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SPIRONOLACTONE

Aldactone (Spironolactone) is a potassium-sparing diuretic that blocks aldosterone (a hormone) and helps the kidney get rid of excess fluids in your body. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

5.24M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 63 of 3362

$62.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 344 of 3362

1,087,203
Patients

Rank: 80 of 3362

283,715
Prescribers

Rank: 60 of 3362

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29%

of people say

it's worth it

43%

of people say

it worked well

21%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Midamor Dyrenium Inspra

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 93,111 409,681 $5.38M
Florida 78,228 332,108 $4.07M
Texas 73,051 318,791 $4.12M
New York 62,830 292,808 $3.33M
Pennsylvania 50,033 255,859 $2.81M
Ohio 52,920 250,752 $3.11M
Illinois 43,034 203,477 $2.36M
North Carolina 39,533 202,495 $2.18M
Tennessee 34,806 168,245 $1.91M
Michigan 42,209 168,197 $2.1M
Missouri 29,509 152,989 $1.66M
Georgia 30,240 151,885 $1.79M
Indiana 31,012 144,708 $1.79M
Virginia 26,455 124,065 $1.46M
Kentucky 22,107 113,707 $1.3M
Alabama 23,360 111,783 $1.2M
Wisconsin 23,184 110,346 $1.47M
New Jersey 25,942 107,661 $1.3M
Washington 21,771 97,799 $1.23M
South Carolina 19,404 93,559 $1M
Massachusetts 19,096 93,492 $1.22M
Arizona 22,345 91,675 $1.23M
Louisiana 17,880 90,057 $909K
Iowa 15,777 86,527 $863K
Mississippi 14,969 81,450 $775K
Minnesota 16,243 72,896 $987K
Oregon 15,658 71,997 $947K
Arkansas 13,191 71,321 $698K
Colorado 16,209 71,065 $888K
Kansas 12,602 65,231 $782K
Oklahoma 13,637 62,766 $777K
Maryland 14,060 54,194 $771K
Connecticut 11,083 49,886 $654K
Nebraska 8,278 48,435 $454K
West Virginia 9,193 45,473 $526K
New Mexico 8,023 33,475 $453K
Idaho 7,260 32,852 $402K
Nevada 7,729 32,080 $414K
Utah 6,621 28,380 $391K
South Dakota 4,329 23,858 $256K
Maine 5,570 23,728 $362K
Montana 4,683 23,415 $267K
New Hampshire 4,004 17,364 $243K
North Dakota 3,337 17,343 $190K
Rhode Island 3,133 16,638 $204K
Delaware 3,225 11,524 $175K
Hawaii 2,431 10,288 $132K
Vermont 2,031 9,059 $121K
Wyoming 1,845 8,919 $107K
District of Columbia 1,778 6,872 $85.7K
Alaska 1,151 6,469 $71.4K
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 SPIRONOLACTONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ILYA RACHMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,336

LOS ANGELES

California

ASHUTOSH LOHE MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled1,243

BARBOURVILLE

Kentucky

GARY HOWARD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,134

MONTEVALLO

Alabama

BRUCE BROCKWAY MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled1,010

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

JOSEPH SAMAHA MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled1,003

GERMANTOWN

Tennessee

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled913

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

DON LEE M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled887

GLENDALE

California

RICHARD HRANAC M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled849

KEARNEY

Nebraska

RICHARD ABBEN MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled848

HOUMA

Louisiana

GREGORY EGNACZYK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled804

CINCINNATI

Ohio

WILLIAM LAFOE MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled796

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri

NASSER TEHRANI MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled791

PERRY

Georgia

HAROLD WHEELER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled764

GREENWOOD

Mississippi

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled759

TUCKER

Georgia

RICHARD WHITE MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled754

ROCHESTER

New York

GODWIN D'SOUZA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled743

CHICAGO

Illinois

JOHN BOOTH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled741

FLORENCE

South Carolina

MICHAEL MUISE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled725

FREEPORT

Illinois

WILLIAM SMITH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled722

RUSTON

Louisiana

LAURA GIVENS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled705

BOERNE

Texas

KENNETH BURNHAM MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled699

MOBILE

Alabama

SUDHENDU CHOUBEY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled694

ROANOKE

Virginia

DAMODER KESIREDDY M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled693

BRYAN

Ohio

EUGENE CHUNG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled687

CINCINNATI

Ohio

JOSE RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled681

AMERICUS

Georgia