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BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Cogentin (benztropine) blocks acetylcholine in the brain and smooth muscles which stops spasming and calms tremors. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Cogentin

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

2.34M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 140 of 3393

$25.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 667 of 3393

299,871
Patients

Rank: 232 of 3393

88,508
Prescribers

Rank: 279 of 3393

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it worked well

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of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

2.33M

2012

2.39M

2013

2.39M

2014

2.36M

2015

2.26M

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$17.2M

2012

$21.3M

2013

$24.8M

2014

$25.9M

2015

$24.6M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$57

2012

$69

2013

$81

2014

$86

2015

$83

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 29,550 219,954 $2.62M
New York 24,374 182,520 $1.93M
Florida 21,540 142,429 $1.46M
Pennsylvania 16,267 124,703 $1.31M
Texas 18,694 121,515 $1.33M
Ohio 14,705 117,680 $1.3M
Illinois 11,967 88,955 $1.16M
Michigan 11,553 84,263 $806K
North Carolina 11,136 80,271 $857K
New Jersey 9,532 74,940 $829K
Massachusetts 9,264 69,063 $683K
Missouri 8,405 68,150 $781K
Georgia 9,313 63,890 $628K
Tennessee 8,799 61,621 $684K
Maryland 6,727 53,773 $582K
Virginia 7,254 51,685 $561K
Indiana 6,457 48,756 $585K
Alabama 6,742 43,940 $511K
Wisconsin 5,196 42,872 $480K
Louisiana 5,892 39,844 $446K
Connecticut 5,112 39,086 $388K
Arizona 5,710 37,940 $406K
Washington 5,120 37,879 $428K
South Carolina 5,254 36,406 $408K
Minnesota 4,458 34,884 $362K
Mississippi 5,033 33,742 $319K
Kentucky 4,570 31,175 $348K
Iowa 3,467 27,770 $284K
Arkansas 3,452 23,466 $251K
Kansas 2,920 22,794 $237K
Colorado 3,233 22,511 $257K
Oregon 2,982 22,271 $241K
Oklahoma 2,909 19,633 $214K
West Virginia 2,227 15,882 $164K
Nebraska 1,947 15,634 $154K
Utah 1,455 11,862 $128K
Nevada 1,844 11,555 $112K
New Mexico 1,947 11,130 $125K
Maine 1,554 11,067 $132K
Rhode Island 1,406 10,701 $114K
Idaho 1,321 9,655 $110K
New Hampshire 1,213 8,387 $80.2K
Delaware 1,175 8,052 $98.5K
District of Columbia 1,200 6,212 $62.8K
Hawaii 886 5,832 $67.4K
Alaska 554 5,669 $45.9K
South Dakota 650 5,313 $51K
North Dakota 636 5,058 $45.4K
Montana 602 4,507 $48K
Vermont 502 3,394 $34.1K
Wyoming 411 2,657 $28.7K
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 »

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Top prescribers for BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
BOGDAN NEDELESCU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled361

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

ANTHONY TABACCO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled67

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

JACQUELINE MCINNIS PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled330

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

VAN SILKA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled202

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

MARIE HOBART M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled338

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

SIU PING CHIN FEMAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled253

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

BERNARD SZYMANSKI RNCS

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Adult

Claims Filled197

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

NUKALA REDDY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled201

WOOSTER

Ohio

KATELYN STENGER RN, APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled196

WOOSTER

Ohio

VINITA PRASAD M.D

Psychiatry

Claims Filled78

WOOSTER

Ohio

VERA ASTREIKA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled292

WOOSTER

Ohio

NEBYOU BELAY MD

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled61

WOONSOCKET

Rhode Island

STEVEN KARLIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled336

WOONSOCKET

Rhode Island

BENJAMIN LEDERER M.D.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled73

WOONSOCKET

Rhode Island

R BHAWANI PRASAD M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled160

WOONSOCKET

Rhode Island

DAVID GUILLOT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

WOODWORTH

Louisiana

MATTHEW HORVATH DO

Psychiatry

Claims Filled53

WOODWARD

Iowa

JOHN SUTTON M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled55

WOODWARD

Oklahoma

JOSEPH ALI N.P.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled74

WOODSTOCK

New York

EDWARD WILLIAMS NURSE PRACTITIONER

Registered Nurse, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Adult

Claims Filled84

WOODSIDE

New York

NORMAN WEINSTEIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled133

WOODSIDE

California

RONALD SEFF M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled426

WOODSIDE

California

RENU GUPTA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled112

WOODRIDGE

Illinois

JOSEPH MACALUSO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled199

WOODMERE

New York

VANESSA STURGILL FANT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

WOODLAWN

Virginia