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NUCYNTA ER

TAPENTADOL HCL

Important Information About This Drug

Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

As many as one quarter of those receiving these drugs over a long period of time in a primary care setting struggle with addiction.

Read more about the appropriate use of these drugs and speak to your doctor about their risks.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

63.1K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 772 of 3362

$22M
Retail Cost

Rank: 623 of 3362

14,201
Patients

Rank: 834 of 3362

9,101
Prescribers

Rank: 842 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1,676

2011

26.8K

2012

52K

2013

63.2K

2014

76.9K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$480K

2011

$7.99M

2012

$16.9M

2013

$22M

2014

$36.7M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$107

2011

$171

2012

$231

2013

$281

2014

$337

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
Florida 1,454 6,170 $2.18M
California 1,127 4,945 $1.81M
North Carolina 1,174 4,791 $1.69M
Pennsylvania 808 4,081 $1.2M
New York 901 3,768 $1.24M
Texas 761 3,235 $1.22M
Georgia 770 3,143 $1.16M
Ohio 575 2,712 $916K
Alabama 583 2,609 $959K
Indiana 533 2,112 $773K
New Jersey 468 1,880 $548K
South Carolina 457 1,615 $552K
Tennessee 417 1,595 $539K
Missouri 344 1,591 $581K
Virginia 393 1,553 $541K
Illinois 339 1,481 $514K
Arkansas 271 1,097 $374K
Michigan 264 1,052 $397K
Arizona 231 1,030 $367K
Colorado 222 1,027 $401K
Maryland 241 984 $339K
Washington 160 889 $285K
Kentucky 175 808 $285K
Wisconsin 174 756 $277K
Oklahoma 197 742 $270K
Connecticut 167 726 $236K
Mississippi 164 712 $261K
Massachusetts 126 668 $252K
Kansas 143 607 $221K
Utah 133 567 $199K
Nebraska 91 465 $145K
Louisiana 101 447 $151K
Nevada 107 361 $142K
Delaware 60 350 $130K
Iowa 60 339 $97.8K
Oregon 70 287 $97.5K
New Hampshire 51 262 $97.9K
Minnesota 44 210 $69.8K
West Virginia 55 208 $80.3K
Maine 46 204 $73.8K
South Dakota 35 183 $55.3K
Idaho 44 167 $59.3K
North Dakota 17 110 $20.9K
New Mexico 34 104 $37.7K
Hawaii 12 103 $37.7K
Montana 14 75 $18.3K
Rhode Island 11 75 $18.8K
Vermont 68 $29.2K
Wyoming 15 57 $24.2K
Alaska 48 $12.7K
District of Columbia 22 $8,167
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for NUCYNTA ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
KEVIN COYLE MB BCH BAO LRCPSI

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled577

BRUNSWICK

Georgia

WILLEM NEL

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled339

TAMPA

Florida

PATRICK KARL D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled277

JESUP

Georgia

OFELIA BALAGTAS-BALMASEDA M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled241

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

GLEN IMLAY M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled234

PROCTORVILLE

Ohio

HOWARD COHEN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled224

DALLAS

Texas

DENISE WEACHTER MSN CRNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled207

LANCASTER

Pennsylvania

THOMAS RUNYAN MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled186

BRUNSWICK

Georgia

KAMAL KABAKIBOU M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled172

ATLANTA

Georgia

REBECCA HOLDREN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled169

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

JAMES RHO M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled165

RANCHO CUCAMONGA

California

ANDREW KOWAL MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled163

BURLINGTON

Massachusetts

STEVEN KARO PAC

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled159

SAINT CROIX FALLS

Wisconsin

KAI-LIEH CHEN M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled158

VISALIA

California

JESUS LAO MD

Specialist

Claims Filled156

LANCASTER

California

MICHAEL FREY MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled153

FORT MYERS

Florida

CARMEN MAYO PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled144

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

HARY AILINANI MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled142

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

BARBARA BARNETT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled137

HOUSTON

Texas

MARK MURPHY M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled121

DECATUR

Alabama

ANNE-MARIE COSIJNS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled119

SCOTTSDALE

Arizona

MICHAEL KENDRICK MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled117

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

DANIEL ROTH DO, MBA, MS

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled117

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

MARK WORKMAN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled115

WICHITA FALLS

Texas

LITA BUDIAMAL MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled114

DAYTON

Ohio