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NUEDEXTA

DEXTROMETHORPHAN HBR/QUINIDINE

Used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA; a condition of sudden, frequent outbursts of crying or laughing that can not be controlled) in people with certain conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease; condition in which the nerves that control muscle movement slowly die, causing the muscles to shrink and weaken) or multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

243K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 488 of 3362

$91.3M
Retail Cost

Rank: 250 of 3362

27,484
Patients

Rank: 680 of 3362

12,548
Prescribers

Rank: 748 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

9,346

2011

53.9K

2012

174K

2013

243K

2014

354K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$3.9M

2011

$26.5M

2012

$61.3M

2013

$91.3M

2014

$138M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$257

2011

$456

2012

$471

2013

$475

2014

$471

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 3,361 31,657 $11.3M
Texas 2,806 23,996 $9.03M
New York 2,293 17,559 $7.32M
Florida 2,122 16,802 $6.68M
Georgia 1,043 12,327 $3.92M
Ohio 1,425 12,243 $4.8M
Tennessee 986 10,693 $3.25M
New Jersey 1,186 9,479 $3.79M
Illinois 1,013 8,931 $3.36M
Pennsylvania 941 8,631 $3.37M
North Carolina 957 8,316 $3.19M
Indiana 844 8,136 $2.96M
Missouri 956 7,639 $3.01M
Alabama 742 6,909 $2.64M
Louisiana 804 6,805 $2.52M
Michigan 676 4,881 $2.13M
Oklahoma 507 4,215 $1.58M
Massachusetts 449 3,959 $1.38M
Kentucky 436 3,847 $1.38M
Connecticut 333 3,156 $1.16M
Wisconsin 349 3,138 $1.26M
South Carolina 315 2,895 $931K
Mississippi 311 2,739 $1.03M
Virginia 277 2,373 $934K
Utah 207 2,323 $670K
Washington 236 2,057 $795K
Kansas 253 1,940 $683K
Arkansas 198 1,915 $569K
Arizona 250 1,857 $853K
Maryland 243 1,666 $715K
Colorado 236 1,553 $607K
Iowa 160 1,384 $489K
Oregon 166 1,030 $487K
Rhode Island 112 813 $302K
Nebraska 99 763 $326K
West Virginia 65 625 $218K
Maine 76 611 $202K
Nevada 92 506 $290K
Minnesota 72 483 $217K
New Hampshire 48 394 $143K
Delaware 44 365 $127K
New Mexico 37 278 $123K
Montana 24 205 $102K
District of Columbia 33 184 $105K
Idaho 19 139 $62K
Wyoming 12 131 $56.1K
Hawaii 21 96 $49.5K
Vermont 11 91 $43.1K
South Dakota 66 $21.2K
North Dakota 57 $33K
Alaska 14 $13.9K
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 NUEDEXTA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,309

TUCKER

Georgia

KHOREN HEKIMIAN DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,400

TROUP

Texas

STEVEN WARREN MD DPA

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,156

BOUNTIFUL

Utah

JOSHUA SHUA-HAIM M.D

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,116

MANCHESTER

New Jersey

MIGUEL STUBBS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,044

SMYRNA

Georgia

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,042

FORT WORTH

Texas

MICHAEL KWIAT MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled942

BEAVER

Pennsylvania

BRUCE PENDLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled623

EAST RIDGE

Tennessee

AKSHAY PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled606

LAKEWOOD

New Jersey

CASILDA BALMACEDA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled575

NEW YORK

New York

DARYL WILEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled560

THOMSON

Georgia

MILES JOHNSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled552

SMYRNA

Georgia

GEORGE DANIAL D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled529

ENCINO

California

DANA NASH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled512

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

JASON KELLOGG M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled508

IRVINE

California

TERESA GUERRERO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled500

HOUSTON

Texas

BUNTEE CO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled498

FEWTUS

Missouri

ADAM SKY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled497

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

IDAN SHARON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled497

BROOKLYN

New York

ROBERT HUNTER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled490

HUBER HEIGHTS

Ohio

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled481

DUBLIN

Georgia

TIMOTHY ROSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled466

VANCOUVER

Washington

VIRGINIA JONES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled463

THOMASTON

Georgia

KENNETH WRITESEL D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled447

WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Ohio

DAVID HENRY MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled437

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana