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METHYLPHENIDATE LA

METHYLPHENIDATE HCL

Concerta (Methylphenidate) is a stimulant. Researchers don't know exactly how it works for ADHD, but it increases norepinephrine and dopamine activity in the brain, which affects attention and behavior. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Ritalin

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

19.2K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1086 of 3395

$3.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1254 of 3395

3,765
Patients

Rank: 1223 of 3395

4,681
Prescribers

Rank: 1058 of 3395

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60%

of people say

it's worth it

42%

of people say

it worked well

19%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

N/A

2011

8,412

2012

14.5K

2013

20.1K

2014

19.2K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

N/A

2011

$1.45M

2012

$2.68M

2013

$3.94M

2014

$3.7M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

N/A

2011

$145

2012

$165

2013

$223

2014

$244

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 318 1,427 $295K
Massachusetts 226 1,391 $252K
Michigan 243 1,290 $267K
California 230 965 $214K
Ohio 185 904 $180K
Pennsylvania 169 836 $163K
Minnesota 137 813 $153K
Texas 171 744 $153K
Illinois 117 696 $119K
North Carolina 149 661 $113K
Florida 142 568 $110K
Indiana 112 546 $103K
Wisconsin 112 540 $99.6K
Washington 107 468 $97.9K
Oregon 83 461 $95.4K
Connecticut 91 445 $92.2K
Tennessee 83 420 $70.1K
Maryland 81 418 $87.2K
Missouri 81 403 $77.5K
Virginia 86 394 $74.1K
New Jersey 77 340 $61.3K
Kentucky 57 331 $54.6K
New Hampshire 46 300 $42.6K
Iowa 42 275 $48.3K
South Carolina 60 268 $50.7K
Georgia 56 255 $50.7K
Arizona 51 244 $47.5K
Colorado 56 238 $48K
Alabama 48 229 $47.4K
Kansas 40 225 $41.7K
Maine 38 225 $43.8K
Oklahoma 40 224 $34K
Montana 40 175 $30.6K
Louisiana 35 167 $44.4K
Vermont 31 150 $26.5K
Utah 34 147 $21.6K
Idaho 27 109 $20.4K
Nebraska 19 93 $20.7K
South Dakota 14 88 $15.5K
Nevada 15 76 $14.9K
North Dakota 16 74 $13.3K
Delaware 14 72 $16.8K
New Mexico 16 64 $13.6K
Mississippi 14 61 $12.1K
West Virginia 13 61 $10.6K
District of Columbia 16 54 $18.9K
Hawaii 50 $8,047
Rhode Island 15 48 $8,118
Arkansas 13 40 $8,676
Alaska 17 $2,433
Wyoming 11 $1,724
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 METHYLPHENIDATE LA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MEGAN CARMAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

FRANKLIN

New Hampshire