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DONEPEZIL HCL ODT

DONEPEZIL HCL

Aricept (Donepezil) is an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. Researchers don't know exactly how it helps treat Alzheimer's disease, but it prevents acetylcholine, a chemical in the brain, from being broken down too quickly. Acetylcholine is important in transmitting signals through nerves, a process that breaks down in Alzheimer's. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Donepezil

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

70.5K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 744 of 3362

$3.37M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1107 of 3362

15,097
Patients

Rank: 820 of 3362

12,216
Prescribers

Rank: 759 of 3362

More info on related drug Donepezil »

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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

50.8K

2011

55.7K

2012

64.1K

2013

70.5K

2014

68K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$6.99M

2011

$4.81M

2012

$4.11M

2013

$3.37M

2014

$2.62M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$110

2011

$61

2012

$50

2013

$46

2014

$41

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 1,619 7,709 $454K
New York 1,235 6,343 $382K
Florida 1,412 5,718 $241K
North Carolina 922 5,661 $196K
Texas 1,180 4,440 $233K
Pennsylvania 718 3,343 $171K
Illinois 647 2,827 $112K
Ohio 642 2,676 $106K
New Jersey 494 2,314 $112K
Tennessee 422 2,188 $87.3K
Georgia 484 2,156 $99.4K
Virginia 391 1,751 $61.5K
Michigan 478 1,668 $73.9K
Indiana 330 1,543 $58.8K
Mississippi 194 1,533 $61.7K
Missouri 293 1,497 $69.8K
South Carolina 270 1,471 $69K
Oregon 221 1,164 $69.1K
Wisconsin 204 962 $43.3K
Massachusetts 220 933 $66K
Alabama 209 930 $43.9K
Washington 197 923 $50K
Arkansas 165 869 $46.9K
Maryland 203 821 $36.4K
Kentucky 170 814 $30.4K
Hawaii 109 695 $41.2K
Connecticut 149 609 $33.6K
Arizona 169 600 $25.4K
Kansas 118 586 $22.6K
Louisiana 126 562 $27K
Iowa 87 500 $16.6K
Minnesota 111 464 $16.8K
Colorado 117 438 $19.8K
Oklahoma 102 402 $21.8K
Rhode Island 61 392 $17.2K
Maine 76 347 $23.8K
West Virginia 83 333 $16.5K
Nevada 63 228 $15.2K
District of Columbia 46 197 $13.1K
Utah 48 192 $7,824
New Mexico 60 174 $13.6K
New Hampshire 37 160 $8,194
Nebraska 42 159 $6,422
Delaware 35 118 $6,270
Vermont 28 94 $6,266
North Dakota 21 87 $1,900
Alaska 86 $501
Idaho 21 78 $4,847
Montana 13 69 $1,984
Wyoming 54 $1,770
South Dakota 13 49 $1,951
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 ODT

Provider Medicare Claims City State
BING LIU MD

Neurology

Claims Filled281

CONCORD

North Carolina

BENEDICTO GALINDO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled269

WAIPAHU

Hawaii

JOHN CORDER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled217

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

PIYUSH PATEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled189

COLUMBUS

Georgia

JAMES WARRINGTON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled161

CLEVELAND

Mississippi

TIMOTHY ESTES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled147

JACKSON

Mississippi

KENNETH DODGE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled136

FRANKLIN

Tennessee

ANDREW SPERLIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled127

PORTLAND

Oregon

HALFORD MEYER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled118

COLUMBIA

South Carolina

LAKSHMAN RAO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled111

ERWIN

North Carolina

SAMVEL HMAYAKYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled104

GLENDALE

California

ROBERT PERKINS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled99

SHELBY

North Carolina

TED CLONTZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled99

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

CARLOS QUINTANA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled99

SAN FRANCISCO

California

MOHAMMUD ALAM M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled98

AMITYVILLE

New York

RAJARAJESWARI MAJETY MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled88

CROWN POINT

Indiana

GAYANI DASANAYAKA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled87

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

ALBERT RIDDLE MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled85

HAWORTH

New Jersey

THOMAS BLANKS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled85

GULFPORT

Mississippi

LOUIS PARK M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled78

LOS ANGELES

California

DANIEL WHITE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled75

PETALUMA

California

TONI WILLIAMS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled74

CARBONDALE

Illinois

JOSEPH ALLEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled74

BOWLING GREEN

Kentucky

THIHALOLIPAVAN SAYALOLIPAVAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled74

GETZVILLE

New York

DENNIS PARTEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled72

MONETTE

Arkansas