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BROMOCRIPTINE MESYLATE

Parlodel (bromocriptine) is an ergot derivative. In Parkinson's disease, it helps to increase the amount of dopamine in the body, which is lowered in people affected by the disease. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug bromocriptine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

9,171
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1330 of 3395

$4.32M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1200 of 3395

1,896
Patients

Rank: 1478 of 3395

1,274
Prescribers

Rank: 1575 of 3395

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Alternatives:

Pramipexole Ropinirole

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

2,646

2011

7,177

2012

9,592

2013

10.6K

2014

9,171

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$613K

2011

$2.17M

2012

$3.55M

2013

$4.11M

2014

$4.32M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$199

2011

$289

2012

$312

2013

$338

2014

$418

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New Jersey 199 858 $511K
New York 175 809 $478K
Texas 182 784 $337K
Pennsylvania 150 722 $330K
California 143 701 $332K
Louisiana 131 696 $248K
Florida 151 679 $300K
Ohio 107 478 $267K
Kentucky 64 397 $197K
Indiana 67 341 $153K
Alabama 49 293 $126K
North Carolina 37 230 $93.9K
Georgia 38 182 $62K
Massachusetts 27 176 $68.7K
Tennessee 41 170 $77.1K
Connecticut 39 159 $79.5K
Illinois 32 155 $79.7K
Michigan 39 152 $76.7K
Missouri 23 137 $42.3K
Arizona 23 122 $49.2K
Virginia 21 113 $53.1K
Maryland 25 91 $48K
Nevada 22 90 $32.4K
South Carolina 26 86 $48.5K
West Virginia 14 62 $24.5K
Wisconsin 18 57 $35K
Washington 12 57 $20.1K
Oklahoma 54 $19.3K
Nebraska 46 $28K
Idaho 44 $19K
Kansas 40 $24.7K
Mississippi 39 $5,819
Minnesota 39 $9,166
Oregon 35 $4,087
Utah 20 $13.4K
New Mexico 13 $6,311
Arkansas 12 $5,926
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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