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NEURONTIN

GABAPENTIN

Neurontin (Gabapentin) is an antiepileptic and nerve pain reliever. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but it has a similar structure to GABA, a neurotransmitter that calms nerves in the brain and spinal cord. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Gabapentin

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

28.6K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 979 of 3395

$17.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 751 of 3395

5,248
Patients

Rank: 1127 of 3395

5,963
Prescribers

Rank: 991 of 3395

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57%

of people say

it's worth it

40%

of people say

it worked well

19%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

45.5K

2011

34.2K

2012

32.5K

2013

30.5K

2014

28.7K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$13.7M

2011

$13.4M

2012

$14.4M

2013

$15.9M

2014

$17.6M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$277

2011

$339

2012

$327

2013

$334

2014

$412

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 586 3,109 $2.05M
New York 443 2,640 $1.56M
Florida 341 1,628 $957K
Texas 317 1,469 $999K
Pennsylvania 272 1,430 $899K
New Jersey 301 1,430 $817K
North Carolina 209 1,247 $784K
Massachusetts 200 1,242 $744K
Ohio 196 1,093 $610K
Illinois 127 713 $426K
Michigan 156 710 $477K
Wisconsin 95 681 $497K
Minnesota 97 646 $428K
South Carolina 137 605 $299K
Georgia 124 598 $321K
Indiana 101 539 $352K
Virginia 103 527 $346K
Tennessee 86 517 $323K
Washington 83 516 $340K
Connecticut 86 515 $332K
Kentucky 96 470 $282K
Louisiana 74 438 $228K
Maryland 82 402 $265K
Missouri 58 371 $225K
Arizona 77 364 $268K
Alabama 70 353 $230K
Colorado 68 340 $248K
Oregon 49 285 $183K
New Hampshire 35 243 $144K
West Virginia 42 238 $132K
Iowa 35 226 $152K
Oklahoma 67 224 $123K
Arkansas 23 159 $89.3K
Kansas 29 154 $89.5K
Rhode Island 22 151 $90.8K
New Mexico 28 148 $99K
Mississippi 31 145 $66.6K
Montana 13 133 $63K
Nebraska 22 132 $62.2K
Maine 18 123 $66.4K
Hawaii 41 123 $103K
North Dakota 13 104 $68.8K
Nevada 23 94 $39K
Utah 20 93 $61.4K
Idaho 14 86 $89.1K
South Dakota 12 69 $26K
District of Columbia 13 67 $41.6K
Vermont 65 $53.3K
Delaware 14 47 $48.3K
Alaska 29 $18.5K
Wyoming 16 $7,782
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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