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ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Ropinirole is also used to treat restless legs syndrome (RLS or Ekbom syndrome; a condition that causes discomfort in the legs and a strong urge to move the legs, especially at night and when sitting or lying down). Ropinirole is in a class of medications called dopamine agonists. It works by acting in place of dopamine, a natural substance in the brain that is needed to control movement. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

2.68M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 117 of 3238

$111M
Retail Cost

Rank: 194 of 3238

455,320
Patients

Rank: 157 of 3238

166,167
Prescribers

Rank: 142 of 3238

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Alternatives:

Mirapex Neupro

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 32,676 171,333 $8.5M
Texas 30,502 163,821 $7.16M
Florida 30,693 157,734 $6.66M
Ohio 24,331 140,535 $5.73M
Pennsylvania 19,958 126,070 $6.07M
North Carolina 19,323 114,123 $4.23M
Missouri 16,331 105,065 $3.8M
Tennessee 17,706 101,747 $3.73M
New York 17,084 97,436 $5.05M
Georgia 16,429 97,098 $3.64M
Indiana 16,175 92,522 $3.79M
Kentucky 14,312 86,491 $2.76M
Michigan 17,063 84,864 $4.06M
Illinois 14,311 83,969 $3.37M
Alabama 13,168 75,912 $2.38M
Wisconsin 9,495 57,394 $2.69M
Virginia 9,451 52,473 $2M
Louisiana 8,342 49,641 $1.73M
Oklahoma 8,527 48,523 $1.7M
Iowa 7,132 47,360 $1.72M
Washington 8,056 45,301 $1.99M
Arkansas 7,223 44,902 $1.5M
South Carolina 8,028 44,424 $1.76M
Massachusetts 7,255 44,401 $2.23M
Arizona 8,937 43,657 $2.1M
Minnesota 7,502 41,940 $1.74M
West Virginia 6,613 40,070 $1.25M
Mississippi 6,600 39,724 $1.16M
Kansas 5,970 38,202 $1.59M
New Jersey 7,060 36,081 $1.91M
Oregon 6,038 34,317 $1.49M
Colorado 5,416 30,427 $1.39M
Nebraska 4,029 27,284 $960K
Connecticut 3,656 21,261 $1.1M
Maryland 4,159 20,711 $1.05M
Utah 3,784 20,153 $942K
Maine 3,478 19,632 $914K
Idaho 3,343 19,379 $771K
Nevada 3,090 15,117 $584K
New Mexico 2,896 14,911 $775K
Montana 2,044 12,146 $438K
New Hampshire 1,805 10,721 $569K
South Dakota 1,544 10,141 $403K
North Dakota 1,521 9,466 $323K
Rhode Island 1,229 7,844 $300K
Delaware 1,423 6,912 $346K
Wyoming 758 4,814 $175K
Vermont 830 4,619 $210K
Hawaii 634 3,330 $163K
Alaska 403 2,482 $87.8K
District of Columbia 329 1,517 $120K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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 ROPINIROLE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
BRYAN CHEEVER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled308

DALTON

Georgia

JAMES THOMAS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled308

SAVANNAH

Tennessee

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled302

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

KAREN BLINDAUER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled302

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

BYRON NELSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled301

CENTRE

Alabama

MARLA HALLER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled300

JACKSON

Ohio

JAMES JANOUSEK M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled300

LIVE OAK

Florida

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled299

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

DAN WATERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled299

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled298

DUBLIN

Georgia

MICHAEL TAORMINA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled298

STATESBORO

Georgia

FREDERICK CARROLL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled298

MOUNT VERNON

Ohio

LOWELL CLARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled296

BUSHNELL

Florida

WILLIAM WELSH D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled296

WHITTIER

California

DARSHANKUMAR DAVE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled296

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

DAVID KUHLMANN M.D.

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled295

SEDALIA

Missouri

RAUL MATEO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled294

SAINT FRANCIS

Wisconsin

DENNIS PARTEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled293

MONETTE

Arkansas

ARKADY STERN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled292

LOS ANGELES

California

JAMES WILLIAMS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled292

TRENTON

Tennessee

YOUNG-JIK LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled291

LOS ANGELES

California

HUGH MADDOX M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled290

ANNISTON

Alabama

ANDREW COLMAN DO

General Practice

Claims Filled289

WESTLAND

Michigan

PARVEZ MEMON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled289

BAKERSFIELD

California

STEPHEN WELTON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled288

SIKESTON

Missouri