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GLUMETZA

METFORMIN HCL

Glucophage (metformin) is an anti-diabetic drug. It lowers the amount of sugar your body makes or absorbs, and allows your body use the existing insulin better. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug metformin

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

42.5K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 871 of 3395

$153M
Retail Cost

Rank: 186 of 3395

10,991
Patients

Rank: 913 of 3395

8,656
Prescribers

Rank: 855 of 3395

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65%

of people say

it's worth it

46%

of people say

it worked well

16%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

22K

2011

31.5K

2012

43.4K

2013

46.5K

2014

42.5K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$7.08M

2011

$15.3M

2012

$28M

2013

$34.3M

2014

$153M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$304

2011

$344

2012

$325

2013

$337

2014

$436

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 1,417 5,267 $20.2M
Texas 1,040 4,040 $13.4M
New Jersey 987 3,768 $17.3M
California 920 3,703 $12.2M
Florida 789 2,773 $9.88M
Louisiana 387 1,743 $4.68M
Ohio 474 1,711 $6.19M
North Carolina 400 1,687 $5.43M
Connecticut 361 1,478 $5.18M
Pennsylvania 359 1,243 $4.66M
Alabama 283 1,210 $3.44M
Kentucky 259 1,111 $3.66M
Illinois 304 1,104 $4.16M
Georgia 256 1,090 $3.43M
Indiana 262 1,012 $3.59M
Virginia 244 949 $3.69M
Michigan 308 925 $4.27M
Maryland 253 872 $3.82M
South Carolina 199 756 $2.58M
Tennessee 199 719 $2.53M
Missouri 170 697 $2.24M
Massachusetts 117 527 $1.68M
Arizona 136 517 $1.38M
Washington 120 452 $1.73M
Wisconsin 127 345 $1.61M
West Virginia 74 332 $1.18M
Oklahoma 91 315 $1.01M
Colorado 62 230 $761K
Nevada 59 199 $606K
Minnesota 61 197 $683K
Oregon 66 175 $430K
Mississippi 43 160 $647K
Delaware 51 149 $798K
Iowa 32 143 $548K
Arkansas 25 115 $364K
Idaho 27 88 $316K
Kansas 24 86 $316K
New Hampshire 20 79 $398K
Rhode Island 19 74 $245K
Nebraska 17 68 $250K
District of Columbia 17 66 $268K
Maine 15 61 $278K
Utah 19 48 $294K
New Mexico 16 38 $160K
Montana 27 $76.1K
Wyoming 25 $53.4K
South Dakota 23 $63.4K
Hawaii 19 $84.7K
Vermont 15 $65K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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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