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DONEPEZIL HCL

Aricept (donepezil) is an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. Researchers don't know exactly how it helps treat Alzheimer's disease, but it prevents acetylcholine, a chemical in the brain, from being broken down too quickly. Acetylcholine is important in transmitting signals through nerves. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Aricept

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

8.7M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 37 of 3393

$156M
Retail Cost

Rank: 196 of 3393

1,400,913
Patients

Rank: 66 of 3393

237,170
Prescribers

Rank: 92 of 3393

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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

5.2M

2012

6.79M

2013

7.85M

2014

8.48M

2015

8.57M

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$203M

2012

$205M

2013

$196M

2014

$177M

2015

$150M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$222

2012

$178

2013

$152

2014

$130

2015

$108

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 143,535 810,886 $14.2M
Florida 130,833 703,005 $11.4M
Texas 107,081 596,359 $13.3M
New York 91,835 553,561 $11.9M
Pennsylvania 65,057 436,957 $7.99M
Ohio 60,495 377,613 $7.69M
Illinois 53,227 327,393 $5.82M
Georgia 45,103 316,922 $4.2M
North Carolina 48,088 298,879 $4.44M
Michigan 48,900 266,157 $5.72M
Tennessee 38,421 243,940 $3.66M
New Jersey 40,395 233,456 $4.39M
Missouri 31,679 214,241 $3.21M
Indiana 33,939 208,947 $4.08M
Massachusetts 28,527 182,055 $3.26M
Alabama 30,028 174,592 $2.96M
Virginia 28,932 173,922 $3.24M
Kentucky 25,908 173,534 $3.14M
Wisconsin 23,386 156,770 $2.56M
South Carolina 24,149 145,330 $2.37M
Louisiana 22,792 139,987 $2.75M
Arizona 25,507 132,126 $2.87M
Mississippi 18,387 127,597 $1.48M
Minnesota 18,355 125,057 $2.29M
Washington 19,533 114,422 $1.93M
Oklahoma 16,943 103,694 $2.1M
Arkansas 15,597 102,196 $1.34M
Iowa 14,174 101,615 $1.51M
Maryland 18,712 100,059 $2.1M
Connecticut 15,632 94,845 $1.88M
Kansas 13,767 94,014 $1.37M
Oregon 13,555 77,891 $1.51M
Colorado 13,583 72,700 $1.42M
West Virginia 10,716 64,794 $1.15M
Nebraska 8,075 59,008 $810K
Nevada 10,050 50,572 $897K
Rhode Island 5,196 35,205 $689K
New Mexico 6,870 35,188 $915K
Utah 6,892 33,475 $510K
North Dakota 3,566 31,097 $418K
New Hampshire 4,715 28,229 $541K
Maine 5,012 28,025 $637K
South Dakota 3,603 26,888 $396K
Idaho 4,605 26,258 $599K
Hawaii 4,944 23,787 $634K
Delaware 3,706 17,955 $456K
Montana 2,917 17,654 $293K
Vermont 2,541 14,960 $226K
District of Columbia 2,254 11,094 $240K
Wyoming 1,483 8,679 $143K
Alaska 649 5,009 $101K
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 DONEPEZIL HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ASHIR WAHAB MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,717

LYNWOOD

Illinois

JAMES CHUDLEIGH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,685

VOLENTE

Texas

JAIME ROSA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,683

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

TERESA SALAZAR-CATRON MD

Hospitalist

Claims Filled1,681

MARYVILLE

Tennessee

CARLOS OTERO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,673

PONCE

Puerto Rico

RAJESH AGARWAL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,658

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS

Ohio

JOSEPH PEYTON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,656

MAUMEE

Ohio

SHAWN KILE M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,640

SACRAMENTO

California

RON RANKIN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,601

AMARILLO

Texas

DAVID SAMARA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,601

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

ALEXANDER FRANK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,595

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,569

LORAIN

Ohio

BRUCE PENDLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,560

EAST RIDGE

Tennessee

TRINA BRADBURD D. O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,529

MEDIA

Pennsylvania

PETER BETZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,503

LYNCHBURG

Virginia

ARUTYUN TOPSAKALYAN MD

General Practice

Claims Filled1,489

GLENDALE

California

LOWELL CLARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,468

BUSHNELL

Florida

MUNTHER HIJAZIN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,459

DOWNEY

California

ROBERT PRZYBELSKI MD MS

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,453

MADISON

Wisconsin

MELBA SOTOMAYOR M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,436

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

FRANK BUCHANAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,434

HANFORD

California

ROBERT CONNER DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,432

CLIVE

Iowa

CHARLES MAXVILL DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,431

EULESS

Texas

MARTA WAYT DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,425

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

BRETT SCHARF DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,417

ALTOONA

Pennsylvania