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RIVASTIGMINE

Exelon (Rivastigmine) 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, a process that breaks down in Alzheimer's. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Exelon

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

141K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 600 of 3395

$53.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 418 of 3395

64,577
Patients

Rank: 492 of 3395

32,801
Prescribers

Rank: 497 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

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2011

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2012

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2013

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2014

141K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

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2011

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2013

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2014

$53.7M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

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2012

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2013

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2014

$130

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 6,673 14,935 $5.45M
Florida 6,182 13,071 $4.86M
Ohio 4,065 9,217 $3.58M
California 4,179 8,711 $3.47M
New York 4,122 8,697 $3.46M
Pennsylvania 3,276 7,252 $2.86M
Illinois 2,710 6,397 $2.34M
Michigan 2,504 5,031 $2.13M
Georgia 2,278 4,943 $1.76M
North Carolina 2,155 4,828 $1.67M
New Jersey 2,140 4,575 $1.76M
Tennessee 2,015 4,502 $1.6M
Indiana 1,941 4,246 $1.59M
Alabama 1,615 3,546 $1.28M
South Carolina 1,536 3,452 $1.26M
Missouri 1,311 2,787 $1.02M
Massachusetts 1,100 2,532 $982K
Arizona 1,052 2,195 $852K
Connecticut 961 2,175 $793K
Virginia 999 2,064 $794K
Louisiana 973 2,063 $744K
Kentucky 1,046 2,059 $829K
Maryland 848 1,794 $726K
Wisconsin 751 1,730 $639K
Kansas 761 1,707 $605K
Oklahoma 723 1,587 $620K
Oregon 533 1,272 $469K
Colorado 505 1,136 $437K
Washington 458 1,025 $394K
West Virginia 418 847 $335K
Arkansas 387 834 $297K
Hawaii 375 786 $351K
Iowa 354 776 $283K
Mississippi 355 703 $244K
Minnesota 308 679 $271K
Rhode Island 265 649 $214K
Nevada 279 632 $224K
New Mexico 228 500 $201K
Nebraska 186 420 $145K
New Hampshire 190 408 $163K
Maine 170 356 $141K
Delaware 140 282 $131K
Utah 118 246 $102K
District of Columbia 133 245 $95.8K
Idaho 102 218 $86.5K
Vermont 71 149 $62.4K
North Dakota 57 132 $48.5K
South Dakota 50 116 $37.4K
Wyoming 23 50 $18.4K
Alaska 26 45 $21.2K
Montana 23 41 $20.2K
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 RIVASTIGMINE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
GARY FIGIEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled206

ATLANTA

Georgia

JAMES RIDER D.O.

Claims Filled178

WINCHESTER

Kansas

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled145

TUCKER

Georgia

LOWELL CLARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled129

BUSHNELL

Florida

FRANK FLOCA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled125

AUSTIN

Texas

RADU CIUBUC MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled116

EL PASO

Texas

WILLIAM SHANKLE MS, M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled113

IRVINE

California

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled111

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

NIVEA RIBAS M D

Neurology

Claims Filled110

MIAMI LAKES

Florida

KENNETH BIROS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled107

CANAL FULTON

Ohio

JOHN WAGNER M.D., C.M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled104

CULLMAN

Alabama

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled102

LORAIN

Ohio

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled101

FORT WORTH

Texas

MICHAEL BERNARDO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled99

NEWBERRY

South Carolina

LAURA FUNKE FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled98

ORCHARD PARK

New York

FRANCISCO RICART MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled94

CORAL GABLES

Florida

AMARILIS CORCHADO PEREZ MD

Neurology

Claims Filled94

ISABELA

Puerto Rico

LOUIS GARY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled93

GODFREY

Illinois

ROBERT HARBAUGH M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled92

SANTA BARBARA

California

DONALD SCHMECHEL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled92

WEST COLUMBIA

South Carolina

RANJAN DUARA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled89

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

JOHN POTOMSKI DO CMA

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled88

MELBOURNE

Florida

LAURA GIVENS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled88

BOERNE

Texas

AMALIA TOUS

Specialist

Claims Filled82

BAYAMOM

Puerto Rico

BELA AJTAI MD, PHD

Neurology

Claims Filled79

AMHERST

New York