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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
MICHAEL RITCHIE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled671

KOKOMO

Indiana

DALPINDER SANDHU MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled665

FRESNO

California

CALVIN REID MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled664

DOTHAN

Alabama

SAADI ALBAGHDADI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled664

CLINTON

Iowa

HARRY BISHOP M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled664

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

ROBERT MYERS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled661

DALLAS

Texas

MICHAEL ACHINGER MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled658

LAKELAND

Florida

WAHEED AKHTAR MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled656

GOLDSBORO

North Carolina

MATTHEW BLOCK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled656

LAURINBURG

North Carolina

CARLOS SALGADO RODRIGUEZ MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled654

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

KANDARP PATEL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled654

JACKSON

Tennessee

RICHARD HOLM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled653

BROOKINGS

South Dakota

RAMILO GATAPIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled648

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

MICHAEL DEHNING MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled639

OMAHA

Nebraska

FADHIL HUSSEIN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled638

TOLEDO

Ohio

MARIA MARTI LON MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled637

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

TIMOTHY ESTES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled636

JACKSON

Mississippi

LEON BLUE M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled631

SEARCY

Arkansas

MICHAEL MIRRO MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled631

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

WADE MAY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled628

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

GEORGE PURSLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled627

AUGUSTA

Georgia

EDGARDO CESPEDES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled624

MIAMI

Florida

SHANNON HOOS THOMPSON M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled621

KEARNEY

Nebraska

BRAD BURLEW MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled620

ELKO

Nevada

PATRICK GORMAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled619

IDAHO FALLS

Idaho