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GALANTAMINE HBR

Galantamine is used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Galantamine is in a class of medications called acetylcholinesterase inhibitors. It works by increasing the amount of a certain natural substance in the brain that is needed for memory and thought. Galantamine may improve the ability to think and remember or slow the loss of these abilities in people who have AD. However, galantamine will not cure AD or prevent the loss of mental abilities at some time in the future. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

402K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 383 of 3238

$53.1M
Retail Cost

Rank: 355 of 3238

59,418
Patients

Rank: 484 of 3238

36,297
Prescribers

Rank: 448 of 3238

User Reviews of Related Drug galantamine »

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 7,059 41,967 $5.32M
California 5,488 32,914 $5.2M
Texas 3,541 22,975 $3.07M
Ohio 3,045 20,232 $2.85M
New York 3,088 18,748 $2.72M
Pennsylvania 2,133 15,810 $1.91M
Michigan 2,439 15,046 $2.12M
North Carolina 1,864 12,994 $1.61M
Tennessee 1,584 12,542 $1.42M
Massachusetts 1,736 12,094 $1.62M
Illinois 1,681 11,099 $1.51M
Georgia 1,602 11,055 $1.37M
New Jersey 1,748 10,896 $1.44M
Wisconsin 1,311 9,967 $1.23M
Alabama 1,273 8,885 $1.28M
Missouri 1,134 8,063 $1.04M
Indiana 1,172 7,769 $1.01M
Virginia 1,078 6,867 $922K
Washington 997 6,807 $879K
Kentucky 930 6,484 $828K
Arizona 1,114 6,424 $903K
Oregon 799 5,023 $796K
South Carolina 703 4,945 $606K
Arkansas 611 4,780 $544K
Louisiana 680 4,720 $566K
Colorado 783 4,467 $701K
Connecticut 637 4,415 $569K
Iowa 478 4,228 $453K
Nevada 744 4,189 $502K
Minnesota 494 3,438 $471K
Kansas 480 3,419 $421K
Maryland 581 3,394 $495K
Mississippi 411 3,053 $352K
Oklahoma 412 2,883 $389K
Nebraska 288 2,394 $266K
Rhode Island 319 2,360 $296K
West Virginia 325 2,285 $284K
New Hampshire 257 1,799 $240K
Hawaii 317 1,676 $340K
Vermont 216 1,546 $182K
Delaware 242 1,470 $218K
South Dakota 158 1,345 $133K
Maine 207 1,299 $182K
Idaho 150 947 $125K
Utah 134 822 $107K
Montana 95 739 $92.4K
New Mexico 133 700 $115K
District of Columbia 110 596 $102K
North Dakota 56 443 $53.6K
Wyoming 45 339 $32.3K
Alaska 29 252 $28.3K
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 GALANTAMINE HBR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
EDGAR HERNANDEZ MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,645

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

TIMOTHY THOITS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled960

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

RICARDO PLASENCIA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled912

MIAMI

Florida

RICHARD HAMER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled910

LONGVIEW

Texas

LUIS FREYTES LUGO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled884

SAN GERMAN

Puerto Rico

MERBIL GONZALEZ DIAZ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled768

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

HERIBERTO ACOSTA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled759

HATO RYE

Puerto Rico

IRIS ACEVEDO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled700

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

JUAN SIMON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled613

MIAMI

Florida

CHARLES BERNICK M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled613

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

RAUL CARBALLOSA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled604

PUNTA GORDA

Florida

MARY KAREN PENA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled465

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

BRIAN OTT MD

Claims Filled463

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

TERESA CASTRO PONCE

Neurology

Claims Filled446

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

THOMAS LOEPFE MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled435

LA CROSSE

Wisconsin

LUIS FORASTIERI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled434

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

PATRICK LEUNG M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled419

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

MARINA RIVERA-VIRELLA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled410

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

DANIEL VARON M.D.

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled407

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

JESUS HERNANDEZ MD

Neurology

Claims Filled405

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

JOSE DIAZ PIMENTEL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled363

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

CONRADO BERMUDEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled354

MIAMI

Florida

CATHERINE DANIELS APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled349

MANCHESTER

New Hampshire

HOWARD EHRENFELD M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled343

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

MARIA KATAKI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled339

COLUMBUS

Ohio