GUTIERREZ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,135

MCALLEN

Texas

ANTHONY MURRO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,129

AUGUSTA

Georgia

JONATHAN ROSS M.D.

Claims Filled1,115

METHUEN

Massachusetts

CATHY MCNEW CRNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled1,104

HERSHEY

Pennsylvania

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,089

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

TIMOTHY POWELL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,078

SPOKANE

Washington

BALDEV SINGH MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,056

VALHALLA

New York

DEANNA DICKENS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,039

SAINT PAUL

Minnesota

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled999

DUBLIN

Georgia

JAMES VALERIANO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled976

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania