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CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER

CARBIDOPA/LEVODOPA

Used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

557K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 326 of 3395

$35.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 528 of 3395

100,182
Patients

Rank: 419 of 3395

46,799
Prescribers

Rank: 421 of 3395

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

513K

2011

516K

2012

541K

2013

557K

2014

557K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$35.6M

2011

$33.6M

2012

$34.8M

2013

$31.8M

2014

$35.5M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$103

2011

$100

2012

$93

2013

$99

2014

$104

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 11,716 58,529 $4.1M
New York 7,323 39,937 $2.24M
Texas 6,912 35,388 $2.48M
Pennsylvania 5,325 31,935 $1.85M
Florida 6,396 31,299 $2.1M
Ohio 4,379 23,499 $1.68M
Illinois 3,387 18,684 $1.1M
North Carolina 3,078 17,492 $1.05M
Washington 2,886 15,608 $1.11M
Michigan 3,080 15,069 $1.03M
Missouri 2,576 14,821 $948K
Wisconsin 2,385 14,672 $949K
Minnesota 2,388 13,027 $935K
Georgia 2,181 12,348 $641K
Massachusetts 2,171 12,107 $653K
Arizona 2,529 12,039 $891K
Indiana 2,237 11,796 $848K
Tennessee 2,215 11,653 $699K
Virginia 1,930 10,213 $707K
Oregon 1,836 10,211 $635K
Colorado 1,998 9,952 $681K
New Jersey 1,925 9,711 $634K
Kansas 1,388 8,750 $488K
Iowa 1,405 8,609 $496K
Kentucky 1,436 7,862 $477K
South Carolina 1,443 7,345 $375K
Louisiana 1,278 7,249 $542K
Alabama 1,349 6,795 $344K
Oklahoma 1,244 6,304 $410K
Nebraska 834 5,989 $341K
Maryland 1,223 5,937 $379K
Arkansas 1,002 5,894 $323K
Utah 978 5,042 $389K
Connecticut 971 4,888 $280K
Mississippi 692 3,988 $210K
Nevada 737 3,885 $277K
West Virginia 717 3,608 $229K
Idaho 573 3,138 $211K
New Mexico 624 3,066 $210K
South Dakota 420 3,038 $167K
North Dakota 492 2,886 $175K
New Hampshire 521 2,723 $174K
Maine 506 2,571 $198K
Montana 299 1,784 $108K
Vermont 287 1,525 $88.5K
Hawaii 306 1,400 $111K
Delaware 250 1,127 $66.7K
Rhode Island 189 1,054 $52.2K
District of Columbia 236 980 $56.3K
Alaska 112 947 $38.1K
Wyoming 98 564 $32.8K
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 CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DARIO NARRO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,068

WESLACO

Texas

RAJESH PAHWA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled901

KANSAS CITY

Kansas

ENRICO FAZZINI DO

Neurology

Claims Filled818

FOREST HILLS

New York

NICKLESH THAKUR D.O.

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled811

SACRAMENTO

California

RICARDO PLASENCIA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled768

MIAMI

Florida

ROBERT IZOR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled761

AUSTIN

Texas

LAWRENCE ELMER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled728

TOLEDO

Ohio

ANGELA HARDWICK M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled675

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

MARTHA NANCE

Neurology

Claims Filled671

ST LOUIS PARK

Minnesota

KAREN BLINDAUER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled624

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

CYNTHIA REED M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled592

TUCSON

Arizona

KATHLEEN WOSCHKOLUP MD

Neurology

Claims Filled588

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

LEWISTON BIRKMANN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled581

LINCOLN

Nebraska

SUSIE RO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled580

SPOKANE

Washington

MARIANA VARGA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled564

AUSTIN

Texas

GEORGE PLOTKIN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled552

TYLER

Texas

JOHN ROBERTS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled539

SEATTLE

Washington

SUSAN BASER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled529

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

CHADWICK CHRISTINE M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled524

SAN FRANCISCO

California

JOSE DIAZ PIMENTEL MD

Claims Filled522

MIRAMAR

Florida

NARENDRA DHADUK MD MPH FAAN

Neurology

Claims Filled509

LEBANON

Pennsylvania

SOTIRIOS PARASHOS M.D., PH.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled503

EDINA

Minnesota

THOMAS HILL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled499

AUSTIN

Texas

BURTON SCOTT MD

Neurology

Claims Filled495

DURHAM

North Carolina

AMY DUPPSTADT - DELAMBO NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled493

CHARLESTON

South Carolina