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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)) is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that makes you urinate more. It works in the kidneys to remove extra water and certain electrolytes, while lowering blood pressure and reducing swelling. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

17.9M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 14 of 3395

$103M
Retail Cost

Rank: 261 of 3395

3,944,627
Patients

Rank: 19 of 3395

395,186
Prescribers

Rank: 27 of 3395

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47%

of people say

it's worth it

31%

of people say

it worked well

16%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

16.9M

2011

17.1M

2012

18M

2013

18M

2014

17.9M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$95.3M

2011

$98.1M

2012

$111M

2013

$107M

2014

$103M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$19

2011

$18

2012

$18

2013

$17

2014

$15

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 438,274 1,800,073 $11.8M
Florida 291,177 1,206,168 $7.63M
New York 254,986 1,190,129 $6.29M
Texas 230,240 947,656 $5.74M
Pennsylvania 190,517 915,038 $4.73M
Ohio 168,489 762,014 $4.36M
Illinois 153,954 690,212 $3.91M
North Carolina 141,826 678,220 $3.57M
Georgia 113,999 556,661 $2.96M
Massachusetts 112,389 534,043 $2.76M
Michigan 131,404 518,525 $2.97M
Tennessee 96,213 442,947 $2.46M
Virginia 96,868 431,363 $2.66M
Missouri 85,918 420,874 $2.26M
New Jersey 96,626 382,927 $2.46M
Kentucky 70,905 361,742 $1.82M
Indiana 82,589 356,779 $2.32M
Washington 85,884 352,438 $2.06M
Louisiana 68,877 349,765 $1.87M
Wisconsin 84,144 347,710 $2.08M
Minnesota 78,871 317,664 $1.84M
Alabama 66,940 300,675 $1.51M
South Carolina 63,831 298,158 $1.63M
Arizona 71,461 281,250 $1.82M
Maryland 62,345 232,784 $1.48M
Oregon 55,153 231,396 $1.28M
Iowa 46,085 222,251 $1.12M
Mississippi 41,055 216,630 $1.05M
Arkansas 40,135 211,891 $956K
Connecticut 49,718 208,755 $1.27M
Oklahoma 46,624 206,386 $1.11M
Colorado 48,947 195,251 $1.33M
Kansas 35,081 166,460 $933K
West Virginia 30,730 151,559 $783K
New Mexico 25,781 105,083 $562K
Maine 26,914 103,380 $670K
Nevada 25,867 100,894 $688K
Nebraska 19,760 100,575 $496K
Rhode Island 18,032 94,138 $494K
New Hampshire 19,386 79,971 $502K
Utah 19,526 75,879 $459K
Idaho 18,346 74,186 $422K
Montana 13,130 56,467 $304K
North Dakota 11,669 53,101 $285K
South Dakota 10,769 52,709 $277K
Delaware 14,023 50,647 $370K
Hawaii 11,451 44,485 $349K
Vermont 11,300 44,029 $274K
District of Columbia 9,082 41,148 $205K
Wyoming 5,910 24,663 $145K
Alaska 3,438 16,579 $98K
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 HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
GEORGE PURSLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled941

AUGUSTA

Georgia

WILBERT CHETTY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled941

ROANOKE RAPIDS

North Carolina

MARIA ACOSTA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled938

LYONS

Georgia

WILLIAM SUAREZ ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled928

HIALEAH

Florida

RAFAEL LANTIGUA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled926

NEW YORK

New York

JAMES MCAVOY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled925

ELBERTON

Georgia

JOHN MANN MD

General Practice

Claims Filled921

DUNN

North Carolina

RAMON DELMONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled916

NEW YORK

New York

JAMES GALLOWAY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled911

AYDEN

North Carolina

MAURICE CHAMPION M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled906

IOWA CITY

Iowa

REINALDO SANTANA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled904

ORLANDO

Florida

PATRICK HAYDEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled900

RUSSELLVILLE

Kentucky

BRIAN HIGGINS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled899

BRUSLY

Louisiana

TRICIA CHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled896

BRONX

New York

JAMES GREENBERG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled893

SAN FRANCISCO

California

JEROME EPPLIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled890

LITCHFIELD

Illinois

JACQUELINE FERNANDEZ M.D.

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Clinic/Center

Claims Filled885

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE TENDERO M.D

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled884

HIALEAH

Florida

ASHIR WAHAB MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled882

LYNWOOD

Illinois

JAMES POLHILL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled874

LOUISVILLE

Georgia

ORLANDO RANGEL M.D. P.A.

General Practice

Claims Filled871

TAMPA

Florida

ABDULLAH ARSHAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled855

HAYTI

Missouri

ROBERTO DIAZ M.D.

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled850

ALICE

Texas

ENRIQUE FERNANDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled848

MIAMI

Florida

FARAH SALMAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled843

JACKSONVILLE

Florida