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NUCYNTA ER

TAPENTADOL HCL

Nucynta (tapentadol) is an opioid medicine that works in the brain to lower the amount of pain you feel. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Nucynta

Important Information About This Drug

Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

As many as one quarter of those receiving these drugs over a long period of time in a primary care setting struggle with addiction.

Read more about the appropriate use of these drugs and speak to your doctor about their risks.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

76.9K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 730 of 3395

$36.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 516 of 3395

17,614
Patients

Rank: 776 of 3395

10,396
Prescribers

Rank: 803 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1,676

2011

26.8K

2012

52K

2013

63.2K

2014

76.9K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$480K

2011

$7.99M

2012

$16.9M

2013

$22M

2014

$36.7M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$107

2011

$171

2012

$231

2013

$281

2014

$337

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 1,648 7,160 $3.51M
California 1,485 5,903 $2.87M
North Carolina 1,450 5,843 $2.83M
Georgia 1,177 5,021 $2.51M
Pennsylvania 899 4,719 $1.98M
New York 1,072 4,223 $1.93M
Texas 960 3,784 $1.95M
Alabama 745 3,180 $1.59M
Ohio 676 3,118 $1.42M
Indiana 586 2,835 $1.44M
New Jersey 613 2,326 $924K
Tennessee 673 2,233 $1M
Illinois 466 1,954 $928K
South Carolina 512 1,868 $900K
Missouri 356 1,739 $851K
Virginia 385 1,596 $762K
Colorado 320 1,567 $734K
Arkansas 312 1,349 $609K
Michigan 326 1,343 $678K
Arizona 304 1,326 $638K
Wisconsin 316 1,254 $589K
Oklahoma 292 1,185 $588K
Maryland 250 1,121 $574K
Washington 195 943 $428K
Kentucky 204 826 $407K
Mississippi 206 764 $400K
Massachusetts 156 749 $355K
Utah 180 716 $355K
Connecticut 151 664 $325K
Kansas 127 583 $325K
Louisiana 163 559 $266K
Nebraska 123 534 $235K
Nevada 156 519 $271K
Oregon 101 419 $190K
Delaware 75 388 $197K
Iowa 76 358 $157K
Minnesota 59 323 $144K
West Virginia 65 267 $137K
New Hampshire 63 242 $115K
Idaho 58 235 $111K
Maine 43 220 $102K
New Mexico 47 167 $69.7K
South Dakota 28 151 $53.8K
Hawaii 17 125 $59.7K
North Dakota 18 98 $27.6K
Vermont 16 89 $52.9K
Rhode Island 18 77 $34.7K
Wyoming 30 69 $29.6K
Montana 16 47 $17.6K
District of Columbia 18 30 $11.1K
Alaska 15 $6,169
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 NUCYNTA ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
KEVIN COYLE MB BCH BAO LRCPSI

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled929

BRUNSWICK

Georgia

PATRICK KARL D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled458

JESUP

Georgia

WILLEM NEL

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled365

TAMPA

Florida

OFELIA BALAGTAS-BALMASEDA M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled333

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

KAMAL KABAKIBOU M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled247

ATLANTA

Georgia

HOWARD COHEN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled236

DALLAS

Texas

THOMAS RUNYAN MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled234

BRUNSWICK

Georgia

GLEN IMLAY M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled209

PROCTORVILLE

Ohio

PATRICK ANNELLO M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled203

ROSLYN

New York

ROLAND JONES M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled196

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

CHRISTOPHER LAGANKE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled186

CULLMAN

Alabama

BARBARA SEWARD CRNP

Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care

Claims Filled173

HORSHAM

Pennsylvania

RENEE LEHMANN CRNP

Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care

Claims Filled168

ALLENTOWN

Pennsylvania

JAMES RHO M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled167

RANCHO CUCAMONGA

California

MICHAEL FREY MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled166

FORT MYERS

Florida

MANISH SINGH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled156

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE

New Jersey

ANDREW KOWAL MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled144

BURLINGTON

Massachusetts

MITCHELL SIMONS M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled143

CINCINNATI

Ohio

ALFRED ROSCHE MD

Specialist

Claims Filled141

ROCKFORD

Illinois

HARY AILINANI MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled140

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

ANNE-MARIE COSIJNS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled139

SCOTTSDALE

Arizona

KENNETH SUN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled137

WIND GAP

Pennsylvania

IRVING HABER D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled133

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

JASEN CHI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled130

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

CATHY LUO M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled129

FAYETTEVILLE

Arkansas