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DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

8.47M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 37 of 3362

$205M
Retail Cost

Rank: 131 of 3362

1,326,113
Patients

Rank: 62 of 3362

228,097
Prescribers

Rank: 89 of 3362

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37%

of people say

it's worth it

11%

of people say

it worked well

16%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 140,476 817,023 $19.1M
Florida 120,838 681,695 $13.5M
Texas 98,352 567,064 $17.7M
New York 88,662 555,706 $16.2M
Pennsylvania 63,463 436,112 $11.1M
Ohio 58,884 377,381 $10.8M
Illinois 51,899 331,972 $8.2M
North Carolina 45,201 297,948 $5.78M
Georgia 40,623 281,984 $5.94M
Michigan 46,886 259,748 $6.61M
New Jersey 39,297 229,897 $6.08M
Tennessee 34,969 228,839 $4.95M
Indiana 31,952 207,618 $5.36M
Missouri 29,792 202,269 $4.19M
Massachusetts 26,780 176,958 $4.93M
Virginia 27,062 168,715 $4.22M
Alabama 27,211 165,551 $4.11M
Kentucky 24,322 158,722 $4.25M
Wisconsin 22,923 157,347 $3.63M
South Carolina 21,664 135,942 $3.57M
Louisiana 21,310 134,589 $3.47M
Arizona 23,739 128,382 $3.46M
Mississippi 17,141 120,736 $2.67M
Washington 18,745 114,633 $2.46M
Minnesota 17,898 113,352 $2.16M
Iowa 13,286 99,852 $1.44M
Arkansas 14,506 98,952 $2.01M
Connecticut 14,912 95,655 $2.53M
Oklahoma 15,731 95,058 $2.53M
Maryland 16,943 94,350 $2.44M
Kansas 13,087 90,917 $1.76M
Oregon 13,163 78,859 $1.68M
Colorado 13,089 75,090 $1.83M
West Virginia 10,196 63,795 $1.63M
Nebraska 7,515 55,695 $902K
Nevada 8,638 46,572 $886K
Rhode Island 5,169 37,575 $1.03M
New Mexico 6,555 35,073 $1.38M
Maine 5,216 31,386 $761K
Utah 5,928 31,240 $613K
Hawaii 5,239 27,700 $854K
New Hampshire 4,307 26,673 $652K
South Dakota 3,440 26,228 $513K
North Dakota 3,508 25,003 $364K
Idaho 4,211 24,936 $823K
Montana 2,660 16,983 $272K
Delaware 3,412 16,831 $481K
Vermont 2,257 13,655 $276K
District of Columbia 1,860 9,955 $229K
Wyoming 1,412 9,147 $192K
Alaska 687 7,830 $120K
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 DONEPEZIL HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled5,987

TUCKER

Georgia

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled4,285

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,590

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

MIGUEL STUBBS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,064

SMYRNA

Georgia

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled3,010

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

ALIUSKA ALVAREZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled2,857

MIAMI

Florida

TSILYA BASS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,703

LOS ANGELES

California

JOSE DIAZ PIMENTEL MD

Claims Filled2,676

MIRAMAR

Florida

HECTOR SANCHEZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,607

CORAL GABLES

Florida

TODD FULCHER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,553

BRANDON

Mississippi

JOHN WAGNER M.D., C.M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled2,378

CULLMAN

Alabama

TIMOTHY ESTES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled2,335

JACKSON

Mississippi

NIVEA RIBAS M D

Neurology

Claims Filled2,301

MIAMI LAKES

Florida

JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,242

LOS ANGELES

California

LAURA DE BIEN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,189

MIAMI

Florida

HERIBERTO ACOSTA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled2,185

HATO RYE

Puerto Rico

MARY KAREN PENA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled2,161

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,126

TONGANOXIE

Kansas

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,001

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

PEDRO MELCHOR MD

Mental Health Counselor

Claims Filled1,993

MIAMI

Florida

RANJAN DUARA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,980

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

AMARILIS CORCHADO PEREZ MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,978

ISABELA

Puerto Rico

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,972

LORAIN

Ohio

LAILA HIRJEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,912

DALLAS

Texas

ENRIQUE WULFF MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,905

MIAMI

Florida