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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 2012
Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

403K
Medicare Part D Claims
$59.5M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 49,428 $6.78M
California 37,558 $6.6M
Texas 23,187 $3.52M
Ohio 21,813 $3.46M
New York 17,707 $2.72M
Pennsylvania 16,744 $2.17M
Michigan 14,784 $2.2M
North Carolina 13,496 $1.88M
Illinois 13,255 $2.04M
Massachusetts 12,633 $1.76M
New Jersey 11,954 $1.74M
Tennessee 11,635 $1.57M
Georgia 11,365 $1.6M
Wisconsin 10,498 $1.42M
Missouri 8,804 $1.25M
Indiana 8,411 $1.2M
Washington 8,154 $1.25M
Virginia 7,851 $1.15M
Alabama 7,186 $994K
Kentucky 7,078 $990K
Arizona 6,742 $1.12M
Oregon 6,484 $1.09M
Colorado 6,099 $1.01M
South Carolina 5,433 $771K
Louisiana 5,142 $674K
Connecticut 4,865 $702K
Arkansas 4,848 $624K
Iowa 4,205 $540K
Kansas 4,098 $572K
Minnesota 4,055 $605K
Maryland 3,905 $645K
Nevada 3,703 $500K
Mississippi 3,521 $440K
Oklahoma 3,403 $515K
West Virginia 2,572 $352K
Rhode Island 2,567 $352K
Nebraska 2,492 $318K
Hawaii 2,074 $395K
New Hampshire 1,930 $289K
Maine 1,724 $277K
Vermont 1,581 $220K
South Dakota 1,403 $150K
Delaware 1,144 $204K
Utah 1,127 $156K
Idaho 1,070 $162K
New Mexico 906 $151K
Montana 820 $118K
District of Columbia 762 $125K
North Dakota 514 $68.1K
Wyoming 317 $43.3K
Alaska 210 $29.8K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for GALANTAMINE HBR

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