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ETHOSUXIMIDE

Zarontin (ethosuximide) is a succinimide. It controls seizures by stopping a signal in your nerves that can start seizures. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Zarontin

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

14.2K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1196 of 3395

$2.32M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1417 of 3395

1,794
Patients

Rank: 1503 of 3395

2,165
Prescribers

Rank: 1353 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

12.8K

2011

13.1K

2012

13.9K

2013

14K

2014

14.2K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.4M

2011

$1.48M

2012

$1.58M

2013

$2.03M

2014

$2.32M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$183

2011

$166

2012

$159

2013

$204

2014

$246

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 107 852 $130K
Florida 112 802 $129K
Pennsylvania 94 802 $121K
California 114 695 $144K
Washington 83 682 $124K
Illinois 87 673 $92.6K
Texas 98 664 $109K
Ohio 85 650 $104K
Minnesota 70 607 $125K
Massachusetts 65 557 $98.2K
Michigan 76 534 $87.5K
North Carolina 50 385 $59.9K
Indiana 51 348 $58.7K
Utah 43 330 $53.6K
Wisconsin 35 299 $41.5K
Tennessee 40 298 $40.1K
Georgia 40 288 $49.4K
Missouri 35 287 $45.5K
New Jersey 36 287 $45.8K
Kentucky 37 283 $39.7K
Oklahoma 36 268 $45.1K
Oregon 33 253 $39.6K
Arkansas 26 242 $36.1K
Virginia 28 230 $36.1K
South Carolina 27 209 $32.2K
Louisiana 29 201 $42.8K
Colorado 26 196 $31K
Iowa 25 190 $31.1K
Arizona 29 166 $31.2K
Alabama 21 161 $24.7K
West Virginia 17 160 $26.7K
Kansas 22 156 $23K
Nebraska 15 143 $25.2K
Maine 18 142 $23.2K
South Dakota 13 117 $18.8K
Maryland 16 107 $16.3K
Connecticut 15 105 $12.9K
Idaho 14 102 $17.3K
New Hampshire 16 88 $14.8K
Montana 77 $9,775
North Dakota 68 $14.1K
Delaware 68 $9,849
Mississippi 66 $7,254
New Mexico 12 65 $8,356
Vermont 48 $11.9K
Rhode Island 41 $6,755
Nevada 34 $6,264
Hawaii 33 $2,243
District of Columbia 17 $4,213
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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