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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
ERNEST EASON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

BURLINGTON

North Carolina

JAMES WASSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

NAZARETH

Pennsylvania

ALAN BRAVERMAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled52

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

MARTIN LEHENBAUER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

MASON

Ohio

ROBERT FREEMAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

CHRISTOPHER KLOTZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

OWASSO

Oklahoma

OLIVIER SEBAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

WOODLAND

California

LOUIS GRAHAM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

LYNCHBURG

Virginia

JAIME TAN MD

General Practice

Claims Filled52

HARBOR BEACH

Michigan

JOHN WHEELER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

DERRY

New Hampshire

PUSHPA SHAH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

CINCINNATI

Ohio

TIMOTHY HARRINGTON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

KEYVAN SHIRAZI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

ENCINO

California

BENJAMIN TAYLOR MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

INMAN

South Carolina

CRAIG MILLS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

TAO DUONG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled52

WESTMINSTER

California

DALE WING MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

THOMASVILLE

Georgia

DANIEL CADIGAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

PORT CLINTON

Ohio

JEFFREY LONDON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

WEST HILLS

California

ERIC WEINER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

PALM SPRINGS

Florida

BERYL YANCEY M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled52

HUMBOLDT

Tennessee

MEHRNOOSH SHAKERI MD, MPH

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

MIDVALE

Utah

CY ANDERSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

EMPORIA

Kansas

THOMAS DAVIS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

OAKDALE

Louisiana

SUZANNE KOVACS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina