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AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

4.15M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 82 of 3362

$49.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 405 of 3362

805,092
Patients

Rank: 105 of 3362

263,037
Prescribers

Rank: 71 of 3362

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 61,884 301,454 $3.7M
Texas 56,301 262,070 $3.01M
Florida 50,273 229,270 $2.62M
New York 37,135 180,578 $2.25M
Pennsylvania 33,888 178,091 $2.16M
North Carolina 33,487 176,428 $2.11M
Ohio 34,081 169,099 $1.89M
Illinois 29,847 147,751 $1.64M
Georgia 27,592 146,364 $1.6M
Tennessee 26,466 138,118 $1.64M
Missouri 24,639 133,670 $1.6M
Michigan 28,132 124,701 $1.62M
Kentucky 21,849 120,487 $1.47M
Alabama 20,510 109,084 $1.28M
Louisiana 19,772 105,700 $1.21M
Massachusetts 18,977 99,557 $1.09M
Indiana 20,124 97,963 $1.13M
Virginia 19,491 95,277 $1.19M
South Carolina 17,587 86,759 $951K
Wisconsin 15,696 77,681 $1.05M
Arkansas 13,318 76,706 $877K
Mississippi 13,816 76,207 $837K
Washington 15,202 73,137 $1.03M
Arizona 15,446 70,677 $805K
Minnesota 13,972 63,169 $927K
Oregon 12,340 62,941 $836K
Oklahoma 12,223 61,457 $823K
Iowa 10,454 58,266 $747K
New Jersey 12,229 55,865 $713K
Colorado 11,269 50,690 $620K
Kansas 9,554 50,046 $576K
West Virginia 7,804 42,583 $506K
Maryland 8,933 36,910 $502K
Connecticut 6,967 34,704 $411K
Maine 6,948 32,170 $451K
Nebraska 5,454 29,881 $355K
Utah 5,386 24,816 $343K
Nevada 5,201 23,984 $268K
Idaho 4,622 22,664 $309K
New Mexico 5,212 22,059 $259K
Rhode Island 3,571 20,881 $202K
New Hampshire 4,403 20,801 $242K
Montana 2,834 14,800 $197K
South Dakota 2,677 14,182 $182K
North Dakota 2,397 11,982 $168K
Vermont 2,277 10,594 $157K
Delaware 1,777 7,179 $98.7K
Wyoming 1,264 6,134 $85.2K
District of Columbia 1,362 5,595 $59.6K
Hawaii 1,211 5,470 $65.3K
Alaska 847 4,805 $59.6K
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 AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ROBERT BAKER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SPARTA

Tennessee

JOHN HEINTZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

COLUMBUS

Ohio

BRUCE AKUNA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

JOPLIN

Missouri

ROBERT PALGUTA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BEAVER FALLS

Pennsylvania

MARK SCHAAR MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

DEWITT

Michigan

EDWARD WEIPPERT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WICHITA

Kansas

GLORIA DIENERT FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

SAN ANGELO

Texas

JOHN ADAMS M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled50

GERMANTOWN

Tennessee

GERMAN GARCIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

DALTON

Georgia

MICHAEL LEVIN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled50

MEQUON

Wisconsin

REID HOLTZCLAW

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PORT ORCHARD

Washington

PHILIP ROSENBLUM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

THORNTON

Colorado

ROBERT KELLER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

FORT WORTH

Texas

JOSEPH TURNIPSEED M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

AJAY CHAWLA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SHELBY

Ohio

GREG EDENS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

EASLEY

South Carolina

LISA SCHALLEY M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled50

OMAHA

Nebraska

RANDALL OLIVER M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

KEVIN ZAKRZEWSKI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ABINGTON

Pennsylvania

ISAAC BESHAY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

COSTA MESA

California

PADMINI HERATH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HAGERSTOWN

Maryland

THOMAS RUMBLE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

DUBLIN

Georgia

UMESH GOLANI MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

FREDERICK PATTERSON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled50

NEWPORT NEWS

Virginia

DAVID JAMESON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

TYLERTOWN

Mississippi