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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 »


Incorrect Info?

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