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METHYLPHENIDATE HCL

Methylphenidate is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; more difficulty focusing, controlling actions, and remaining still or quiet than other people who are the same age) in adults and children. Methylphenidate (Ritalin, Ritalin SR, Methylin, Methylin ER) is also used to treat narcolepsy (a sleep disorder that causes excessive daytime sleepiness and sudden attacks of sleep). Methylphenidate is in a class of medications called central nervous system (CNS) stimulants. It works by changing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

577K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 312 of 3238

$26.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 533 of 3238

101,482
Patients

Rank: 389 of 3238

71,929
Prescribers

Rank: 308 of 3238

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57%

of people say

it's worth it

36%

of people say

it worked well

20%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 7,160 33,159 $1.73M
Pennsylvania 5,094 31,424 $1.44M
Michigan 5,283 30,450 $1.62M
Massachusetts 4,515 26,776 $1.17M
New York 5,123 25,270 $1.17M
Ohio 4,222 24,847 $1.12M
Florida 5,438 24,628 $1.03M
Illinois 4,219 24,566 $1.03M
Texas 4,802 21,826 $1.04M
North Carolina 3,927 20,355 $897K
Wisconsin 2,801 18,393 $932K
Minnesota 2,701 15,714 $830K
Missouri 2,721 15,478 $649K
Washington 2,898 15,401 $810K
Virginia 2,788 14,872 $694K
Georgia 2,600 13,413 $585K
Indiana 2,493 13,096 $533K
Maine 1,660 12,890 $595K
Tennessee 2,284 12,582 $606K
Colorado 2,177 11,385 $488K
Oregon 2,072 11,077 $566K
Iowa 1,595 10,164 $459K
Arizona 2,078 10,119 $430K
Alabama 1,857 9,821 $426K
New Jersey 1,704 9,310 $359K
Maryland 1,706 9,233 $408K
Kansas 1,594 9,139 $369K
Connecticut 1,524 8,515 $367K
South Carolina 1,467 7,659 $336K
Kentucky 1,287 7,108 $312K
Nebraska 1,217 6,991 $282K
Utah 1,162 6,355 $281K
Louisiana 1,232 6,131 $257K
New Hampshire 986 5,998 $275K
Oklahoma 1,102 5,605 $244K
Arkansas 1,058 5,510 $267K
West Virginia 878 5,469 $276K
Idaho 918 5,035 $251K
Vermont 663 4,364 $230K
Montana 603 3,648 $170K
New Mexico 709 3,623 $169K
Mississippi 686 3,379 $134K
Rhode Island 566 3,247 $134K
Nevada 504 2,596 $112K
South Dakota 367 2,356 $106K
North Dakota 363 2,103 $109K
Delaware 284 1,617 $74.9K
Wyoming 249 1,354 $65.2K
Hawaii 234 1,133 $55.8K
District of Columbia 229 901 $36K
Alaska 120 585 $26.3K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients Methodology »

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Top prescribers for METHYLPHENIDATE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
AURORA ANDREWS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled205

ALLEGAN

Michigan

GARY HOWARD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled200

MONTEVALLO

Alabama

DANA COCHRANE HOEKSTRA P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled199

MUSKEGON

Michigan

MICHELLE LEMON APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled196

LINCOLN

Nebraska

NANCY GROVER PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled195

BANGOR

Maine

MATHUKUTTY JOSEPH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled194

SPINDALE

North Carolina

SHARON PIPER PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled194

BANGOR

Maine

CORY PELNICK MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled192

WILMINGTON

Ohio

CHANDRAGUPTA VEDAK MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled189

CRYSTAL LAKE

Illinois

EDWARD ERBE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled186

MISSOULA

Montana

LARRY CAMPBELL D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled184

OSKALOOSA

Kansas

ROBERT MAGAW PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled182

BREWER

Maine

PAUL MINOT MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled173

WATERVILLE

Maine

GREG ZARELLI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled173

CLACKAMAS

Oregon

JAMES LEE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled167

SPINDALE

North Carolina

HARRY RINEHART M.D.

Claims Filled167

WHEELER

Oregon

BRENDAN BAUER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled166

BELLEVUE

Ohio

DONALD GOLD M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled165

PARIS

Tennessee

CAROLINE WEISBERGER APRN, BC

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled164

WEST STOCKBRIDGE

Massachusetts

RICARDO BIERRENBACH-DECASTRO M.D

Psychiatry

Claims Filled164

HENDERSONVILLE

North Carolina

MARTHA SMITH LIGHTFOOT N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled163

ROCHESTER

New York

LISA WIRTH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled163

ATHENS

Georgia

JOHN BECK MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled162

LANCASTER

California

RAVIKUMAR KANNEGANTI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled161

BEAUMONT

Texas

FRANCIS COLLIGAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled160

CHELSEA

Michigan