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PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Pramipexole is also used to treat restless legs syndrome (RLS; a condition that causes discomfort in the legs and a strong urge to move the legs, especially at night and when sitting or lying down). Pramipexole is in a class of medications called dopamine agonists. It works by acting in place of dopamine, a natural substance in the brain that is needed to control movement. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

1.52M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 187 of 3238

$60.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 323 of 3238

272,669
Patients

Rank: 237 of 3238

122,833
Prescribers

Rank: 200 of 3238

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Alternatives:

Neupro Requip

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 24,702 128,030 $5.33M
Texas 18,917 98,438 $4.49M
Florida 17,438 86,145 $3.3M
Pennsylvania 12,751 76,194 $3.63M
North Carolina 10,873 60,719 $2.44M
New York 10,768 58,634 $2.71M
Ohio 10,843 57,039 $2.38M
Illinois 9,844 54,304 $2.01M
Tennessee 9,866 54,138 $1.8M
Michigan 10,308 47,565 $1.76M
Georgia 7,760 43,916 $1.68M
Washington 8,241 42,725 $1.51M
Missouri 7,082 41,846 $1.43M
Indiana 7,822 41,741 $1.51M
Minnesota 7,840 41,660 $1.73M
Alabama 7,467 41,416 $1.4M
Kentucky 5,763 32,803 $1.11M
Wisconsin 5,694 32,314 $1.41M
Louisiana 4,922 29,326 $1.25M
Oregon 5,300 28,363 $964K
Virginia 5,466 28,347 $1.05M
Iowa 4,123 25,897 $809K
Arizona 5,274 24,567 $1.02M
Arkansas 4,154 24,310 $1.18M
Massachusetts 4,145 23,660 $1.65M
Oklahoma 4,289 22,830 $837K
New Jersey 4,365 22,819 $1M
South Carolina 4,262 22,708 $906K
Kansas 3,813 22,556 $704K
Colorado 4,021 20,612 $714K
Mississippi 2,839 16,620 $581K
Utah 3,267 16,435 $561K
West Virginia 2,350 13,202 $473K
Nebraska 1,962 12,170 $358K
Maryland 2,562 11,787 $512K
Idaho 2,037 11,197 $616K
Connecticut 1,988 10,881 $535K
Maine 1,739 9,404 $500K
South Dakota 1,249 7,792 $223K
Nevada 1,357 6,451 $210K
New Mexico 1,271 6,392 $366K
North Dakota 1,063 6,312 $185K
Montana 926 5,558 $178K
New Hampshire 937 5,010 $203K
Rhode Island 648 3,995 $176K
Vermont 594 3,322 $168K
Alaska 452 3,067 $73.7K
Hawaii 583 3,057 $171K
Delaware 645 2,995 $131K
Wyoming 414 2,436 $77.1K
District of Columbia 145 583 $33.3K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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 PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DARIO NARRO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled634

WESLACO

Texas

MICHAEL SADAJ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled612

NAMPA

Idaho

NIVEA RIBAS M D

Neurology

Claims Filled568

MIAMI LAKES

Florida

LYNN STRUCK MD

Neurology

Claims Filled559

DES MOINES

Iowa

RAJESH PAHWA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled553

KANSAS CITY

Kansas

MARK BLAKESLEE D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled503

LEWISBURG

Pennsylvania

RAZMIK OHANJANIAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled471

GLENDALE

California

MICHAEL LABANOWSKI M.D.

Claims Filled452

DOTHAN

Alabama

SUSAN BASER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled447

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

DAVID DICKOFF M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled436

YONKERS

New York

JEFFREY JENKINS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled434

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

RUDDY GUERRA CARDONA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled404

MANATI

Puerto Rico

ALFREDO PEREZ CANABAL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled403

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

ERICK BOURNIGAL MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled399

BRUNSWICK

Georgia

NEAL HERMANOWICZ MD

Neurology

Claims Filled395

ORANGE

California

MIGUEL GUTIERREZ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled394

MCALLEN

Texas

RICHARD ZWEIG M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled389

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

AZNIV ABRAHAMIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled386

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

MARY KAREN PENA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled385

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

ALIUSKA ALVAREZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled380

MIAMI

Florida

ANGELA CLEMENTS PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled377

SEDRO WOOLLEY

Washington

JOSE DIAZ PIMENTEL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled372

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

STEVEN MAYNARD M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled364

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

WALID SAMAAN M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled363

GREENWOOD

Indiana

PATRICK WOLCOTT M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled362

EL CENTRO

California