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DILANTIN

PHENYTOIN

Dilantin (Phenytoin) is an antiepileptic medication. It prevents seizures by stabilizing brain cells and lowering abnormal communication within the brain. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

43K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 873 of 3362

$2.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1197 of 3362

6,454
Patients

Rank: 1039 of 3362

6,284
Prescribers

Rank: 962 of 3362

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it worked well

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

217K

2011

205K

2012

81.7K

2013

43K

2014

30.7K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$9.78M

2011

$10.1M

2012

$3.56M

2013

$2.2M

2014

$1.82M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$120

2011

$132

2012

$108

2013

$138

2014

$152

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
New York 436 2,991 $159K
North Carolina 349 2,851 $144K
California 475 2,258 $134K
Pennsylvania 344 2,224 $98K
Ohio 328 2,160 $128K
Texas 278 1,867 $123K
Illinois 290 1,677 $73.6K
Massachusetts 249 1,614 $101K
Florida 253 1,503 $86K
Indiana 186 1,351 $64.6K
Michigan 220 1,267 $61.1K
Missouri 172 1,201 $57.9K
Georgia 163 1,168 $48.6K
Tennessee 186 1,141 $64.8K
Iowa 137 1,131 $51.2K
Virginia 160 1,115 $53.7K
Arkansas 149 1,068 $54.7K
Minnesota 172 1,041 $55.6K
Wisconsin 155 984 $57.4K
Kentucky 136 943 $42.1K
Connecticut 120 866 $48.4K
Louisiana 107 747 $31.6K
New Jersey 122 677 $38.7K
Washington 98 605 $33.4K
Alabama 100 593 $25.2K
Nebraska 71 542 $21K
South Carolina 74 536 $19.9K
Oklahoma 85 468 $23.6K
Kansas 62 451 $13.4K
Arizona 77 446 $24.4K
Maryland 86 434 $29.9K
Mississippi 69 429 $20.1K
Utah 55 360 $22.3K
West Virginia 52 315 $15.7K
Colorado 46 299 $17.1K
Oregon 42 290 $16.3K
New Mexico 43 248 $12.3K
South Dakota 35 246 $8,643
Rhode Island 26 226 $15.6K
North Dakota 27 196 $5,269
New Hampshire 29 175 $12.3K
Maine 26 156 $8,512
Montana 22 143 $9,091
Idaho 24 124 $5,897
District of Columbia 124 $3,231
Alaska 13 102 $3,694
Hawaii 14 98 $4,591
Nevada 12 62 $4,188
Delaware 49 $4,199
Vermont 12 45 $5,047
Wyoming 29 $1,125
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 DILANTIN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
VICTOR BITON M.D.

Clinical Neurophysiology

Claims Filled301

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

JOHN TOWBIN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled128

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

CECILIA CHUKWU M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled106

WASHINGTON

District of Columbia

JOHN HEFFRON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled106

GLENWOOD

Iowa

REBEKKA TARATUTA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled104

HATHORNE

Massachusetts

WILLIS COURTNEY MD

Neurology

Claims Filled84

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

EVAN SANDOK MD

Neurology

Claims Filled84

MARSHFIELD

Wisconsin

ANDREW BECKER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled71

WASHINGTON

District of Columbia

REBECCA MCKOWN M,D,

General Practice

Claims Filled64

AUSTIN

Texas

ROBERT BARNABEI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled64

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

MARY KAREN PENA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled64

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

MICHAEL LAWRENCE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled63

SNOW HILL

North Carolina

KATHY ENGLAND N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled59

ROCHESTER

New York

JOSEPH KNAPIK MD

Neurology

Claims Filled57

ENID

Oklahoma

MARIA PARAGUYA M.D.

Pediatrics

Claims Filled56

FAIRFAX

Virginia

DONALD HARRIS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled55

COLUMBUS

Indiana

JOSEPH COOK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

AMERICAN FORK

Utah

JOHN HOGG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

NATCHITOCHES

Louisiana

PETER GRECO MD

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled51

WATERBURY

Connecticut

MOHAMMED ALAM M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled51

COMMACK

New York

WASEEM AHMAD MD

Neurology

Claims Filled51

MOLINE

Illinois

STEVEN HONEBRINK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAINT CLOUD

Minnesota