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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
DAN WATERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,504

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

THOMAS VAN DEN DRIESSCHE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,498

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

ROBERT CONNER DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,476

DES MOINES

Iowa

DANA NASH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,472

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

MILES JOHNSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,455

SMYRNA

Georgia

DAVID SAMARA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,454

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

JEFFREY AMIDON D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,454

ROME

New York

PIYUSH PATEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,450

COLUMBUS

Georgia

ELEANOR LAVRETSKY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,446

BEVERLY HILLS

California

IQBAL AMIN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,441

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

GEORGE PURSLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,437

AUGUSTA

Georgia

MEENAKSHI PATEL MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,434

CENTERVILLE

Ohio

LOWELL CLARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,426

BUSHNELL

Florida

CHARLES DAVIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,409

OVERLAND PARK

Kansas

HAO HUANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,404

CRANSTON

Rhode Island

AJAY ANAND M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,402

WESTON

Massachusetts

DREW COOPER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,401

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

JOSEPH PEYTON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,399

MAUMEE

Ohio

LAURENCE PETTY M.D.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled1,386

PLANT CITY

Florida

BELA AJTAI MD, PHD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,383

AMHERST

New York

SUSAN DOWNEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,371

FRESNO

California

ROBERT PRZYBELSKI MD MS

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,361

MADISON

Wisconsin

JAMES CHUDLEIGH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,356

VOLENTE

Texas

ASHA PRITPAL SIDHU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,346

FRESNO

California

ALEXIS DUPREY COLON MD

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine OMM

Claims Filled1,337

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico