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NUCYNTA

TAPENTADOL HCL

Nucynta (tapentadol) is an opioid medicine that works in the brain to lower the amount of pain you feel. Source: Iodine

Important Information About This Drug

Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

As many as one quarter of those receiving these drugs over a long period of time in a primary care setting struggle with addiction.

Read more about the appropriate use of these drugs and speak to your doctor about their risks.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

87.7K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 704 of 3395

$35.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 520 of 3395

24,325
Patients

Rank: 700 of 3395

16,899
Prescribers

Rank: 660 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

57K

2011

71.4K

2012

83K

2013

83.2K

2014

87.7K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$12.2M

2011

$17.4M

2012

$22M

2013

$24.7M

2014

$35.9M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$126

2011

$148

2012

$165

2013

$173

2014

$230

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 2,618 8,403 $3.49M
California 2,162 7,707 $3.47M
North Carolina 1,877 6,852 $2.89M
Florida 1,990 6,248 $2.58M
Ohio 1,245 4,738 $1.79M
Pennsylvania 1,207 4,651 $1.76M
Texas 1,099 3,681 $1.65M
New Jersey 1,026 3,441 $1.31M
Georgia 917 3,197 $1.25M
Alabama 643 2,760 $1.13M
Indiana 616 2,309 $1.01M
Illinois 564 2,022 $880K
South Carolina 687 2,003 $782K
Virginia 576 1,998 $838K
Michigan 596 1,860 $777K
Colorado 491 1,768 $724K
Missouri 470 1,737 $746K
Maryland 436 1,653 $667K
Tennessee 526 1,513 $543K
Arkansas 382 1,493 $634K
Kentucky 321 1,453 $638K
Wisconsin 390 1,349 $579K
Arizona 359 1,169 $469K
Washington 284 1,088 $423K
Oklahoma 351 1,070 $434K
Connecticut 277 970 $388K
Nebraska 340 918 $286K
Massachusetts 188 852 $365K
Iowa 259 806 $320K
Louisiana 252 790 $313K
Kansas 204 762 $292K
Utah 202 700 $273K
Mississippi 201 687 $256K
Oregon 181 533 $220K
South Dakota 149 491 $198K
New Hampshire 114 458 $178K
Nevada 178 457 $178K
Minnesota 130 450 $172K
Delaware 105 414 $189K
Idaho 102 367 $160K
West Virginia 100 349 $133K
North Dakota 53 259 $76.3K
New Mexico 61 185 $78.4K
Vermont 21 170 $73.1K
Maine 44 150 $59.5K
Montana 38 99 $32.8K
Hawaii 32 94 $36.7K
Alaska 27 83 $26.7K
District of Columbia 27 60 $28.1K
Rhode Island 21 57 $18K
Wyoming 29 55 $16K
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. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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 NUCYNTA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
KEVIN COYLE MB BCH BAO LRCPSI

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled401

BRUNSWICK

Georgia

HOWARD COHEN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled215

DALLAS

Texas

ROMATH WAGHMARAE

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled173

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

IRVING HABER D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled167

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

EUGENE GOSY

Neurology

Claims Filled147

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

HAMMAM AKBIK MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled139

FAIRFIELD

Ohio

JAMES RHO M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled130

RANCHO CUCAMONGA

California

DEANA SMART P.A.

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled126

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

GREGORY APRILLIANO CRNA, APRN

Nurse Anesthetist, Certified Registered

Claims Filled124

SOMERSWORTH

New Hampshire

ROGER KEMP M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled115

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

SANDHYA THOMAS-MONTILUS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled115

LUMBERTON

North Carolina

SAFWAN SAKR MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled112

MOUNTAIN HOME

Arkansas

CANDELARIA MCELHINNY RPA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled112

DEPEW

New York

LYNN GADDIS CNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled111

CLEVELAND

Ohio

ERIC ROSLONSKI DO

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled111

JOHNSTOWN

Pennsylvania

MARK WORKMAN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled104

WICHITA FALLS

Texas

ROLAND JONES M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled100

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

ROBERT SILVERMAN M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled98

PARAMUS

New Jersey

PAMELA POPE NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled97

BENSON

North Carolina

ANNE THOMAS PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled97

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

MICHAEL KENDRICK MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled95

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

MARK SCHEUTZOW MD, PHD, MHA

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled95

WINSTON-SALEM

North Carolina

REBECCA HOLDREN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled93

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

ELIZABETH HYLA ANP.C

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled90

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

GERALD SACKS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled89

SANTA MONICA

California