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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. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

403K
Medicare Part D Claims
$79.8M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 63,143 $8.81M
California 52,554 $10.5M
Texas 27,298 $4.37M
Ohio 25,617 $4.41M
Puerto Rico 23,870 $3.26M
Pennsylvania 20,171 $2.77M
New York 19,776 $3.12M
North Carolina 15,902 $2.44M
Illinois 15,706 $2.54M
Michigan 15,316 $2.6M
Tennessee 13,093 $1.94M
Massachusetts 13,086 $1.94M
Georgia 12,592 $1.92M
New Jersey 12,283 $1.92M
Wisconsin 11,411 $1.64M
Missouri 10,852 $1.66M
Washington 10,094 $1.67M
Indiana 9,617 $1.49M
Oregon 9,277 $1.56M
Virginia 8,929 $1.45M
Colorado 8,502 $1.57M
Alabama 8,363 $1.23M
Kentucky 8,198 $1.23M
Arizona 7,859 $1.35M
South Carolina 6,750 $1.02M
Arkansas 6,026 $833K
Louisiana 5,940 $867K
Connecticut 5,183 $786K
Iowa 5,075 $701K
Kansas 4,954 $724K
Minnesota 4,859 $748K
Maryland 4,816 $841K
Mississippi 4,279 $594K
Oklahoma 4,240 $670K
Nevada 3,652 $572K
West Virginia 3,073 $447K
Rhode Island 2,901 $415K
Nebraska 2,738 $384K
Hawaii 2,401 $465K
New Hampshire 1,900 $297K
Maine 1,686 $296K
Vermont 1,586 $242K
South Dakota 1,425 $165K
Utah 1,369 $212K
Idaho 1,335 $207K
Delaware 1,275 $236K
New Mexico 1,230 $209K
Montana 1,014 $148K
District of Columbia 861 $162K
North Dakota 669 $93.4K
Wyoming 381 $58.8K
Alaska 168 $29.2K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths 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
SAMIR KAPOOR M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled104

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

BAPU ALURI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled51

YUMA

Arizona

CHARLES WILKINS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled54

YOUNGSTOWN

Ohio

RICHARD BOYD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled94

YAKIMA

Washington

JAMES MCGRATH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

YADKINVILLE

North Carolina

JEFFRY KNIBBE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

WYOMING

Michigan

DAVID SOMMER MD MPH

Neurology

Claims Filled86

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

MARTHA FEHR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled111

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

THOMAS MULLINS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled177

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

MUHAMMAD RAMZAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled53

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

DAVID REYNOLDS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled54

WOOSTER

Ohio

STEPHANIE DELGAUDIO-RIEMANN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled73

WOODSTOCK

Georgia

DAVID LARSEN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled133

WOODRIDGE

Illinois

ELLEN BRAUNSTEIN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled51

WOODMERE

New York

STEVEN RUSSAK MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled207

WOODLAND HILLS

California

SHAHID JAVED M.D

Hospitals, General Acute Care Hospital

Claims Filled70

WOODLAND HILLS

California

JEFFREY YEE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled107

WOODLAND

California

YOSLAINE DIAZ M.D

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Claims Filled88

WOODHAVEN

New York

ROBINSON KOILPILLAI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

WINTER HAVEN

Florida

SHAILESH RAJGURU DO

Neurology

Claims Filled59

WINTER HAVEN

Florida

JUAN JOY MD

Specialist

Claims Filled52

WINTER HAVEN

Florida

JEFFREY HUNTER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled62

WINTER HAVEN

Florida

TRAVIS JACKSON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled154

WINSTON-SALEM

North Carolina

SUSAN AUFFINGER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled76

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

PAUL MARTIN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled66

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina