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NUEDEXTA

DEXTROMETHORPHAN HBR/QUINIDINE

Used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA; a condition of sudden, frequent outbursts of crying or laughing that can not be controlled) in people with certain conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease; condition in which the nerves that control muscle movement slowly die, causing the muscles to shrink and weaken) or multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

354K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 415 of 3395

$138M
Retail Cost

Rank: 205 of 3395

40,448
Patients

Rank: 583 of 3395

17,511
Prescribers

Rank: 648 of 3395

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

9,346

2011

53.9K

2012

174K

2013

243K

2014

354K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$3.9M

2011

$26.5M

2012

$61.3M

2013

$91.3M

2014

$138M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$257

2011

$456

2012

$471

2013

$475

2014

$471

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 5,100 50,829 $18.6M
Texas 4,366 37,214 $14.3M
New York 3,193 25,913 $10.8M
Florida 3,140 24,020 $9.85M
Ohio 2,073 17,162 $6.98M
Tennessee 1,362 15,676 $4.7M
Illinois 1,503 13,367 $5.07M
New Jersey 1,626 13,033 $5.31M
Missouri 1,305 12,590 $4.87M
Georgia 1,243 12,489 $4.41M
Indiana 1,283 11,142 $4.18M
Pennsylvania 1,260 11,054 $4.42M
Louisiana 1,252 10,851 $4.19M
North Carolina 1,326 10,648 $4.33M
Alabama 1,268 10,426 $4.25M
Oklahoma 839 7,607 $2.89M
Michigan 1,033 6,575 $3.12M
Kentucky 620 5,743 $2.08M
Massachusetts 575 4,957 $1.84M
Wisconsin 475 4,232 $1.72M
Mississippi 480 3,802 $1.53M
South Carolina 413 3,787 $1.35M
Connecticut 391 3,583 $1.45M
Arkansas 368 3,495 $1.16M
Virginia 533 3,466 $1.5M
Washington 415 3,124 $1.26M
Arizona 416 3,069 $1.43M
Kansas 352 2,806 $1.08M
Colorado 361 2,616 $1.06M
Utah 185 2,425 $740K
Iowa 254 2,326 $837K
Oregon 327 2,296 $1.06M
Maryland 356 2,282 $1.05M
Nebraska 158 1,301 $517K
West Virginia 186 1,060 $408K
Rhode Island 130 1,049 $432K
Maine 127 1,026 $383K
Minnesota 145 911 $432K
Nevada 154 811 $428K
Delaware 72 564 $219K
New Mexico 102 552 $218K
New Hampshire 56 466 $179K
District of Columbia 55 319 $208K
Montana 37 282 $151K
Idaho 36 198 $115K
Hawaii 32 187 $102K
South Dakota 17 137 $46.7K
Vermont 22 136 $67.6K
Wyoming 24 136 $61.3K
North Dakota 20 96 $52K
Alaska 33 $26.8K
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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Top prescribers for NUEDEXTA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
KHOREN HEKIMIAN DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,243

TROUP

Texas

JOSHUA SHUA-HAIM M.D

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,603

MANCHESTER

New Jersey

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,598

TUCKER

Georgia

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,425

FORT WORTH

Texas

MICHAEL KWIAT MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,060

BEAVER

Pennsylvania

TERESA GUERRERO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled967

HOUSTON

Texas

ALAN COX MD

General Practice

Claims Filled934

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

JASON KELLOGG M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled921

IRVINE

California

BRUCE PENDLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled908

EAST RIDGE

Tennessee

MIGUEL STUBBS M.D.,P.C.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled841

SMYRNA

Georgia

ALEXANDER FRANK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled833

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

JOHN WAGNER M.D., C.M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled762

CULLMAN

Alabama

CASILDA BALMACEDA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled693

NEW YORK

New York

ROBERT TILLEY M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled692

TIGARD

Oregon

CHARLES MAXVILL DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled688

EULESS

Texas

ADAM SKY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled667

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled660

DUBLIN

Georgia

IDAN SHARON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled641

BROOKLYN

New York

AKSHAY PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled637

LAKEWOOD

New Jersey

JOHN POTOMSKI DO CMA

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled634

MELBOURNE

Florida

ZEPURE KOUYOUMDJIAN D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled618

MORGAN HILL

California

FARIBORZ SHAMS D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled613

ANAHEIM

California

GEORGE DANIAL D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled613

ENCINO

California

JUNAID SYED M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled607

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

JEFFREY AMIDON D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled602

ROME

New York