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TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (edema) caused by congestive heart failure, kidney disease, or liver disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

1.41M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 189 of 3395

$24.8M
Retail Cost

Rank: 634 of 3395

303,041
Patients

Rank: 231 of 3395

120,345
Prescribers

Rank: 215 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.01M

2011

1.06M

2012

1.19M

2013

1.32M

2014

1.41M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$29.4M

2011

$27.3M

2012

$27M

2013

$23.5M

2014

$24.8M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$45

2011

$44

2012

$39

2013

$35

2014

$38

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 27,262 120,653 $2.04M
Texas 22,341 92,380 $1.71M
Ohio 18,280 83,561 $1.75M
Florida 18,743 72,938 $1.1M
North Carolina 13,420 66,309 $1.08M
Pennsylvania 13,244 65,215 $1.12M
Illinois 13,410 61,308 $1.01M
Georgia 11,366 53,004 $814K
Indiana 11,155 52,202 $970K
New Jersey 13,075 51,651 $764K
Missouri 9,749 50,143 $806K
Michigan 11,438 45,112 $777K
California 10,607 44,396 $791K
Massachusetts 8,481 43,940 $962K
Tennessee 9,203 41,620 $741K
Alabama 8,529 37,240 $620K
Minnesota 7,062 32,858 $737K
Kentucky 5,993 28,558 $490K
South Carolina 6,245 28,259 $435K
Oklahoma 6,172 27,596 $550K
Louisiana 5,466 26,798 $362K
Washington 5,649 25,127 $492K
Virginia 5,695 24,736 $425K
West Virginia 4,381 21,331 $328K
Mississippi 3,668 18,411 $267K
Wisconsin 3,573 17,639 $321K
Oregon 3,640 16,880 $365K
Nebraska 2,919 15,762 $272K
Arkansas 2,938 14,797 $214K
Iowa 2,654 14,025 $258K
Kansas 2,786 13,782 $243K
Connecticut 2,939 12,515 $276K
Arizona 2,602 9,235 $161K
Idaho 1,791 8,318 $146K
Utah 2,106 8,228 $164K
Colorado 1,893 7,968 $150K
New Hampshire 1,687 7,881 $160K
Nevada 1,952 7,300 $121K
Maryland 1,883 6,515 $139K
Vermont 1,369 6,471 $105K
Montana 997 4,715 $76.6K
South Dakota 633 3,451 $56.2K
New Mexico 785 2,764 $46K
Rhode Island 555 2,709 $46.6K
Maine 725 2,655 $73.5K
Alaska 318 1,945 $25.9K
North Dakota 372 1,693 $31.2K
Hawaii 312 1,300 $22.5K
District of Columbia 372 1,268 $25.6K
Wyoming 247 1,006 $19.8K
Delaware 254 888 $17.5K
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 TORSEMIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,293

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

ALEXANDRE ALEXEYENKO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,147

LYNN

Massachusetts

STEPHEN WELTON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,019

SIKESTON

Missouri

RONALD KANTOLA DO

Specialist

Claims Filled804

FORT SMITH

Arkansas

D HENRY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled751

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

RONALD DUEMLER MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled722

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

RAPHAEL HIGGINBOTHAM M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled699

OPELOUSAS

Louisiana

GUIDO RING MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled667

CORDELE

Georgia

JANY MOUSSA M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled660

WICHITA

Kansas

ROBERT GREER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled648

THIBODAUX

Louisiana

JAMES PIKE D.O.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled633

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

ALI MOHAMMED M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled622

FLINT

Michigan

MARSHALL ANDERSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled591

BURLINGTON

North Carolina

ROBERT RIEKSE MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled588

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

MICHAEL GEN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled575

FRESNO

California

WILLIAM WINKELMEYER M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled562

COLUMBIA

Missouri

JEFFREY AMIDON D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled556

ROME

New York

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled554

LORAIN

Ohio

KAMBIZ ZANDI-NEJAD M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled549

BOSTON

Massachusetts

ANDREW BROBBEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled539

EUCLID

Ohio

CHARLES CAREY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled532

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

KEVIN SCULLY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled520

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

ASHRAF ABOURAHMA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled519

OAK LAWN

Illinois

JOSHUA WILLIS MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled516

MARIETTA

Georgia

BENJAMIN POTKIN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled493

SANTA CRUZ

California