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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 2015

8.57M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 37 of 3395

$178M
Retail Cost

Rank: 157 of 3395

1,369,284
Patients

Rank: 65 of 3395

232,786
Prescribers

Rank: 91 of 3395

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43%

of people say

it's worth it

19%

of people say

it worked well

14%

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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 142,270 812,410 $15.6M
Florida 126,351 692,595 $12.6M
Texas 102,895 580,840 $15.4M
New York 90,169 551,703 $13.7M
Pennsylvania 64,095 425,553 $9.2M
Ohio 59,815 376,942 $9.66M
Illinois 52,887 333,329 $7.07M
Georgia 43,379 306,112 $4.94M
North Carolina 46,755 296,251 $5.09M
Michigan 48,386 262,537 $6.49M
Tennessee 37,261 237,173 $4.1M
New Jersey 39,877 230,770 $4.81M
Missouri 31,240 211,120 $3.64M
Indiana 33,062 209,274 $4.87M
Massachusetts 26,918 172,899 $4.13M
Virginia 28,447 172,438 $3.89M
Alabama 28,746 169,498 $3.32M
Kentucky 25,599 164,090 $3.68M
Wisconsin 23,258 156,004 $2.98M
South Carolina 23,083 139,570 $2.8M
Louisiana 22,187 137,583 $2.94M
Arizona 24,811 131,336 $3.16M
Mississippi 17,841 122,710 $1.58M
Washington 19,239 115,208 $1.91M
Minnesota 18,277 114,293 $2.49M
Iowa 14,014 101,794 $1.64M
Arkansas 15,132 100,601 $1.48M
Maryland 18,230 97,925 $2.32M
Oklahoma 16,243 96,693 $2.38M
Connecticut 15,602 96,364 $2.37M
Kansas 13,512 91,981 $1.55M
Oregon 13,448 79,282 $1.74M
Colorado 13,419 74,469 $1.67M
West Virginia 10,695 65,418 $1.51M
Nebraska 7,519 55,178 $853K
Nevada 9,590 51,196 $965K
Rhode Island 5,207 35,743 $821K
New Mexico 6,659 34,779 $970K
Utah 6,336 31,625 $465K
Maine 5,030 28,806 $736K
New Hampshire 4,580 27,282 $629K
Idaho 4,621 26,659 $654K
North Dakota 3,578 25,703 $400K
South Dakota 3,521 25,575 $484K
Hawaii 5,068 25,421 $717K
Montana 2,764 17,114 $258K
Delaware 3,486 17,109 $451K
Vermont 2,429 14,536 $241K
District of Columbia 2,059 10,124 $212K
Wyoming 1,420 8,847 $176K
Alaska 656 7,417 $117K
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 DONEPEZIL HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JERRY STRINGFELLOW MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,100

TEXARKANA

Texas

KENNETH BIROS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,093

CANAL FULTON

Ohio

TRACY SHERMAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,091

DE PERE

Wisconsin

RUDDY GUERRA CARDONA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,090

MANATI

Puerto Rico

DONALD VOLLMER M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,087

HENDERSONVILLE

Tennessee

VANESSA FANT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,086

WOODLAWN

Virginia

DAVID WHITT D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,081

CANAL WINCHESTER

Ohio

BELA AJTAI MD, PHD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,079

AMHERST

New York

RAJESH BHATNAGAR M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,079

BRONX

New York

CAISSON HOGUE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,078

SUMMERVILLE

South Carolina

KOMAL CHANDAN M.D

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled1,072

NIAGARA FALLS

New York

BRETT SCHARF DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,071

ALTOONA

Pennsylvania

MELBA SOTOMAYOR M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,071

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

ANNETTE MARTINEZ PADILLA M.D.

Vascular Neurology

Claims Filled1,070

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

JOHN HILL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,069

COMMERCE

Georgia

SUNIL MEHTA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,065

GASTONIA

North Carolina

LUIS GAITAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,059

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

RICHARD HAMER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,049

LONGVIEW

Texas

GARY GURDEN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,047

MUSKEGON

Michigan

ANILKUMAR DONIPARTHI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,046

WAUWATOSA

Wisconsin

JOSEPH JERET MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,046

ROCKVILLE CENTER

New York

KIRK SMITH DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,046

MIDDLETOWN

Ohio

PORFIRIO RODRIGUEZ MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,045

SENTURCE

Puerto Rico

RAM REDDY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,043

ROYSTON

Georgia

PHILIP ATIGRE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,039

TAMPA

Florida