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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
NANCY BRATANOW M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled58

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

ANDREW HANINGTON PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled81

KENOSHA

Wisconsin

HEIDEE HANSON PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled64

BREWSTER

Washington

AYNI SHARIF PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled58

RICHMOND

Virginia

ANTONIO QUIDGLEY-NEVARES MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled66

NORFOLK

Virginia

CHARLES BONNER MD, MS, CRP

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled60

RICHMOND

Virginia

MARK WORKMAN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled104

WICHITA FALLS

Texas

SANNICHIE QUAICOE M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled71

MISSION

Texas

HOWARD COHEN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled215

DALLAS

Texas

C KANG MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled65

MYRTLE BEACH

South Carolina

REBECCA HOLDREN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled93

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

MICHAEL MCCAFFREY M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled58

LITTLE RIVER

South Carolina

DAVID SHALLCROSS MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled51

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

DARYL GORDON

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled82

QUAKERTOWN

Pennsylvania

THOMAS WHITTEN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled51

GREENSBURG

Pennsylvania

ERIC ROSLONSKI DO

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled111

JOHNSTOWN

Pennsylvania

LEONARD KAMEN D.O.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled81

ELKINS PARK

Pennsylvania

BONNIE ASHBY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled89

BRYN MAWR

Pennsylvania

GRACIELA GALLARDO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled71

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

SARAH BALLARD PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled58

CENTERVILLE

Ohio

SHELLY GELONECK P.A

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled59

CENTERVILLE

Ohio

PHILIPPE BERENGER MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled55

CLEVELAND

Ohio

LYNN GADDIS CNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled111

CLEVELAND

Ohio

VIVEK TRIVEDI MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled60

TOLEDO

Ohio

RAJBIR MINHAS M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled65

CINCINNATI

Ohio