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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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for DONEPEZIL HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled8,006

TUCKER

Georgia

PEDRO MELCHOR MD

Mental Health Counselor

Claims Filled4,426

MIAMI

Florida

BRADLEY WARD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled4,330

TAYLORSVILLE

Georgia

WYATT BLAKE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled4,225

MONTICELLO

Georgia

JOSE DIAZ PIMENTEL MD

Group, SingleSpecialty

Claims Filled4,183

MIRAMAR

Florida

MIGUEL STUBBS M.D.,P.C.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,757

SMYRNA

Georgia

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,685

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled3,266

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,989

PLYMOUTH MEETING

Pennsylvania

ALIUSKA ALVAREZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled2,976

MIAMI

Florida

NIVEA RIBAS M D

Neurology

Claims Filled2,970

MIAMI LAKES

Florida

TIMOTHY ESTES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled2,760

JACKSON

Mississippi

LAILA HIRJEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,708

DALLAS

Texas

JOHN CINTRON M.D

Neurology

Claims Filled2,705

MIAMI

Florida

BRUCE LEE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,679

CALHOUN

Georgia

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,657

DUBLIN

Georgia

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,624

TONGANOXIE

Kansas

TODD FULCHER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,353

BRANDON

Mississippi

LUIS FORASTIERI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled2,294

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

MARY KAREN PENA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled2,244

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

CHRISTOPHER LABONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,227

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

RALPH WARNOCK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,218

THOMASTON

Georgia

ASHA PRITPAL SIDHU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,168

FRESNO

California

LAURA DE BIEN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,152

MIAMI

Florida

ALFREDO PEREZ CANABAL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled2,145

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico