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LITHOBID

LITHIUM CARBONATE

Researchers don't know exactly how Lithobid (Lithium) works, but it seems to affect chemicals in the brain that regulate mood. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Lithium

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

3,406
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1700 of 3395

$1.61M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1558 of 3395

546
Patients

Rank: 1945 of 3395

667
Prescribers

Rank: 1824 of 3395

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Alternatives:

Lamictal Tegretol Topamax

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

6,404

2011

5,673

2012

4,894

2013

4,004

2014

3,406

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.26M

2011

$1.27M

2012

$1.24M

2013

$1.3M

2014

$1.61M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$346

2011

$366

2012

$413

2013

$535

2014

$627

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 127 535 $254K
New York 47 345 $164K
Texas 32 179 $93.6K
New Jersey 27 172 $79.7K
Ohio 23 166 $72.5K
Pennsylvania 26 165 $80.3K
Wisconsin 20 155 $89.1K
Florida 25 129 $69.9K
Minnesota 13 117 $60.7K
Massachusetts 24 111 $59.3K
Michigan 14 104 $40.7K
North Carolina 17 99 $44.3K
Tennessee 11 79 $42.4K
Illinois 77 $36.2K
Virginia 76 $31K
New Hampshire 67 $16.5K
Georgia 62 $26.8K
Missouri 53 $28K
Washington 51 $20.5K
Colorado 48 $22K
Iowa 46 $15.4K
Maryland 43 $21.6K
South Carolina 41 $21K
New Mexico 37 $18.6K
Arizona 36 $15.8K
Indiana 36 $19.7K
Oregon 35 $24.5K
Kansas 29 $10.8K
Kentucky 28 $10.4K
Vermont 27 $15.6K
Connecticut 27 $9,262
Arkansas 24 $9,313
Alabama 21 $6,164
West Virginia 21 $3,332
District of Columbia 19 $13.7K
Maine 18 $7,294
Delaware 17 $7,076
Rhode Island 17 $7,022
Oklahoma 13 $4,346
Hawaii 13 $6,036
Mississippi 12 $1,844
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 LITHOBID

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JAMES KATES MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

DOVER

New Hampshire