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RIZATRIPTAN

RIZATRIPTAN BENZOATE

Rizatriptan is used to treat the symptoms of migraine headaches (severe, throbbing headaches that sometimes are accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to sound and light). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

266K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 464 of 3362

$18M
Retail Cost

Rank: 666 of 3362

72,410
Patients

Rank: 474 of 3362

54,828
Prescribers

Rank: 392 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

N/A

2011

N/A

2012

191K

2013

266K

2014

312K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

N/A

2011

N/A

2012

$30.4M

2013

$18M

2014

$12.6M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

N/A

2011

N/A

2012

$77

2013

$60

2014

$55

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 7,160 25,003 $2.02M
Florida 5,018 17,089 $1.13M
New York 3,903 14,804 $961K
Texas 4,351 14,541 $972K
North Carolina 3,527 12,837 $711K
Tennessee 3,376 12,601 $814K
Pennsylvania 3,413 12,525 $1.13M
Ohio 2,892 10,769 $720K
Alabama 2,412 8,435 $530K
Michigan 2,329 8,421 $522K
Missouri 2,007 7,898 $471K
Georgia 2,214 7,832 $570K
Indiana 1,695 6,149 $409K
Washington 1,811 6,119 $343K
Virginia 1,664 6,019 $417K
Kentucky 1,579 5,943 $352K
Illinois 1,648 5,940 $385K
Arizona 1,555 5,725 $292K
Wisconsin 1,460 5,311 $315K
Minnesota 1,405 5,276 $299K
Colorado 1,401 4,905 $337K
South Carolina 1,299 4,687 $277K
Oregon 1,195 4,149 $268K
Arkansas 1,065 3,972 $234K
New Jersey 1,068 3,714 $315K
Oklahoma 1,002 3,347 $239K
Kansas 786 2,973 $231K
Louisiana 894 2,957 $165K
Massachusetts 741 2,819 $186K
Utah 703 2,699 $170K
Iowa 710 2,668 $153K
Maryland 749 2,574 $186K
Connecticut 642 2,504 $157K
Mississippi 684 2,446 $155K
West Virginia 610 2,287 $143K
Maine 524 2,120 $143K
Idaho 527 1,766 $108K
Nebraska 444 1,722 $107K
Nevada 419 1,602 $96K
New Mexico 427 1,470 $98.6K
New Hampshire 390 1,298 $77K
Montana 296 1,137 $52.8K
Hawaii 234 954 $93.4K
Vermont 277 921 $44.9K
South Dakota 187 732 $36.6K
Rhode Island 182 669 $40.4K
North Dakota 200 651 $37.4K
Delaware 184 627 $45.5K
Alaska 153 538 $37.2K
Wyoming 127 433 $23.6K
District of Columbia 59 197 $16K
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 RIZATRIPTAN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SALAH AMER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled204

NORTH MIAMI BCH

Florida

KANDASAMI SENTHILKUMAR M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled191

BEAUMONT

Texas

LANCE KIM D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled179

OCALA

Florida

MANUEL FERNANDEZ-GONZALEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled165

MIAMI

Florida

FAUSTO GONZALEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled152

BRONX

New York

JOSE CASANOVA MD PHD

Neurology

Claims Filled146

CANTON

Ohio

ALFREDO PEREZ CANABAL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled140

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

DAVID COFFEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled132

ONEIDA

Tennessee

ABDULLAH ARSHAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled129

HAYTI

Missouri

LORN MILLER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled127

JASPER

Alabama

RICHARD HAMER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled125

LONGVIEW

Texas

JOHN LEE M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled116

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

KORNEL LUKACS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled115

ALTOONA

Pennsylvania

JULIETTE SAAD MD

Neurology

Claims Filled105

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

ROBERT VOLLBRACHT M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled102

CLEARWATER

Florida

FRANCISCO VAZQUEZ REILLO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled102

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

FAZAL RAHIM M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled99

TALLADEGA

Alabama

LISA TRICKEY PA C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled98

WATERTOWN

New York

JACK SCARIANO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled97

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

CHRISTOPHER LAGANKE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled96

CULLMAN

Alabama

DAREL BUTLER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled95

ALCOA

Tennessee

MARINA KOVALEVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled93

LOS ANGELES

California

CHRISTINE HAGEN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled92

KERNERSVILLE

North Carolina

EDUARDO GALLEGOS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled92

APPLE VALLEY

California

CHRISTOPHER O'CARROLL M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled91

NEWPORT BEACH

California