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CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER

CARBIDOPA/LEVODOPA

Used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

557K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 324 of 3362

$31.8M
Retail Cost

Rank: 502 of 3362

98,608
Patients

Rank: 422 of 3362

47,137
Prescribers

Rank: 417 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

513K

2011

516K

2012

541K

2013

557K

2014

557K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$35.6M

2011

$33.6M

2012

$34.8M

2013

$31.8M

2014

$35.5M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$103

2011

$100

2012

$93

2013

$99

2014

$104

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 11,534 57,808 $3.84M
New York 7,266 40,280 $1.99M
Texas 6,821 35,446 $2.16M
Pennsylvania 5,409 32,805 $1.68M
Florida 6,230 30,063 $1.72M
Ohio 4,258 23,270 $1.46M
Illinois 3,396 19,030 $1.01M
North Carolina 3,100 18,003 $924K
Michigan 3,072 15,256 $958K
Washington 2,718 14,877 $937K
Missouri 2,508 14,696 $817K
Wisconsin 2,308 14,396 $819K
Minnesota 2,316 13,208 $894K
Georgia 2,063 11,906 $558K
Indiana 2,173 11,810 $730K
Tennessee 2,116 11,783 $646K
Arizona 2,451 11,726 $726K
Massachusetts 2,023 11,329 $560K
Oregon 1,884 10,816 $612K
New Jersey 2,028 10,567 $598K
Colorado 1,979 10,306 $618K
Virginia 1,785 9,554 $580K
Kansas 1,394 8,966 $480K
Iowa 1,235 8,103 $434K
Kentucky 1,419 7,947 $448K
Louisiana 1,314 7,519 $476K
Alabama 1,342 6,975 $319K
South Carolina 1,321 6,923 $315K
Oklahoma 1,276 6,863 $421K
Nebraska 906 6,563 $376K
Arkansas 1,053 6,305 $323K
Maryland 1,196 5,615 $307K
Connecticut 881 4,803 $247K
Utah 902 4,799 $332K
Mississippi 699 4,271 $202K
Nevada 723 3,645 $240K
West Virginia 645 3,398 $197K
South Dakota 452 3,129 $164K
North Dakota 532 3,061 $180K
New Mexico 621 2,988 $194K
Idaho 533 2,853 $168K
New Hampshire 494 2,765 $145K
Maine 514 2,710 $173K
Montana 269 1,647 $93.2K
Hawaii 292 1,582 $104K
Vermont 280 1,423 $79.6K
Delaware 244 1,149 $63.1K
Rhode Island 179 1,087 $47.4K
Alaska 116 1,029 $34.1K
District of Columbia 207 925 $46.9K
Wyoming 103 650 $29.8K
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 CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DARIO NARRO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,245

WESLACO

Texas

ROBERT IZOR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled903

AUSTIN

Texas

ENRICO FAZZINI DO

Neurology

Claims Filled831

FOREST HILLS

New York

RAJESH PAHWA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled822

KANSAS CITY

Kansas

LAWRENCE ELMER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled792

TOLEDO

Ohio

NICKLESH THAKUR D.O.

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled786

SACRAMENTO

California

PAUL NAUSIEDA MD

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine OMM

Claims Filled750

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

MARTHA NANCE

Neurology

Claims Filled706

ST LOUIS PARK

Minnesota

LEWISTON BIRKMANN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled687

LINCOLN

Nebraska

RICARDO PLASENCIA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled681

MIAMI

Florida

KAREN BLINDAUER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled649

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

GEORGE PLOTKIN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled610

TYLER

Texas

KEVIN KLOS MD

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled568

TULSA

Oklahoma

ANGELA HARDWICK M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled566

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

SUSAN BASER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled562

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

NARENDRA DHADUK MD MPH FAAN

Neurology

Claims Filled541

LEBANON

Pennsylvania

JOHN ROBERTS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled529

SEATTLE

Washington

NICHOLAS SZUMSKI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled524

BEVERLY HILLS

California

SOTIRIOS PARASHOS M.D., PH.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled518

EDINA

Minnesota

PINKY AGARWAL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled499

KIRKLAND

Washington

MARY SCOTT NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled487

TOLEDO

Ohio

NENGCHUN HUANG M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled480

LOS GATOS

California

JOSE DIAZ PIMENTEL MD

Claims Filled476

MIRAMAR

Florida

BURTON SCOTT MD

Neurology

Claims Filled475

DURHAM

North Carolina

CHAU CHIEN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled466

SAN FRANCISCO

California