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DONEPEZIL HCL ODT

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 2015

68K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 752 of 3395

$2.62M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1376 of 3395

15,340
Patients

Rank: 810 of 3395

12,663
Prescribers

Rank: 746 of 3395

More info on related drug Aricept »

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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

50.8K

2011

55.7K

2012

64.1K

2013

70.5K

2014

68K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$6.99M

2011

$4.81M

2012

$4.11M

2013

$3.37M

2014

$2.62M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$110

2011

$61

2012

$50

2013

$46

2014

$41

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 1,586 7,286 $346K
New York 1,327 6,299 $314K
Florida 1,366 5,302 $182K
Texas 1,208 4,608 $186K
North Carolina 918 4,379 $124K
Pennsylvania 734 3,253 $146K
Ohio 715 3,043 $77.5K
Illinois 591 2,811 $92K
Georgia 500 2,489 $82.9K
New Jersey 520 2,265 $81.5K
Michigan 520 1,949 $68.6K
Virginia 372 1,677 $52.7K
Tennessee 352 1,479 $58.8K
Missouri 303 1,446 $46.4K
Indiana 334 1,400 $54.2K
South Carolina 309 1,391 $68.8K
Mississippi 203 1,284 $45.9K
Oregon 201 1,112 $56.9K
Kentucky 260 1,065 $33.1K
Massachusetts 232 1,004 $36K
Wisconsin 197 948 $30.3K
Alabama 217 913 $40.4K
Connecticut 193 841 $28.5K
Washington 192 835 $29.1K
Arkansas 133 731 $30.7K
Maryland 179 700 $30.9K
Louisiana 159 646 $23.2K
Arizona 185 642 $20.8K
Kansas 112 584 $13.7K
Hawaii 85 520 $21K
Colorado 139 470 $12.1K
Minnesota 107 464 $12.1K
Oklahoma 117 436 $16.3K
Iowa 83 417 $10.2K
West Virginia 87 364 $18.1K
Maine 87 316 $25.9K
Rhode Island 57 298 $13.6K
New Hampshire 63 223 $9,455
Utah 49 219 $5,855
Nebraska 43 218 $6,449
District of Columbia 50 207 $9,316
Nevada 66 198 $17.8K
New Mexico 63 180 $6,983
Idaho 29 146 $3,680
Vermont 32 133 $3,266
Delaware 39 97 $2,836
Montana 16 91 $1,585
South Dakota 14 61 $1,350
North Dakota 13 46 $781
Alaska 35 $362
Wyoming 26 $356
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 DONEPEZIL HCL ODT

Provider Medicare Claims City State
PIYUSH PATEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled328

COLUMBUS

Georgia

BING LIU MD

Neurology

Claims Filled295

CONCORD

North Carolina

HAROLD WHEELER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled209

GREENWOOD

Mississippi

BENEDICTO GALINDO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled200

WAIPAHU

Hawaii

CARLOS QUINTANA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled189

SAN FRANCISCO

California

CHRISTINA DOLACK DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled122

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

HALFORD MEYER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled113

COLUMBIA

South Carolina

SOCRATES ZAPATA-CAMPUSANO M.D.

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine OMM

Claims Filled103

HAMMOND

Louisiana

THIHALOLIPAVAN SAYALOLIPAVAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled86

GETZVILLE

New York

RAJARAJESWARI MAJETY MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled85

CROWN POINT

Indiana

ANDREW SPERLIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled79

PORTLAND

Oregon

JOHN CORDER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled79

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

TONI HALEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled77

CARBONDALE

Illinois

GEORGE SCOTT MD

Neurology

Claims Filled76

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

ALBERT RIDDLE MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled76

HAWORTH

New Jersey

SAMVEL HMAYAKYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled73

GLENDALE

California

CHARLES GIVENS M.D,

Family Medicine

Claims Filled71

READING

Pennsylvania

TED CLONTZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled69

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

MONICA MAHAJAN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled69

BUFFALO

New York

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled65

DUBLIN

Georgia

KRISTINE TEODORI DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled63

CROWN POINT

Indiana

HEATHER BARNETT RN, MSN, CNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Health

Claims Filled61

AUSTIN

Texas

RATISH KAURA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

NAPERVILLE

Illinois

JOHN HEY MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled60

GREENWOOD

Mississippi

PAUL BUCKMAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled59

NATHALIE

Virginia