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NUCYNTA

TAPENTADOL HCL

Important Information About This Drug

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

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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 2014

83.2K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 707 of 3362

$24.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 574 of 3362

24,193
Patients

Rank: 713 of 3362

16,372
Prescribers

Rank: 672 of 3362

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 2,675 8,419 $2.56M
North Carolina 1,981 6,708 $2.07M
California 1,852 6,559 $2.15M
Florida 2,297 6,556 $1.92M
Ohio 1,255 4,648 $1.31M
Pennsylvania 1,212 4,512 $1.19M
New Jersey 1,082 3,459 $946K
Texas 980 3,233 $1.07M
Georgia 989 3,172 $880K
Alabama 637 2,634 $794K
Indiana 617 2,424 $744K
Virginia 620 2,117 $658K
South Carolina 777 2,069 $558K
Illinois 500 1,765 $559K
Michigan 489 1,726 $542K
Arkansas 519 1,691 $515K
Missouri 513 1,680 $526K
Maryland 449 1,619 $455K
Tennessee 507 1,341 $365K
Kentucky 308 1,288 $362K
Colorado 355 1,123 $359K
Arizona 372 1,060 $301K
Oklahoma 352 990 $319K
Wisconsin 290 983 $323K
Connecticut 258 913 $261K
Nebraska 261 808 $188K
Washington 226 790 $237K
Massachusetts 182 786 $225K
Iowa 250 785 $198K
Louisiana 270 731 $212K
Kansas 185 620 $167K
Utah 183 608 $169K
Mississippi 183 563 $146K
Oregon 133 534 $157K
Nevada 177 462 $147K
New Hampshire 91 444 $124K
South Dakota 116 420 $133K
Minnesota 85 405 $120K
West Virginia 119 391 $119K
Delaware 84 352 $116K
Idaho 98 284 $93.2K
North Dakota 43 187 $38K
New Mexico 48 177 $56.6K
Maine 47 176 $54.4K
Vermont 21 119 $43.7K
Montana 31 111 $31.3K
Hawaii 28 84 $27.1K
District of Columbia 21 61 $17.6K
Rhode Island 23 60 $13.3K
Wyoming 16 44 $15.6K
Alaska 18 38 $9,171
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 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 NUCYNTA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MICHAEL MCCAFFREY M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled83

LORIS

South Carolina

CHARLES BARRETT D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled82

DOVER

Ohio

CHARLES BONNER MD, MS, CRP

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled81

RICHMOND

Virginia

DEANA SMART P.A.

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled80

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

KAMAL AJAM M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled79

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

LEONARD KAMEN D.O.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled79

ELKINS PARK

Pennsylvania

CHERYL GOYNE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled79

ALABASTER

Alabama

MICHAEL FREY MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled77

FORT MYERS

Florida

HARY AILINANI MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled75

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

NITI THAKUR MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled74

EAST LANSING

Michigan

SANDHYA THOMAS-MONTILUS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled74

LUMBERTON

North Carolina

GREGORY APRILLIANO CRNA, APRN

Nurse Anesthetist, Certified Registered

Claims Filled73

SOMERSWORTH

New Hampshire

GROVER BERRYHILL PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled73

BENSON

North Carolina

BONNIE DUGAN ANPC

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled72

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

JONATHAN DAITCH MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled72

FORT MYERS

Florida

JOAN PRIDDY-SOUTHERN NP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled72

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

ELIZABETH HYLA ANP.C

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled71

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

KEVIN FITZGERALD MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled71

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

SRIDHAR PINNAMANENI MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled71

LEESBURG

Florida

LAI KUANG M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled71

POTSDAM

New York

AYNI SHARIF PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled70

RICHMOND

Virginia

MARK SCHEUTZOW MD, PHD, MHA

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled70

WINSTON-SALEM

North Carolina

MARK WORKMAN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled70

WICHITA FALLS

Texas

DONNA KING PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled70

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

ANNETTE GRAHAM N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled68

RICHMOND

Virginia