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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
MICHAEL MUISE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled476

FREEPORT

Illinois

RICHARD HOLM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled474

BROOKINGS

South Dakota

EVELYN BOSE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled474

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

GAYL READER M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled474

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

KELLY ROSS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled473

SAINT ANSGAR

Iowa

JOEL FROM M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled470

DES MOINES

Iowa

PETER AULT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled469

HOPEWELL

Virginia

CHRISTOPHER BELL ACNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled468

TUPELO

Mississippi

JOSE RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled467

AMERICUS

Georgia

MOHAMMAD JAWED M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled466

CORBIN

Kentucky

ZAHID SAQIB MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled464

CARMI

Illinois

HENRY TRIPP M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled464

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

ASHWANI KUMAR MD

Claims Filled462

PORTAGE

Indiana

OLUWOLE AKISANYA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled462

GADSDEN

Alabama

DONALD ORWICK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled460

SALEM

Oregon

DALPINDER SANDHU MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled458

FRESNO

California

RODOLFO SOTOLONGO MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled450

BEAUMONT

Texas

GREGORY EWALD MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled447

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

ADEL SIDKY M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled446

BOYNTON BEACH

Florida

STEPHEN HINDMAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled444

JACKSON

Mississippi

GARY LEHMAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled438

ORLANDO

Florida

THOMAS PERRY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled437

PHOENIX

Arizona

ANDREA RIES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled436

DUBUQUE

Iowa

JOHN HENDERSON MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled434

SEARCY

Arkansas

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled433

BEECH GROVE

Indiana