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DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

8.57M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 37 of 3395

$178M
Retail Cost

Rank: 157 of 3395

1,369,284
Patients

Rank: 65 of 3395

232,786
Prescribers

Rank: 91 of 3395

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43%

of people say

it's worth it

19%

of people say

it worked well

14%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

7.16M

2011

7.67M

2012

8.3M

2013

8.47M

2014

8.57M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$884M

2011

$288M

2012

$240M

2013

$205M

2014

$178M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$138

2011

$60

2012

$54

2013

$53

2014

$46

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 142,270 812,410 $15.6M
Florida 126,351 692,595 $12.6M
Texas 102,895 580,840 $15.4M
New York 90,169 551,703 $13.7M
Pennsylvania 64,095 425,553 $9.2M
Ohio 59,815 376,942 $9.66M
Illinois 52,887 333,329 $7.07M
Georgia 43,379 306,112 $4.94M
North Carolina 46,755 296,251 $5.09M
Michigan 48,386 262,537 $6.49M
Tennessee 37,261 237,173 $4.1M
New Jersey 39,877 230,770 $4.81M
Missouri 31,240 211,120 $3.64M
Indiana 33,062 209,274 $4.87M
Massachusetts 26,918 172,899 $4.13M
Virginia 28,447 172,438 $3.89M
Alabama 28,746 169,498 $3.32M
Kentucky 25,599 164,090 $3.68M
Wisconsin 23,258 156,004 $2.98M
South Carolina 23,083 139,570 $2.8M
Louisiana 22,187 137,583 $2.94M
Arizona 24,811 131,336 $3.16M
Mississippi 17,841 122,710 $1.58M
Washington 19,239 115,208 $1.91M
Minnesota 18,277 114,293 $2.49M
Iowa 14,014 101,794 $1.64M
Arkansas 15,132 100,601 $1.48M
Maryland 18,230 97,925 $2.32M
Oklahoma 16,243 96,693 $2.38M
Connecticut 15,602 96,364 $2.37M
Kansas 13,512 91,981 $1.55M
Oregon 13,448 79,282 $1.74M
Colorado 13,419 74,469 $1.67M
West Virginia 10,695 65,418 $1.51M
Nebraska 7,519 55,178 $853K
Nevada 9,590 51,196 $965K
Rhode Island 5,207 35,743 $821K
New Mexico 6,659 34,779 $970K
Utah 6,336 31,625 $465K
Maine 5,030 28,806 $736K
New Hampshire 4,580 27,282 $629K
Idaho 4,621 26,659 $654K
North Dakota 3,578 25,703 $400K
South Dakota 3,521 25,575 $484K
Hawaii 5,068 25,421 $717K
Montana 2,764 17,114 $258K
Delaware 3,486 17,109 $451K
Vermont 2,429 14,536 $241K
District of Columbia 2,059 10,124 $212K
Wyoming 1,420 8,847 $176K
Alaska 656 7,417 $117K
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 DONEPEZIL HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled8,033

TUCKER

Georgia

BRADLEY WARD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled4,208

TAYLORSVILLE

Georgia

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,719

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

MIGUEL STUBBS M.D.,P.C.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,713

SMYRNA

Georgia

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled3,628

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

JOSE DIAZ PIMENTEL MD

Claims Filled3,306

MIRAMAR

Florida

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,954

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

BRUCE LEE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,815

CALHOUN

Georgia

NIVEA RIBAS M D

Neurology

Claims Filled2,589

MIAMI LAKES

Florida

PEDRO MELCHOR MD

Mental Health Counselor

Claims Filled2,499

MIAMI

Florida

ALIUSKA ALVAREZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled2,465

MIAMI

Florida

TIMOTHY ESTES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled2,447

JACKSON

Mississippi

LAILA HIRJEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,354

DALLAS

Texas

TSILYA BASS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,346

LOS ANGELES

California

JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,285

LOS ANGELES

California

JOHN CINTRON M.D

Neurology

Claims Filled2,248

MIAMI

Florida

CHRISTOPHER LABONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,230

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,224

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

TODD FULCHER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,157

BRANDON

Mississippi

LUIS FORASTIERI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled2,127

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

MARY KAREN PENA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled2,125

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,123

TONGANOXIE

Kansas

LAURA DE BIEN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,115

MIAMI

Florida

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

General Practice

Claims Filled2,089

CULLMAN

Alabama

RANJAN DUARA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,984

MIAMI BEACH

Florida