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LITHIUM CARBONATE ER

LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat the manic episodes of bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

418K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 380 of 3362

$9.12M
Retail Cost

Rank: 840 of 3362

63,383
Patients

Rank: 497 of 3362

37,952
Prescribers

Rank: 457 of 3362

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45%

of people say

it's worth it

34%

of people say

it worked well

25%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Lamictal Tegretol Topamax

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

264K

2011

377K

2012

404K

2013

418K

2014

429K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$7.43M

2011

$10.4M

2012

$10.6M

2013

$9.12M

2014

$8.57M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$41

2011

$51

2012

$49

2013

$51

2014

$53

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 4,733 30,624 $643K
California 4,895 28,054 $742K
Pennsylvania 3,789 25,565 $538K
Ohio 3,147 21,213 $464K
Texas 3,437 19,248 $441K
Massachusetts 2,771 18,747 $407K
Florida 3,382 17,699 $373K
Wisconsin 2,096 15,556 $343K
Michigan 2,463 15,373 $354K
North Carolina 2,232 13,765 $285K
Washington 1,779 11,928 $263K
Tennessee 1,934 11,835 $231K
Illinois 1,957 11,741 $273K
Minnesota 1,538 10,261 $244K
Arizona 1,679 10,033 $188K
Missouri 1,606 9,854 $207K
New Jersey 1,545 9,515 $201K
Indiana 1,460 9,208 $205K
Virginia 1,447 8,565 $187K
Oregon 1,234 8,337 $186K
Connecticut 1,247 8,150 $172K
Maryland 1,286 7,966 $159K
Colorado 1,181 7,416 $166K
Georgia 1,155 6,315 $137K
Kentucky 986 5,874 $127K
Louisiana 930 5,244 $106K
Maine 755 5,113 $104K
Iowa 616 4,493 $91.2K
South Carolina 724 4,249 $88.8K
Arkansas 709 4,090 $86.1K
Alabama 690 3,848 $79.8K
New Hampshire 481 3,677 $63.6K
Utah 573 3,602 $80.8K
Nebraska 502 3,536 $74K
Kansas 533 3,493 $77.3K
Oklahoma 553 3,387 $75.7K
West Virginia 502 3,141 $63.6K
Mississippi 493 3,032 $60K
Idaho 485 2,937 $63.4K
Rhode Island 417 2,848 $62.1K
Vermont 366 2,662 $60.5K
New Mexico 431 2,400 $54.2K
Nevada 407 2,390 $50.8K
Montana 264 1,681 $35.9K
Alaska 135 1,287 $20.9K
Hawaii 185 1,264 $28.2K
North Dakota 192 1,249 $24.8K
Delaware 187 1,122 $25.6K
South Dakota 143 1,059 $22.3K
Wyoming 135 818 $18.1K
District of Columbia 180 811 $18K
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 LITHIUM CARBONATE ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
STEVEN ORTELL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled654

ELKHORN

Wisconsin

ETHAN KISCH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled450

WARWICK

Rhode Island

ERIC MOFFET MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled378

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

DEBBIE WEAVER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled376

BALTIMORE

Maryland

KAY LEWIS M.D.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled372

HOUSTON

Texas

MICHAEL DEAL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled367

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

SUBHASH PATEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled364

GASTONIA

North Carolina

RAHIM SHAFA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled333

NATICK

Massachusetts

MOHAMMAD HASAN MD

Addiction Psychiatry

Claims Filled316

BECKLEY

West Virginia

SYLVIA LAGDAN ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled305

TACOMA

Washington

FRANK LEONE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled301

DENVER

Colorado

GEETHA DHATREECHARAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled294

CENTREVILLE

Michigan

JAMES GRINDLE PMH NP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled269

BANGOR

Maine

MOHD MALIK M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled262

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

TODD ROSEN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled261

FLINT

Michigan

NEAL FELLOWS D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled251

TRAVERSE CITY

Michigan

OLADELE ADEBOGUN MD. PA.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled241

TEXARKANA

Arkansas

HUSSEIN EL-KHATIB MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled237

S CHARLESTON

West Virginia

ROBERT RAWSKI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled227

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

PAUL MAGUIRE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled216

DOVER

New Hampshire

REMUS NERVEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled210

COLUMBUS

Ohio

NIANSEN LIU M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled210

CLEVELAND

Tennessee

MARK SLAVEN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled206

ONEIDA

New York

CHARLES HODULIK MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled204

MADISON

Wisconsin

LEONARD LADO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled204

BONITA SPRINGS

Florida