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LITHOBID

LITHIUM CARBONATE

Researchers don't know exactly how Lithobid (Lithium) works, but it seems to affect chemicals in the brain that regulate mood. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Lithium

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

4,004
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1504 of 3362

$1.3M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1301 of 3362

632
Patients

Rank: 1589 of 3362

751
Prescribers

Rank: 1560 of 3362

More info on related drug Lithium »

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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

6,404

2011

5,673

2012

4,894

2013

4,004

2014

3,406

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.26M

2011

$1.27M

2012

$1.24M

2013

$1.3M

2014

$1.61M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$346

2011

$366

2012

$413

2013

$535

2014

$627

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 130 615 $205K
New York 47 367 $120K
New Jersey 37 231 $76.5K
Texas 35 208 $71.1K
Pennsylvania 35 199 $72.2K
Ohio 22 164 $44.9K
Wisconsin 18 150 $56.3K
Florida 28 146 $53K
Massachusetts 26 143 $50.9K
Minnesota 20 141 $45K
Michigan 18 139 $41.4K
North Carolina 23 131 $41.3K
Virginia 17 102 $31.7K
Iowa 82 $24.3K
South Carolina 74 $25.1K
Missouri 72 $24.6K
Tennessee 14 69 $25.3K
Georgia 68 $23.8K
Illinois 68 $23.4K
Indiana 62 $25.1K
Oregon 12 60 $22.1K
New Hampshire 59 $8,119
Washington 12 55 $20.2K
Maryland 52 $19.4K
Colorado 48 $10.9K
Kansas 42 $9,428
Connecticut 40 $9,818
Alabama 40 $8,825
Vermont 33 $10.4K
Arkansas 33 $10.2K
Kentucky 33 $8,783
Maine 32 $15.1K
New Mexico 30 $13.1K
Arizona 28 $9,339
West Virginia 25 $4,769
Utah 22 $7,530
Louisiana 18 $3,030
Rhode Island 16 $3,797
Delaware 14 $4,580
District of Columbia 14 $4,430
Hawaii 14 $4,164
Oklahoma 14 $2,637
Idaho 12 $4,205
Mississippi 12 $1,741
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 LITHOBID

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOSHUA COLE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

PORTSMOUTH

New Hampshire