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LEVETIRACETAM

Keppra (Levetiracetam) is an antiepileptic medication. It prevents seizures by helping regulate neurotransmitters in the brain. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

78.3K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 727 of 3395

$85.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 304 of 3395

9,398
Patients

Rank: 955 of 3395

7,443
Prescribers

Rank: 913 of 3395

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33%

of people say

it's worth it

81%

of people say

it worked well

33%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

118K

2011

97.1K

2012

92.1K

2013

84.4K

2014

78.3K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$75.3M

2011

$75M

2012

$79.3M

2013

$82.4M

2014

$85.2M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$686

2011

$730

2012

$738

2013

$759

2014

$828

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 951 7,819 $8.09M
California 766 5,638 $6.69M
Texas 668 4,796 $5.66M
Pennsylvania 481 3,951 $4.23M
Florida 553 3,878 $4.31M
Ohio 456 3,742 $4.22M
North Carolina 401 3,249 $3.33M
Massachusetts 335 2,831 $3.19M
Michigan 364 2,744 $3.27M
New Jersey 353 2,452 $2.31M
Illinois 278 2,221 $2.4M
Indiana 255 2,109 $2.09M
Georgia 250 2,049 $2.19M
Wisconsin 234 2,038 $2.67M
Tennessee 239 1,810 $2.12M
Virginia 205 1,742 $2.03M
Minnesota 188 1,621 $1.97M
South Carolina 179 1,460 $1.57M
Louisiana 160 1,412 $1.38M
Missouri 153 1,366 $1.54M
Kentucky 150 1,307 $1.35M
Iowa 107 1,063 $973K
Connecticut 131 1,009 $940K
Arizona 133 971 $1.08M
Alabama 113 938 $1.08M
Maryland 136 893 $1.12M
Colorado 159 891 $1.23M
Washington 104 791 $953K
Arkansas 83 725 $742K
Nebraska 83 710 $842K
West Virginia 66 633 $624K
Oregon 83 577 $576K
Delaware 61 558 $595K
Kansas 61 553 $561K
Oklahoma 65 545 $543K
Hawaii 99 543 $343K
District of Columbia 38 535 $306K
Idaho 43 436 $387K
North Dakota 40 425 $429K
Mississippi 43 411 $448K
Maine 50 405 $462K
Rhode Island 40 349 $307K
New Hampshire 52 348 $403K
Utah 37 325 $302K
Montana 35 290 $343K
New Mexico 34 229 $321K
South Dakota 22 191 $221K
Wyoming 15 150 $155K
Nevada 26 141 $136K
Vermont 11 87 $78.8K
Alaska 52 $72.5K
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 KEPPRA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ANDREW BECKER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled352

WASHINGTON

District of Columbia

GEORGIA MONTOURIS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled278

BOSTON

Massachusetts

KIMBERLY WILLIAMS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled241

MADISONVILLE

Louisiana

STEVEN MAYNARD M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled231

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

DEBORAH COMBS CANTRELL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled225

LEWISVILLE

Texas

MARIA PARAGUYA M.D.

Pediatrics

Claims Filled217

FAIRFAX

Virginia

LUCRETIA LONG RN, CNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled211

COLUMBUS

Ohio

DAVID FICKER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled201

CINCINNATI

Ohio

KIMBERLY KONIECZKI CRNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled189

ERIE

Pennsylvania

IGNACIO PITA GARCIA M.D.

Clinical Neurophysiology

Claims Filled183

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

MARCELO LANCMAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled165

WHITE PLAINS

New York

JOHN CROOM MD

Neurology

Claims Filled154

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

MANOJ RAGHAVAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled153

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

BLANCA VAZQUEZ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled144

NEW YORK

New York

ANDREW BLUM MD, PHD

Neurology

Claims Filled143

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

JOHN TOWBIN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled139

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

GAIL FROMES NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled136

ANN ARBOR

Michigan

KENNETH MURRAY M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled132

ORCHARD PARK

New York

TINA SHIH M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled132

SAN FRANCISCO

California

MARVIN ROSSI MD PHD

Neurology

Claims Filled129

CHICAGO

Illinois

PHILLIP WHITE M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled128

WEST CHESTER

Ohio

DANIEL LUCIANO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled126

NEW YORK

New York

RONALD FIELDS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled126

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

SANJEEV KUMAR M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled125

LAWRENCE

Kansas

LORI GUYTON M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled125

HERRIN

Illinois