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GABAPENTIN

Neurontin (gabapentin) is an antiepileptic and nerve pain reliever. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but it has a similar structure to GABA, a neurotransmitter that calms nerves in the brain and spinal cord. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Neurontin

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

27.5M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 9 of 3393

$489M
Retail Cost

Rank: 64 of 3393

5,347,257
Patients

Rank: 11 of 3393

542,161
Prescribers

Rank: 7 of 3393

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57%

of people say

it's worth it

40%

of people say

it worked well

19%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

16.3M

2012

19.3M

2013

22.1M

2014

24.8M

2015

25.5M

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$474M

2012

$530M

2013

$492M

2014

$491M

2015

$460M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$151

2012

$141

2013

$115

2014

$102

2015

$89

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 502,002 2,303,440 $47.2M
Florida 427,004 1,889,477 $30.1M
Texas 393,513 1,731,372 $31.2M
New York 289,956 1,423,712 $22.2M
Pennsylvania 233,118 1,259,091 $22.8M
Ohio 237,856 1,231,857 $26.2M
North Carolina 207,665 1,058,701 $17.5M
Georgia 183,338 968,237 $15.1M
Tennessee 181,844 960,697 $16.5M
Michigan 184,670 857,027 $17.1M
Kentucky 135,544 817,494 $15.5M
Illinois 167,204 794,461 $14M
Missouri 124,647 674,462 $12M
Massachusetts 119,084 657,342 $11M
Indiana 129,931 637,978 $12.8M
Virginia 127,793 618,624 $11.8M
Alabama 119,890 592,157 $9.45M
Louisiana 108,798 541,552 $8.21M
Arizona 112,083 497,140 $9.95M
South Carolina 99,771 482,918 $8.41M
Washington 98,277 468,635 $9.22M
Wisconsin 91,841 458,901 $9.39M
New Jersey 97,303 443,366 $6.99M
Minnesota 83,163 422,021 $8.59M
Mississippi 77,418 418,472 $5.89M
Arkansas 72,157 397,045 $5.7M
Oklahoma 76,944 395,460 $6.8M
Oregon 69,928 338,938 $7.07M
Colorado 63,912 293,037 $6.38M
Maryland 66,399 292,027 $5.77M
West Virginia 50,424 287,572 $4.71M
Iowa 51,287 273,959 $4.65M
Kansas 48,197 260,779 $4.67M
Connecticut 47,202 232,808 $4.37M
Nevada 42,956 185,691 $3.37M
New Mexico 40,906 183,968 $3.43M
Utah 35,187 165,938 $3.58M
Nebraska 28,998 162,302 $2.47M
Idaho 25,833 125,804 $2.58M
Maine 24,779 124,896 $2.99M
New Hampshire 21,282 108,039 $2.15M
Rhode Island 17,841 98,539 $1.56M
Montana 15,411 78,415 $1.24M
North Dakota 11,812 66,988 $1.05M
South Dakota 12,406 66,003 $980K
Delaware 16,084 64,343 $1.51M
Vermont 10,325 48,899 $912K
Hawaii 11,152 45,006 $989K
Wyoming 7,162 34,204 $607K
District of Columbia 8,697 33,916 $593K
Alaska 4,430 24,039 $431K
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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 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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Top prescribers for GABAPENTIN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled9,575

TUCKER

Georgia

ENRIQUE MURCIANO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled5,275

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled4,481

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

ANGEL ARIZMENDI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled3,958

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

ROBERTO ALVAREZ M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled3,590

AIBONITO

Puerto Rico

HECTOR CASES MAYORAL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled3,576

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled3,514

DUBLIN

Georgia

THOMAS LACKEY

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled3,445

RAINBOW CITY

Alabama

GUIDO RING MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,406

CORDELE

Georgia

MANUEL MATEO LOPEZ 11772

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,343

TOA ALTA

Puerto Rico

CARLOS PANTOJAS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled3,294

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

MELANIE LEDFORD MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled3,176

MT STERLING

Kentucky

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled3,130

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

DANIEL HARRIS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,126

BEAUMONT

Texas

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,105

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

RAUL CHAO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,076

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

RICARDO BLONDET VISSEPO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,068

PONCE

Puerto Rico

BRUCE PENDLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,065

EAST RIDGE

Tennessee

BUTCHAIAH GARLAPATI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,018

N LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

SAI GUTTI MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,005

PIKEVILLE

Kentucky

MICHAEL SATCHELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,972

ALBANY

Georgia

EDGAR RAMOS MENDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,950

BARCELONETA

Puerto Rico

WINFRED SARDAR MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,944

ARLINGTON

Texas

ASHOK KANCHARLA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,899

ROYSTON

Georgia

BRADLEY WARD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,860

TAYLORSVILLE

Georgia