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CARBAMAZEPINE

Tegretol (Carbamazepine) is an antiepileptic. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but it seems to block certain kinds of nerve activity to reduce seizures and pain. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Tegretol

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

7,361
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1406 of 3395

$2.03M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1463 of 3395

1,119
Patients

Rank: 1675 of 3395

872
Prescribers

Rank: 1720 of 3395

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56%

of people say

it's worth it

43%

of people say

it worked well

23%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Lamictal Topamax Neurontin

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

6,879

2011

7,238

2012

6,725

2013

6,976

2014

7,361

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.2M

2011

$1.29M

2012

$1.29M

2013

$1.75M

2014

$2.03M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$342

2011

$406

2012

$376

2013

$417

2014

$447

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 227 1,211 $339K
North Carolina 150 932 $251K
Missouri 127 827 $214K
Florida 121 735 $195K
New York 90 718 $198K
Ohio 102 553 $128K
Michigan 73 490 $128K
Pennsylvania 35 353 $96.9K
New Jersey 29 243 $65.1K
Maryland 23 135 $56K
California 15 112 $41.3K
Virginia 15 95 $29.2K
Tennessee 12 92 $25.2K
Washington 91 $23.4K
Massachusetts 82 $25.4K
Illinois 13 71 $33.6K
Kentucky 68 $15.3K
Alabama 11 60 $20K
Arizona 52 $7,713
Arkansas 48 $12.7K
Wisconsin 46 $9,285
South Carolina 41 $11.6K
Connecticut 41 $11.8K
Indiana 38 $19.2K
Louisiana 35 $13.4K
Georgia 29 $7,838
Minnesota 27 $9,028
Oregon 24 $5,366
Iowa 20 $3,576
West Virginia 19 $7,579
Kansas 13 $3,235
District of Columbia 12 $3,514
Oklahoma 12 $2,483
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

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