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NUCYNTA

TAPENTADOL HCL

Nucynta (tapentadol) is an opioid medicine that works in the brain to lower the amount of pain you feel. Source: Iodine

Important Information About This Drug

Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

As many as one quarter of those receiving these drugs over a long period of time in a primary care setting struggle with addiction.

Read more about the appropriate use of these drugs and speak to your doctor about their risks.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

93.2K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 704 of 3393

$45.3M
Retail Cost

Rank: 492 of 3393

26,283
Patients

Rank: 692 of 3393

17,976
Prescribers

Rank: 657 of 3393

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

71.4K

2012

83K

2013

83.2K

2014

87.7K

2015

93.2K

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$17.4M

2012

$22M

2013

$24.7M

2014

$35.9M

2015

$45.3M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$659

2012

$851

2013

$1,020

2014

$1,475

2015

$1,723

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 2,705 8,834 $4.62M
New York 2,630 8,570 $4.11M
North Carolina 1,833 6,783 $3.56M
Florida 2,141 6,562 $3.21M
Pennsylvania 1,332 4,796 $2.05M
Ohio 1,217 4,539 $2.06M
Texas 1,213 4,034 $2.08M
New Jersey 1,125 3,682 $1.68M
Georgia 911 3,223 $1.57M
Illinois 773 2,628 $1.32M
Alabama 625 2,540 $1.24M
Virginia 741 2,446 $1.13M
Indiana 611 2,424 $1.23M
South Carolina 725 2,301 $1.09M
Colorado 591 2,003 $965K
Michigan 538 1,851 $895K
Maryland 526 1,693 $813K
Tennessee 526 1,617 $757K
Missouri 483 1,606 $823K
Kentucky 312 1,493 $779K
Wisconsin 433 1,482 $691K
Arizona 510 1,462 $677K
Arkansas 371 1,394 $731K
Washington 412 1,290 $586K
Oklahoma 380 1,228 $583K
Massachusetts 272 1,163 $591K
Connecticut 273 1,021 $503K
Louisiana 288 965 $483K
Iowa 244 906 $426K
Kansas 182 793 $375K
Utah 243 784 $360K
Nebraska 256 773 $343K
Oregon 234 725 $349K
Mississippi 174 711 $317K
New Hampshire 115 543 $245K
Nevada 183 523 $238K
Idaho 178 517 $245K
Minnesota 126 497 $239K
South Dakota 127 490 $234K
Delaware 119 423 $236K
West Virginia 108 312 $130K
North Dakota 61 264 $102K
New Mexico 73 220 $101K
Montana 47 176 $82.8K
Maine 36 160 $79.2K
Vermont 25 132 $59.4K
Rhode Island 35 114 $40.2K
Hawaii 34 102 $58.6K
Alaska 37 83 $31.5K
District of Columbia 34 67 $37.8K
Wyoming 14 44 $21.1K
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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 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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Top prescribers for NUCYNTA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
KEVIN COYLE MB BCH BAO LRCPSI

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled331

BRUNSWICK

Georgia

GREGORY APRILLIANO CRNA, APRN

Nurse Anesthetist, Certified Registered

Claims Filled196

SOMERSWORTH

New Hampshire

ROGER KEMP M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled187

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

HOWARD COHEN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled181

DALLAS

Texas

IRVING HABER D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled170

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

HARY AILINANI MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled164

AUBURN

Indiana

DEANA SMART P.A.

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled139

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

BONNIE ASHBY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled135

BRYN MAWR

Pennsylvania

PAMELA POPE NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled130

BENSON

North Carolina

MARK SCHEUTZOW MD, PHD, MHA

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled125

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

DAVID SHALLCROSS MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled121

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

AMANDA ROSS NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled115

POTSDAM

New York

ROMATH WAGHMARAE

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled109

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

GERALD SACKS M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled104

SANTA MONICA

California

PENNY MITCHELL FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled103

LENOIR

North Carolina

JUDE CARR PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled102

CARY

North Carolina

HAMMAM AKBIK MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled100

FAIRFIELD

Ohio

MITCHELL SIMONS M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled98

CINCINNATI

Ohio

SAFWAN SAKR MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled96

MOUNTAIN HOME

Arkansas

ERIC LOUDERMILK M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled96

ANDERSON

South Carolina

ANNE THOMAS PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled96

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

SARA BRANDEL PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled95

AMHERST

New York

MELANIE ROSENBLATT MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled95

POMPANO BEACH

Florida

RAJBIR MINHAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled94

CINCINNATI

Ohio

ROLAND JONES M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled94

TALLAHASSEE

Florida