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GLUCOPHAGE XR

METFORMIN HCL

Glucophage (Metformin) is an anti-diabetic drug. It lowers sugar production in your body, decreases sugar absorption in your intestines, and makes your body more sensitive to insulin. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Metformin

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

12.4K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1203 of 3362

$1.71M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1257 of 3362

2,648
Patients

Rank: 1294 of 3362

2,741
Prescribers

Rank: 1235 of 3362

More info on related drug Metformin »

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it's worth it

46%

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

11.7K

2011

12K

2012

12.6K

2013

12.4K

2014

12.2K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.39M

2011

$1.5M

2012

$1.65M

2013

$1.71M

2014

$1.71M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$240

2011

$269

2012

$255

2013

$259

2014

$248

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 415 2,087 $297K
California 233 1,050 $141K
New Jersey 196 827 $145K
Texas 155 741 $102K
Florida 155 654 $88.1K
Pennsylvania 131 628 $81.9K
Ohio 104 486 $67.1K
North Carolina 83 432 $53.7K
Michigan 99 353 $58K
Georgia 65 348 $35.7K
Illinois 79 322 $52.7K
Virginia 64 308 $41.8K
Massachusetts 51 295 $40.3K
Missouri 43 242 $31.6K
Connecticut 65 211 $34.3K
Kentucky 36 204 $24.9K
Maryland 53 200 $27K
Wisconsin 43 198 $29.6K
South Carolina 63 197 $23.7K
Tennessee 40 190 $32.5K
Alabama 36 189 $24.9K
Louisiana 25 160 $16.1K
Oregon 25 143 $18K
Indiana 25 120 $17.1K
Arizona 27 118 $14.1K
Minnesota 29 117 $21.3K
Washington 27 109 $16K
Arkansas 12 98 $10.1K
Maine 23 94 $20.6K
Iowa 15 89 $10.5K
West Virginia 16 81 $8,952
Oklahoma 21 76 $12K
Colorado 19 76 $9,395
New Hampshire 18 75 $10.1K
Hawaii 15 75 $9,843
District of Columbia 11 61 $5,554
Idaho 11 56 $7,197
Delaware 51 $7,864
Rhode Island 43 $6,139
Utah 38 $8,350
Nevada 13 35 $5,479
Kansas 12 34 $4,641
New Mexico 32 $3,732
Mississippi 20 $2,072
Vermont 20 $3,506
Nebraska 19 $1,950
North Dakota 19 $1,079
South Dakota 17 $2,817
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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