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GABAPENTIN

Neurontin (Gabapentin) is an antiepileptic and nerve pain reliever. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but it has a similar structure to GABA, a neurotransmitter that calms nerves in the brain and spinal cord. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Gabapentin

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

30.5K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 945 of 3362

$15.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 696 of 3362

5,887
Patients

Rank: 1064 of 3362

6,587
Prescribers

Rank: 947 of 3362

More info on related drug Gabapentin »

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57%

of people say

it's worth it

39%

of people say

it worked well

19%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

45.5K

2011

34.2K

2012

32.5K

2013

30.5K

2014

28.7K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$13.7M

2011

$13.4M

2012

$14.4M

2013

$15.9M

2014

$17.6M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$277

2011

$339

2012

$327

2013

$334

2014

$412

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 695 3,657 $1.94M
New York 487 2,705 $1.34M
Florida 370 1,694 $806K
New Jersey 324 1,568 $810K
Texas 354 1,541 $873K
Pennsylvania 313 1,521 $778K
Massachusetts 248 1,353 $644K
Ohio 223 1,208 $607K
North Carolina 192 1,163 $647K
Michigan 194 800 $460K
Virginia 122 693 $328K
Wisconsin 98 672 $468K
Minnesota 107 652 $403K
Illinois 118 640 $335K
Georgia 125 631 $305K
Indiana 111 571 $335K
Tennessee 100 565 $320K
Kentucky 118 544 $295K
South Carolina 118 513 $214K
Louisiana 102 491 $226K
Washington 77 450 $272K
Connecticut 88 447 $279K
Missouri 73 433 $247K
Alabama 85 419 $245K
Maryland 84 410 $239K
Arizona 81 356 $232K
Colorado 77 356 $207K
Oregon 54 304 $172K
West Virginia 46 287 $127K
New Hampshire 36 255 $129K
Iowa 38 232 $124K
Oklahoma 51 212 $107K
Arkansas 25 190 $94.7K
Rhode Island 22 172 $77.9K
Kansas 32 158 $82.2K
Hawaii 52 153 $88.9K
Utah 23 149 $80.2K
Montana 18 137 $48K
Mississippi 26 128 $53.6K
Maine 22 126 $62K
North Dakota 13 118 $58.1K
Nebraska 14 116 $44.3K
New Mexico 32 114 $75.3K
Nevada 29 113 $71.7K
Idaho 23 103 $83.2K
South Dakota 12 83 $23.9K
Vermont 12 65 $55K
Delaware 18 62 $52K
District of Columbia 13 56 $30.9K
Alaska 31 $24.1K
Wyoming 22 $9,770
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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