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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
MAURICE FITZ-GERALD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled430

DEMOPOLIS

Alabama

KENNETH KROCK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled428

CANTON

Illinois

MANISH MATHUR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled427

STAUNTON

Illinois

BRUCE AUERBACH M.D.,

Specialist

Claims Filled426

GROVE CITY

Ohio

ALAN SHAIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled426

MOBILE

Alabama

KANDARP PATEL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled425

JACKSON

Tennessee

MIN GAO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled423

ABILENE

Texas

ROBERT STUPPY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled418

ROGERS

Arkansas

JON JACKSON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled418

PORT ORANGE

Florida

DMITRI VASIN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled417

BREMERTON

Washington

VIVEK KHETPAL M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled416

DURANT

Oklahoma

MICHAEL DALEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled415

PINEHURST

North Carolina

CHRYSOLOGUE GAKUBA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled415

PIKESVILLE

Maryland

WILLIAM SAVAGE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled413

HUTCHINSON

Kansas

KHALID SHAFIQ MD, FACC, FSCAI

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled411

PARIS

Texas

SANJEEV RAVIPUDI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled409

COLUMBIA

Missouri

SANGEETA KHETPAL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled409

DURANT

Oklahoma

RON RANKIN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled408

AMARILLO

Texas

RAJESH AGARWAL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled407

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS

Ohio

DONALD WELDON

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled407

BEATRICE

Nebraska

PHILIP FEITELSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled405

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

JOHN OSBORNE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled404

GRAPEVINE

Texas

NASSER TEHRANI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled403

PERRY

Georgia

KAUSHIK PATEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled403

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

HERMAN SCHMID MD

General Practice

Claims Filled400

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina