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Prescriber Checkup » SPIRONOLACTONE

SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Also treats high blood pressure, heart failure, and low blood potassium (hypokalemia). This medicine is a diuretic (water pill). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

3.37M
Medicare Part D Claims
$60.4M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 343,357 $5.44M
Florida 263,121 $3.79M
Texas 233,839 $3.79M
New York 219,206 $3.22M
Pennsylvania 204,305 $2.98M
Ohio 186,482 $2.65M
Illinois 169,571 $2.36M
North Carolina 149,094 $2.07M
Tennessee 134,676 $1.85M
Missouri 122,262 $1.64M
Indiana 115,920 $1.67M
Georgia 108,162 $1.54M
Michigan 106,589 $1.76M
Virginia 95,999 $1.35M
Kentucky 94,322 $1.27M
Alabama 91,685 $1.19M
Wisconsin 88,279 $1.38M
New Jersey 81,923 $1.27M
Washington 81,836 $1.28M
Iowa 76,221 $903K
Arizona 72,463 $1.14M
Massachusetts 70,262 $1.1M
Louisiana 69,730 $900K
Mississippi 68,973 $845K
South Carolina 67,022 $931K
Minnesota 63,966 $997K
Oregon 63,746 $941K
Arkansas 61,272 $768K
Puerto Rico 59,511 $737K
Kansas 55,939 $782K
Oklahoma 54,890 $844K
Colorado 54,083 $786K
Maryland 41,204 $706K
Nebraska 40,277 $461K
West Virginia 39,205 $583K
Connecticut 37,628 $590K
Idaho 28,890 $416K
New Mexico 28,851 $468K
Nevada 24,573 $374K
Utah 21,594 $352K
Montana 20,369 $293K
Maine 19,766 $340K
South Dakota 19,188 $261K
North Dakota 15,523 $216K
Rhode Island 13,062 $191K
New Hampshire 12,610 $222K
Hawaii 10,512 $159K
Wyoming 8,940 $126K
Vermont 8,401 $149K
Delaware 7,956 $144K
Alaska 5,841 $80.6K
District of Columbia 4,392 $66.9K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths 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
AZARIAH KIRUBAKARAN M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled584

KEARNEY

Nebraska

MUKESH GUPTA MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled570

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

CHARLES MOORE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled551

JACKSON

Mississippi

STANLEY SHIN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled546

STATESBORO

Georgia

ROBERT MYERS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled541

DALLAS

Texas

FRANK MCGREW MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled538

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

WAHEED AKHTAR MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled536

GOLDSBORO

North Carolina

BRADLEY GOAD DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled536

GALAX

Virginia

HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled535

LOS ANGELES

California

CYNTHIA LANOU M.S., ANP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled531

PORTLAND

Oregon

EDGAR WILLARD M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled530

WINTER HAVEN

Florida

JOSE GARCIA MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled525

CLARKSTON

Washington

LEON BLUE M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled525

SEARCY

Arkansas

JULIAN ESPIRITU M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled523

SOUTH CHARLESTON

West Virginia

CLEATIOUS SMITH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled520

JAY

Florida

INDRA PAL

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled505

STREATOR

Illinois

PAUL LEHMITZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled492

LARAMIE

Wyoming

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled492

FORT WORTH

Texas

MICHAEL CAPLAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled490

DANVILLE

Virginia

LAURA GIVENS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled487

HOUSTON

Texas

ARVIND GANDHI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled487

MUNSTER

Indiana

GOPAL NAIR

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled485

CHESTERFIELD

Missouri

ALLEN SPITLER MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled481

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri

RAMA THUMATI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled481

POMONA

California

HENRY SHOENTHAL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled479

NEW PARIS

Pennsylvania