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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Microzide (Hydrochlorothiazide (Hctz)) is a thiazide diuretic (water pill). It works in the kidneys to make you urinate more, which removes extra water and certain electrolytes. This lowers blood pressure and swelling. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

18M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 13 of 3362

$107M
Retail Cost

Rank: 224 of 3362

3,872,230
Patients

Rank: 18 of 3362

387,785
Prescribers

Rank: 26 of 3362

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47%

of people say

it's worth it

31%

of people say

it worked well

15%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 440,435 1,846,031 $12.5M
New York 255,342 1,223,817 $6.66M
Florida 282,010 1,201,966 $7.78M
Pennsylvania 187,420 932,642 $4.83M
Texas 221,424 929,826 $5.95M
Ohio 165,789 758,101 $4.67M
North Carolina 138,765 685,164 $3.7M
Illinois 149,702 683,871 $4.08M
Massachusetts 111,919 547,183 $2.94M
Georgia 109,415 540,851 $3.1M
Michigan 128,168 503,242 $3M
Tennessee 93,196 443,045 $2.53M
Virginia 95,060 431,377 $2.75M
Missouri 84,374 418,622 $2.39M
New Jersey 93,982 375,572 $2.53M
Washington 85,506 357,763 $2.13M
Kentucky 69,446 357,537 $1.92M
Wisconsin 82,634 354,336 $2.21M
Indiana 80,138 351,941 $2.34M
Louisiana 66,774 345,171 $1.97M
Minnesota 79,241 326,229 $1.84M
Alabama 66,059 313,557 $1.63M
South Carolina 61,283 290,453 $1.66M
Arizona 69,593 278,389 $1.88M
Oregon 55,429 236,866 $1.37M
Iowa 45,635 227,136 $1.14M
Maryland 59,339 225,263 $1.51M
Mississippi 39,413 211,489 $1.07M
Oklahoma 45,959 209,222 $1.17M
Arkansas 38,894 207,540 $999K
Connecticut 47,367 205,174 $1.32M
Colorado 47,582 192,885 $1.34M
Kansas 34,737 167,616 $977K
West Virginia 30,202 150,403 $832K
Maine 27,108 106,993 $702K
New Mexico 25,390 105,377 $597K
Nebraska 19,480 101,856 $532K
Nevada 25,094 99,269 $698K
Rhode Island 18,321 97,913 $491K
New Hampshire 17,528 74,478 $477K
Utah 18,681 73,519 $457K
Idaho 17,557 72,072 $428K
Montana 13,014 58,286 $326K
North Dakota 11,632 55,612 $305K
South Dakota 10,447 52,089 $272K
Delaware 13,239 48,427 $394K
Hawaii 11,505 48,284 $382K
Vermont 10,692 43,033 $276K
District of Columbia 8,946 42,111 $223K
Wyoming 5,860 25,276 $145K
Alaska 3,499 17,148 $102K
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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
JAMES POLHILL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled884

LOUISVILLE

Georgia

WILLIAM WHATLEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled883

OPELIKA

Alabama

YAN SUAREZ MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled881

BRONX

New York

GEORGE PURSLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled879

AUGUSTA

Georgia

UNIQUE MICHAUD MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled873

DORCHESTER CENTER

Massachusetts

DANIEL SANCHEZ M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled860

LOS ANGELES

California

JAIME RODRIGUEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled853

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

ORLANDO RANGEL M.D. P.A.

General Practice

Claims Filled851

TAMPA

Florida

WILLIAM SUAREZ ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled849

MIAMI

Florida

FRANCIS TAYLOR M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled849

CONWAY

North Carolina

FARAH SALMAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled848

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

STEVEN DIMMITT D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled848

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

RUTH OSOWSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled845

BRONX

New York

SYED ANWAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled845

BEAUMONT

Texas

BOSHRA ZAKHARY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled840

DANVILLE

Virginia

BENJAMIN RUCKER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled839

AUGUSTA

Georgia

ANTHONY KUMMER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled835

WINSTON-SALEM

North Carolina

MICHAEL SATCHELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled834

ALBANY

Georgia

DAVID EVANS M. D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled834

SEARCY

Arkansas

CARLOS SILVA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled833

TAMPA

Florida

MARIA MOLINA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled831

HIALEAH

Florida

LUIS ANDUX M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled827

MIAMI

Florida

BLAS MIRANDA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled822

EL PASO

Texas

PAUL EASON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled819

MARTINSVILLE

Virginia

BRUCE BARTON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled817

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana