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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 2015

5.43M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 63 of 3395

$56.4M
Retail Cost

Rank: 404 of 3395

1,149,525
Patients

Rank: 75 of 3395

295,125
Prescribers

Rank: 59 of 3395

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Alternatives:

Midamor Dyrenium Inspra

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

4.14M

2011

4.43M

2012

5M

2013

5.24M

2014

5.44M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$60.4M

2011

$60.8M

2012

$71.5M

2013

$62.7M

2014

$56.4M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$33

2011

$30

2012

$30

2013

$29

2014

$26

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 97,089 419,873 $4.74M
Florida 82,883 342,098 $3.73M
Texas 78,323 332,880 $3.7M
New York 65,987 301,568 $2.91M
Ohio 56,460 264,026 $2.76M
Pennsylvania 52,639 262,807 $2.61M
Illinois 45,896 213,971 $2.13M
North Carolina 42,056 209,086 $1.92M
Michigan 44,666 176,956 $1.92M
Tennessee 37,221 174,014 $1.77M
Georgia 32,558 160,896 $1.55M
Missouri 30,921 158,408 $1.5M
Indiana 32,424 148,390 $1.61M
Virginia 27,940 127,961 $1.35M
Kentucky 23,399 117,824 $1.18M
Wisconsin 24,923 114,827 $1.34M
New Jersey 27,174 112,139 $1.19M
Alabama 24,319 110,673 $1.07M
Washington 23,569 103,188 $1.12M
South Carolina 21,076 99,354 $923K
Massachusetts 20,422 97,577 $1.1M
Louisiana 19,070 95,233 $858K
Arizona 23,354 92,742 $1.04M
Iowa 16,543 89,940 $731K
Mississippi 16,033 85,924 $735K
Minnesota 17,179 75,241 $862K
Oregon 16,648 74,476 $844K
Colorado 17,263 73,500 $823K
Arkansas 13,445 73,062 $622K
Kansas 13,374 67,307 $689K
Oklahoma 14,368 64,373 $712K
Maryland 15,449 58,716 $715K
Connecticut 11,824 51,746 $605K
Nebraska 8,586 49,047 $379K
West Virginia 10,012 48,785 $482K
New Mexico 8,749 35,353 $400K
Idaho 7,597 33,996 $355K
Nevada 8,286 33,188 $376K
Utah 7,616 31,475 $369K
Montana 5,010 23,986 $233K
South Dakota 4,568 23,957 $211K
Maine 5,637 23,122 $333K
New Hampshire 4,473 19,387 $235K
Rhode Island 3,287 17,462 $194K
North Dakota 3,387 17,037 $154K
Delaware 3,380 11,957 $157K
Hawaii 2,524 10,034 $112K
Vermont 2,175 9,167 $108K
Wyoming 1,929 8,743 $89.8K
District of Columbia 1,874 7,042 $78.1K
Alaska 1,231 6,165 $63.4K
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 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 SPIRONOLACTONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MICHAEL MUISE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled711

FREEPORT

Illinois

RYAN MILLER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled708

MORGANTON

North Carolina

DALPINDER SANDHU MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled707

FRESNO

California

TIMOTHY ESTES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled704

JACKSON

Mississippi

WILLIAM SMITH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled697

RUSTON

Louisiana

ROBERT FRANKLE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled696

RIVERWOODS

Illinois

DON LEE M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled695

GLENDALE

California

MICHAEL DEHNING MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled694

OMAHA

Nebraska

SHANNON HOOS THOMPSON M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled692

KEARNEY

Nebraska

GREGORY EWALD MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled692

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

RICHARD KATHOLI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled686

SPRINGFIELD

Illinois

THOMAS SMITH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled682

HOLDREGE

Nebraska

EUGENE CHUNG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled679

CINCINNATI

Ohio

JOHN LOBBAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled678

MORGANTOWN

West Virginia

WILLIAM LAFOE MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled676

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri

MATTHEW BLOCK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled658

LAURINBURG

North Carolina

EDGARDO CESPEDES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled654

MIAMI

Florida

ALEXANDER SHAKNOVICH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled652

NEW YORK

New York

MICHAEL ACHINGER MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled649

LAKELAND

Florida

PATRICK GORMAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled649

IDAHO FALLS

Idaho

GEORGE CHILAZI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled647

TAUNTON

Massachusetts

BRAD BURLEW MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled637

ELKO

Nevada

LAURA GIVENS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled635

BOERNE

Texas

MICHAEL DIBBS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled635

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

HARRY BISHOP M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled635

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee