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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
JOSEPH SCHMITT M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled190

LOVELAND

Colorado

MARTA BETANCOURT

Family Medicine

Claims Filled190

HIALEAH

Florida

LAWRENCE HONIG M.D., PH.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled188

NEW YORK

New York

RANJAN DUARA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled187

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

STEPHEN FLITMAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled185

PHOENIX

Arizona

SYLVIA ROJAS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled184

SPOKANE

Washington

LAZARO CALVINO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled182

HIALEAH

Florida

JOSEPH PROVENZANO DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled182

MODESTO

California

HUMBERTO GARCIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled182

MIAMI

Florida

EILEEN ROSECRANTS PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled177

SYRACUSE

New York

NAVAID KHAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled177

ABERDEEN

South Dakota

THOMAS MULLINS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled177

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

MARIA KATAKI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled176

COLUMBUS

Ohio

SERGIO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled176

MIAMI

Florida

ANDREW COLMAN DO

General Practice

Claims Filled175

WESTLAND

Michigan

MAUREEN GOTTFRIED DO

Neurology

Claims Filled175

SOMERS POINT

New Jersey

XIAN LI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled174

PANORAMA CITY

California

ANTONIA CHALMERS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled174

BAKERSFIELD

California

ERIC HILGEFORD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled173

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

NORMA MELAMED

Neurology

Claims Filled172

DALLAS

Texas

RONALD SCHWARTZ MD

Neurology

Claims Filled172

HATTIESBURG

Mississippi

ERIC ENGLESTEIN MD PHD

Neurology

Claims Filled172

DOVER

New Jersey

SHAUN LAURIE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled171

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

CARLA FRIDMAN

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled171

MIAMI

Florida

NORMAN RAGAZA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled170

FONTANA

California