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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
RICARDO PLASENCIA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled2,451

MIAMI

Florida

MICHELLE DOMPENCIEL M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled907

NAPLES

Florida

RAUL CARBALLOSA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled757

PUNTA GORDA

Florida

JUAN SIMON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled694

MIAMI

Florida

GEORGE FIELDS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled676

SANTA ANA

California

MARC OSTER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled599

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

TIMOTHY THOITS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled575

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

MARY DERBENWICK M.D.

Vascular Neurology

Claims Filled555

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

CHARLES BERNICK M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled519

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

RICHARD HAMER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled476

LONGVIEW

Texas

JOHN CINTRON M.D

Neurology

Claims Filled453

MIAMI

Florida

CONRADO BERMUDEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled440

MIAMI

Florida

BRIAN OTT MD

Claims Filled413

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

DAVID GORMAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled395

BELLEVUE

Washington

SAMUEL NODAL

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled393

MIAMI

Florida

NICOLE GALLEGO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled390

MARGATE

Florida

THOMAS LOEPFE MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled376

LA CROSSE

Wisconsin

RAMON GOMEZ-PEREZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled367

MIAMI

Florida

JOAQUIN NEGRETTE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled354

HIALEAH

Florida

PHILIP WOODALL D.O.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled342

ROUND ROCK

Texas

THOMAS HEAD M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled340

JACKSON

Tennessee

RIGOBERTO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled327

MIAMI

Florida

PAMELA WONG R.N.N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled324

HARBOR CITY

California

ALEXIS RESSLER APRN-BC, PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled312

COLCHESTER

Vermont

MIGUEL VAZQUEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled312

MIAMI

Florida