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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

2,678
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1797 of 3395

$7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1034 of 3395

574
Patients

Rank: 1925 of 3395

548
Prescribers

Rank: 1900 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

13.5K

2011

5,997

2012

3,877

2013

2,825

2014

2,678

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$5.51M

2011

$4.58M

2012

$3.92M

2013

$6.43M

2014

$7M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$275

2011

$298

2012

$398

2013

$435

2014

$573

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
South Carolina 73 367 $941K
New York 70 358 $883K
California 73 342 $876K
New Jersey 68 322 $1.06M
North Carolina 24 128 $267K
Florida 35 122 $368K
Pennsylvania 23 122 $329K
Texas 32 118 $327K
Louisiana 21 85 $153K
Maryland 13 63 $146K
Kentucky 16 61 $179K
Georgia 12 61 $161K
Illinois 53 $140K
Ohio 12 52 $127K
Michigan 34 $103K
Virginia 31 $113K
Tennessee 31 $80.4K
Connecticut 31 $70.5K
Iowa 29 $55.6K
Missouri 23 $27.8K
Alabama 20 $44.2K
Arizona 19 $45K
Massachusetts 18 $50.9K
West Virginia 16 $17.5K
Wisconsin 15 $53.6K
Washington 13 $22.3K
New Hampshire 11 $15.2K
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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