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ZONISAMIDE

Treats partial seizures in adults with epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

320K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 429 of 3362

$12.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 751 of 3362

48,197
Patients

Rank: 542 of 3362

26,669
Prescribers

Rank: 548 of 3362

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it's worth it

67%

of people say

it worked well

33%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 3,952 22,275 $857K
California 3,222 20,642 $1.1M
Pennsylvania 2,617 18,789 $731K
Ohio 2,498 17,011 $614K
Florida 2,949 16,863 $672K
New York 2,301 16,788 $651K
North Carolina 1,965 11,757 $463K
Tennessee 1,902 11,641 $389K
Massachusetts 1,546 11,233 $424K
Missouri 1,634 10,870 $429K
Illinois 1,569 10,829 $480K
Indiana 1,732 10,216 $333K
Michigan 1,627 9,918 $448K
Wisconsin 1,356 9,187 $353K
Washington 1,260 8,446 $342K
Arizona 1,267 8,130 $291K
Alabama 1,399 8,009 $286K
Georgia 1,126 7,019 $254K
Virginia 1,017 6,183 $241K
New Jersey 932 6,119 $227K
Louisiana 1,026 5,874 $205K
Minnesota 747 5,745 $295K
South Carolina 982 5,466 $194K
Kentucky 790 4,774 $168K
Mississippi 725 4,347 $134K
Arkansas 628 4,294 $144K
Colorado 603 3,802 $189K
Iowa 459 3,737 $142K
Oregon 530 3,465 $161K
Nebraska 534 3,333 $123K
Maryland 605 3,323 $125K
West Virginia 467 3,017 $112K
Kansas 446 2,829 $105K
Utah 413 2,789 $110K
Connecticut 401 2,732 $92.2K
Oklahoma 309 1,975 $74.4K
Idaho 278 1,908 $77.7K
Rhode Island 217 1,825 $63K
Nevada 368 1,800 $68.1K
New Hampshire 279 1,591 $50K
New Mexico 318 1,586 $50.4K
Maine 237 1,406 $58.8K
Montana 178 1,269 $57.7K
South Dakota 90 845 $39K
Delaware 175 825 $28.7K
Hawaii 115 779 $34.7K
North Dakota 110 735 $29.7K
Wyoming 80 533 $22.2K
Vermont 84 488 $19.7K
Alaska 45 422 $9,699
District of Columbia 56 247 $10.5K
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 ZONISAMIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
BYONG AHN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled841

ELYRIA

Ohio

RICHARD HAMER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled647

LONGVIEW

Texas

SYED SHAH M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled642

CENTRALIA

Illinois

MIGUEL GUTIERREZ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled606

MCALLEN

Texas

NIVEA RIBAS M D

Neurology

Claims Filled533

MIAMI LAKES

Florida

ERIC GELLER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled520

LIVINGSTON

New Jersey

JOHN FLORES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled461

SILVER CITY

New Mexico

CARLOS BOTERO M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled418

PLANT CITY

Florida

LAURA HERSHKOWITZ D.O.

Claims Filled411

TACOMA

Washington

ABDON VILLALBA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled372

CUYAHOGA FALLS

Ohio

DENISE VANACORE PHD, CRNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled370

LANSDALE

Pennsylvania

IRVING HABER D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled369

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

LAURA LYNAM M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled369

TACOMA

Washington

PHILLIP WHITE M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled352

WEST CHESTER

Ohio

MARK HENSLEY ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled340

LEON

Iowa

CATHERINE PHILLIPS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled337

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

KATHY ENGLAND N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled335

ROCHESTER

New York

REINALDO VERSON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled334

COLUMBUS

Georgia

ERASMO PASSARO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled325

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

IRAJ DERAKHSHAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled315

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

ATUL SYAL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled313

SUN CITY

Arizona

SOWBHAGYA SONTHINENI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled308

BINGHAMTON

New York

JOHN WOJCIK PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled306

SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts

JAMES DEVOE MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled299

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri

WILLIAM HEDRICK M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled299

FORT WAYNE

Indiana