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PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. Belongs to a class of drugs called anticonvulsants. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

1M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 236 of 3238

$29.3M
Retail Cost

Rank: 514 of 3238

170,193
Patients

Rank: 313 of 3238

83,241
Prescribers

Rank: 270 of 3238

User Reviews of Related Drug primidone »

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 16,357 84,231 $2.17M
California 14,759 78,031 $2.59M
Texas 11,995 65,349 $1.89M
New York 8,913 52,984 $1.63M
Pennsylvania 8,111 51,468 $1.54M
Ohio 8,762 50,534 $1.56M
Tennessee 6,197 37,031 $1.03M
North Carolina 6,070 35,775 $967K
Georgia 5,929 35,168 $985K
Illinois 5,699 34,527 $988K
Michigan 6,550 33,004 $1.04M
Missouri 4,955 31,225 $900K
Alabama 4,945 29,085 $729K
Indiana 4,801 27,201 $828K
Kentucky 4,198 25,383 $699K
Wisconsin 3,227 19,963 $627K
New Jersey 3,615 19,400 $612K
Arizona 3,889 18,550 $561K
Virginia 3,255 18,292 $531K
Massachusetts 2,675 16,966 $562K
Washington 2,997 16,755 $492K
Louisiana 2,483 15,025 $419K
Arkansas 2,325 14,355 $388K
South Carolina 2,422 13,593 $425K
Iowa 1,973 13,294 $382K
Kansas 2,045 12,884 $397K
Mississippi 2,002 12,337 $309K
Minnesota 2,118 11,757 $371K
Oklahoma 2,040 11,472 $348K
Oregon 2,007 11,074 $354K
Maryland 2,139 10,924 $370K
Colorado 1,943 10,348 $302K
West Virginia 1,737 10,333 $261K
Connecticut 1,382 8,264 $267K
Nebraska 1,043 6,921 $188K
Nevada 1,362 6,728 $174K
Utah 811 4,299 $141K
Maine 723 4,192 $148K
New Mexico 747 3,779 $124K
Rhode Island 545 3,723 $111K
South Dakota 484 3,318 $85.8K
Idaho 601 3,287 $95.7K
North Dakota 451 2,939 $85.1K
Montana 465 2,809 $73.6K
New Hampshire 491 2,713 $91.3K
Delaware 411 1,916 $71.7K
Hawaii 319 1,739 $58.7K
Wyoming 226 1,380 $36.8K
Vermont 202 1,168 $36.5K
District of Columbia 200 1,022 $32.3K
Alaska 94 748 $16.7K
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 PRIMIDONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOSEPH OROPILLA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled267

SHEPHERDSVILLE

Kentucky

FARHAN SHEIKH MD

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled265

OTTAWA

Kansas

VLADIMIR KARPITSKIY MD

Neurology

Claims Filled264

HOT SPRINGS

Arkansas

HARVINDER BIRK MD

Specialist

Claims Filled264

REDDING

California

DENNIS AUMENTADO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled264

WOONSOCKET

Rhode Island

ISRAEL GORINSTEIN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled264

BEVERLY HILLS

California

SUSAN BASER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled264

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

JAMES THOMAS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled263

BENTON

Arkansas

KENNETH CHAN D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled262

JONESBORO

Arkansas

RAMACHANDRA TATA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled261

NEW CASTLE

Pennsylvania

BING LIU MD

Neurology

Claims Filled260

CONCORD

North Carolina

RAM GARG MD

Neurology

Claims Filled258

TAYLOR

Michigan

NAEL TARAKJI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled256

FLINT

Michigan

FAKHRE ALAM MD

Neurology

Claims Filled255

CARBONDALE

Illinois

CHRISTOPHER LAGANKE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled255

CULLMAN

Alabama

NESTOR PUNAY M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled254

BEAUMONT

Texas

GILBERTO CRUZ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled254

HIALEAH

Florida

LISA TRICKEY PA C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled254

WATERTOWN

New York

FAWZY SALAMA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled253

SYOSSET

New York

OZGUR OZTAS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled252

MOBILE

Alabama

ANGEL CARRASCO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled252

MIAMI

Florida

GEORGE DMYTRENKO M.D., PH.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled251

PENSACOLA

Florida

NISHITH MAJMUNDAR M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled249

HOUSTON

Texas

BRAD LINDSEY MD

Neurology

Claims Filled249

TIFTON

Georgia

JOSEPH LA MANCUSA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled247

FINDLAY

Ohio