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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

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

7.16M

2011

7.67M

2012

8.3M

2013

8.47M

2014

8.57M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$884M

2011

$288M

2012

$240M

2013

$205M

2014

$178M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$138

2011

$60

2012

$54

2013

$53

2014

$46

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 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
JAMES JEWELL MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,333

ROCK HILL

South Carolina

WILLIAM HOVLAND MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,327

NORFOLK

Virginia

KEITH TOBIN D.O.

Claims Filled1,326

LIVONIA

Michigan

KYUNG HAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,319

LOS ANGELES

California

VINCENT DILELLA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,306

DUNEDIN

Florida

MOHAMMAD BOLOURI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,305

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

SIEGFRIED KREIS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,303

ROSEBUD

Texas

JERRY STRINGFELLOW MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,303

TEXARKANA

Texas

SAMVEL HMAYAKYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,279

GLENDALE

California

JOHN POTOMSKI DO CMA

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,271

MELBOURNE

Florida

RADU CIUBUC MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,270

EL PASO

Texas

CHARLES MAXVILL DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,268

EULESS

Texas

CHAEWON SONG MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,261

GARDEN GROVE

California

ERIC BARNES D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,259

COLUMBIA

Missouri

DAVID VANN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,256

NEWNAN

Georgia

HAITHAM AZEM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,254

BEDFORD

Ohio

HATTIE HENDERSON M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,253

HOUSTON

Texas

RONALD SCHWARTZ MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,252

HATTIESBURG

Mississippi

DONALD QUINN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,252

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

KHOREN HEKIMIAN DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,251

TROUP

Texas

KOMAL CHANDAN M.D

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled1,244

NIAGARA FALLS

New York

R BRYANT MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,235

WICHITA

Kansas

JOHN CAMPBELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,224

KENTWOOD

Michigan

SHAWN KILE M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,223

SACRAMENTO

California

JOAQUIN MENDEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,219

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida