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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
ANASTASIOS ALEXIOU MD

Neurology

Claims Filled66

YPSILANTI

Michigan

CHARLES WILKINS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

YOUNGSTOWN

Ohio

JEFFRY KNIBBE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

WYOMING

Michigan

BRYAN DESOUZA M.D.

Claims Filled54

WYNNEWOOD

Pennsylvania

DAVID SOMMER MD MPH

Neurology

Claims Filled105

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

KENNETH KRONLUND MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled57

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

THOMAS MULLINS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled123

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

MARTHA FEHR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled83

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

NATHANIEL KIRKLAND M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled67

WOODSTOCK

Virginia

DAVID LARSEN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled120

WOODRIDGE

Illinois

JEFFREY YEE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled65

WOODLAND

California

YOSLAINE DIAZ M.D

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Claims Filled74

WOODHAVEN

New York

SHAILESH RAJGURU DO

Neurology

Claims Filled110

WINTER HAVEN

Florida

JUAN JOY MD

Specialist

Claims Filled57

WINTER HAVEN

Florida

TRAVIS JACKSON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled149

WINSTON-SALEM

North Carolina

PAUL MARTIN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled60

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

CHRISTOPHER HERMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled75

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

JOSEPH PIERCE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

MARIECKEN FOWLER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled102

WINCHESTER

Virginia

MANGALA VENKATESH M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled62

WILMINGTON

Ohio

JONATHAN MAKS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled95

WILMETTE

Illinois

DAVID WEISMAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled118

WILLOW GROVE

Pennsylvania

DANIEL CASTELLANI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled313

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

SUSAN NICHTER PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled62

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

KATHLEEN MEEHAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

WILLIAMSBURG

Virginia