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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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33%

of people say

it's worth it

33%

of people say

it worked well

33%

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
SABITHA HUDEK MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled587

LEBANON

Tennessee

PAUL GIANAKON M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled586

ANNAPOLIS

Maryland

REX LEAR MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled586

WICHITA

Kansas

MARK LASSISE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled585

STE 204

Iowa

GABRIELLA PASZTOR M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled584

SUGAR LAND

Texas

JON WONG M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled583

BEVERLY HILLS

California

SUDHIR LINGNURKAR MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled583

WARREN

Michigan

VISWANATHAN SWAMINATHAN M.D.,DFAPA

Psychiatry

Claims Filled582

PLYMOUTHY

North Carolina

ERIC BUCKWALTER PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled582

LANCASTER

Pennsylvania

SITA RAMA PRASAD SAJJA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled581

BENTON HARBOR

Michigan

ASAD NAQVI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled578

MACON

Georgia

ABRAHAM FLEMENBAUM MD, MS, DLFAPA

Psychiatry

Claims Filled578

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

ARNOLD LING MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled570

BELLFLOWER

California

ANUPINDER SAHOTA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled569

MERCED

California

SAROJ BRAR MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled568

CLEVELAND

Ohio

FRANK FORSTHOEFEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled566

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

CRAIG PANNELL APRN, PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled566

FORT WORTH

Texas

STEVEN MADONICK M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled565

MANCHESTER

Connecticut

BOHDAN CZARTORYSKY MD

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled564

PARSIPPANY

New Jersey

NWADA NWANKUDU NP

Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care

Claims Filled563

FLORENCE

South Carolina

ARUNA GULLAPALLI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled562

MONROE

Louisiana

BRIAN WELSH MD

Claims Filled562

RAVENNA

Ohio

OLUFEMI TAIWO M.D

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled561

JONESBORO

Georgia

KEHINDE AYENI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled560

DETROIT

Michigan

TRENA LAWSON APN

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled560

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee