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MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

6.11M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 54 of 3395

$97.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 273 of 3395

1,082,638
Patients

Rank: 84 of 3395

246,123
Prescribers

Rank: 86 of 3395

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45%

of people say

it's worth it

39%

of people say

it worked well

26%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

4.45M

2011

4.78M

2012

5.37M

2013

5.72M

2014

6.11M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$75.4M

2011

$78.4M

2012

$85.7M

2013

$86.3M

2014

$97.7M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$45

2011

$43

2012

$37

2013

$39

2014

$39

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 93,703 470,237 $7.83M
New York 76,058 451,525 $7.19M
Florida 86,019 425,509 $6.9M
Pennsylvania 59,069 351,294 $5.65M
Texas 66,407 326,258 $5.23M
Ohio 52,436 287,390 $5.5M
North Carolina 43,380 232,865 $3.45M
Massachusetts 35,211 210,329 $3.65M
Illinois 34,513 195,519 $3.15M
Georgia 30,809 189,565 $2.39M
Tennessee 32,792 184,941 $2.52M
Missouri 28,880 172,944 $2.61M
Michigan 32,904 168,169 $2.86M
New Jersey 28,659 160,464 $2.76M
Wisconsin 23,332 137,791 $2.47M
Indiana 24,711 129,376 $2.41M
Minnesota 21,782 126,004 $2.18M
Alabama 23,344 124,730 $1.74M
Virginia 23,157 119,813 $2.04M
Kentucky 20,954 114,233 $1.76M
Washington 19,280 104,390 $1.72M
Maryland 19,589 103,637 $1.82M
Connecticut 17,272 102,391 $1.89M
South Carolina 18,678 100,686 $1.32M
Louisiana 16,972 88,671 $1.14M
Arizona 15,096 74,059 $1.2M
Iowa 11,796 73,458 $975K
Arkansas 12,945 73,066 $1.09M
Kansas 12,060 70,902 $980K
Oregon 13,167 68,244 $1.18M
Oklahoma 12,466 66,991 $1.01M
Mississippi 10,956 64,286 $721K
Colorado 13,501 61,621 $1.11M
West Virginia 9,299 51,268 $756K
Nebraska 6,589 41,593 $558K
Rhode Island 6,531 39,782 $713K
Maine 6,304 32,786 $524K
New Mexico 6,900 32,073 $545K
New Hampshire 5,174 28,419 $535K
Nevada 4,998 24,178 $334K
North Dakota 3,586 22,690 $274K
South Dakota 3,387 22,678 $311K
Utah 4,146 20,129 $310K
Idaho 3,951 20,063 $293K
Delaware 4,133 19,992 $402K
Hawaii 3,670 17,515 $343K
Montana 2,553 13,788 $205K
Vermont 2,280 12,071 $214K
District of Columbia 2,081 9,346 $146K
Wyoming 1,060 6,003 $84.7K
Alaska 566 4,401 $50.3K
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 »

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Top prescribers for MIRTAZAPINE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled6,230

TUCKER

Georgia

JESUS RIVERO MD

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled4,350

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

BRADLEY WARD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,832

TAYLORSVILLE

Georgia

MIGUEL STUBBS M.D.,P.C.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,688

SMYRNA

Georgia

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,617

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

MARITZA ORTIZ ACOSTA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,572

PONCE

Puerto Rico

BRUCE LEE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,522

CALHOUN

Georgia

GEORGE PURSLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,215

AUGUSTA

Georgia

AJAY ANAND M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,144

WESTON

Massachusetts

EDGAR ORTIZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled2,098

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,095

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

CHRISTOPHER LABONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,081

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,041

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

CYNTHIA PINSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,000

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

ALAN COX MD

General Practice

Claims Filled1,977

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

BRUCE PENDLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,886

EAST RIDGE

Tennessee

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,850

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

JOHN WAGNER M.D., C.M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,844

CULLMAN

Alabama

MARJORIE CARO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,769

MIAMI

Florida

TERESA SALAZAR-CATRON MD

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled1,704

MARYVILLE

Tennessee

HAO HUANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,693

CRANSTON

Rhode Island

LOU ANNE ZIBAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,672

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

GUIDO RING MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,620

CORDELE

Georgia

RAJESH AGARWAL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,611

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS

Ohio

DREW COOPER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,602

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma