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SPIRONOLACTONE

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 2013

5M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 68 of 3238

$71.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 279 of 3238

1,018,551
Patients

Rank: 83 of 3238

272,981
Prescribers

Rank: 60 of 3238

User Reviews of SPIRONOLACTONE »

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Alternatives:

Midamor Dyrenium Inspra

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 89,606 401,530 $6.24M
Florida 73,497 323,535 $4.59M
Texas 67,932 303,249 $4.68M
New York 59,481 280,021 $4.05M
Pennsylvania 47,176 246,709 $3.38M
Ohio 49,385 234,766 $3.39M
North Carolina 36,838 191,723 $2.54M
Illinois 38,015 185,175 $2.59M
Tennessee 32,880 162,281 $2.22M
Michigan 39,745 160,733 $2.38M
Missouri 27,334 144,845 $1.91M
Indiana 29,189 138,897 $2.03M
Georgia 27,554 137,085 $1.92M
Virginia 24,579 116,908 $1.6M
Alabama 22,441 113,373 $1.46M
Kentucky 20,900 107,937 $1.47M
Wisconsin 21,462 106,476 $1.7M
New Jersey 25,034 104,370 $1.59M
Washington 20,677 95,055 $1.42M
Massachusetts 17,811 88,208 $1.38M
Arizona 20,903 86,960 $1.4M
Louisiana 16,866 85,832 $1.07M
Iowa 15,021 84,973 $997K
South Carolina 16,114 78,499 $1.05M
Mississippi 13,905 76,587 $897K
Minnesota 15,418 70,978 $1.12M
Oregon 14,848 70,211 $1.04M
Arkansas 12,407 67,426 $811K
Colorado 14,160 64,487 $921K
Kansas 12,102 64,314 $919K
Oklahoma 12,819 61,296 $904K
Maryland 12,455 49,536 $842K
Connecticut 10,311 47,355 $760K
Nebraska 7,758 46,430 $520K
West Virginia 8,711 43,117 $616K
New Mexico 7,498 32,771 $516K
Idaho 6,760 32,006 $446K
Nevada 7,302 31,208 $459K
Utah 6,156 26,510 $425K
South Dakota 4,127 22,896 $289K
Montana 4,343 22,545 $306K
Maine 5,174 22,193 $386K
North Dakota 3,388 17,826 $241K
New Hampshire 3,592 16,002 $280K
Rhode Island 2,987 15,794 $224K
Delaware 3,022 10,841 $193K
Hawaii 2,499 10,781 $145K
Wyoming 1,784 8,979 $117K
Vermont 1,801 8,321 $144K
District of Columbia 1,642 6,622 $96.9K
Alaska 1,059 5,781 $77.9K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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
VIJAYA POKALA M.D., F.A.C.C.

Nuclear Cardiology

Claims Filled583

NACOGDOCHES

Texas

LAURA GIVENS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled580

HOUSTON

Texas

FRANK MCGREW MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled575

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

SUDHENDU CHOUBEY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled569

ROANOKE

Virginia

ROMEO PAVLIC MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled565

SPOKANE

Washington

CLEATIOUS SMITH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled563

JAY

Florida

RODNEY ONO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled560

HILO

Hawaii

TERESA SALAZAR-CATRON MD

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled558

MARYVILLE

Tennessee

RODOLFO SOTOLONGO MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled555

BEAUMONT

Texas

GENADI MALTINSKI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled554

GILLETT

Wisconsin

KENNETH BURNHAM MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled553

MOBILE

Alabama

GARY LEHMAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled553

ORLANDO

Florida

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled553

FORT WORTH

Texas

HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled551

LOS ANGELES

California

BENJAMIN ATKESON M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled548

CLAYTON

North Carolina

JAMES NEILL MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled547

SAN ANGELO

Texas

VIVEK KHETPAL M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled545

DURANT

Oklahoma

EDGAR WILLARD M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled543

WINTER HAVEN

Florida

ALAN SHAIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled540

MOBILE

Alabama

TONG SUN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled539

MODESTO

California

PATRICK GORMAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled533

IDAHO FALLS

Idaho

CYNTHIA LANOU M.S., ANP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled531

PORTLAND

Oregon

CHARLES MOORE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled529

JACKSON

Mississippi

RAMILO GATAPIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled527

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

BRAD BURLEW MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled526

ELKO

Nevada