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Prescriber Checkup » TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ

TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ

The combination of triamterene and hydrochlorothiazide is used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. The combination of triamterene and hydrochlorothiazide is in a class of medications called diuretics ('water pills'). It causes the kidneys to get rid of unneeded water and sodium from the body into the urine, but reduces the loss of potassium. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

5.44M
Medicare Part D Claims
$35.8M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 408,438 $3.9M
Florida 293,271 $2.4M
Ohio 207,134 $1.84M
Texas 196,211 $1.66M
Pennsylvania 186,217 $1.61M
New York 184,213 $1.82M
Illinois 177,114 $1.51M
Tennessee 146,282 $1.14M
North Carolina 143,523 $1.14M
Georgia 131,967 $1.01M
Michigan 123,937 $1.22M
Missouri 115,264 $949K
Indiana 104,013 $940K
Alabama 101,588 $756K
Minnesota 93,056 $870K
Wisconsin 86,853 $825K
Kentucky 85,117 $681K
Virginia 84,462 $751K
Arizona 83,941 $738K
Iowa 79,921 $621K
Arkansas 77,850 $555K
Mississippi 76,521 $544K
Washington 76,142 $697K
Massachusetts 75,407 $740K
Louisiana 70,725 $519K
New Jersey 64,460 $627K
South Carolina 62,635 $494K
Oregon 52,279 $467K
Colorado 47,384 $411K
Kansas 45,555 $391K
Oklahoma 44,688 $423K
Maryland 43,630 $461K
West Virginia 36,266 $295K
Nebraska 35,966 $284K
Connecticut 32,527 $306K
Nevada 25,316 $215K
Puerto Rico 23,476 $154K
New Mexico 22,747 $210K
Utah 21,511 $204K
Rhode Island 20,651 $162K
North Dakota 19,155 $177K
Idaho 18,566 $177K
Montana 17,965 $155K
South Dakota 15,157 $129K
Maine 13,944 $160K
New Hampshire 10,751 $111K
Hawaii 9,320 $86K
District of Columbia 7,071 $60.2K
Wyoming 6,479 $52.7K
Delaware 5,877 $64.7K
Vermont 5,794 $60.4K
Alaska 3,315 $29.8K
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 »


Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ

Provider Medicare Claims City State
L C TENNIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled370

CANTON

Mississippi

BARRY TILLMAN M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled370

VIDALIA

Louisiana

MARIE KETCHERSID MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled369

SOUTH BOSTON

Virginia

JAMES LAW M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled368

ORANGE

California

DANNY BUTLER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled368

PADUCAH

Kentucky

TERRY TURNER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled366

TEMPE

Arizona

SYED FAZAL-UR-REHMAN M.D.,

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled366

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

STANLEY HERR D.O

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled365

BERMUDA DUNES

California

MARK RUNDE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled361

DUBUQUE

Iowa

TITO RAZDAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled359

TULSA

Oklahoma

CARL KUENZLI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled359

KOKOMO

Indiana

LUCIUS SAMS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled359

PEARL

Mississippi

LELAND PHIPPS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled358

PARIS

Illinois

JEFFREY ROTHSTEIN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled358

HOLLYWOOD

Florida

TERRY SHORT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled357

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

STEVE JOHNSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled356

JASPER

Alabama

JACQUES ROY M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled355

DESOTO

Texas

DALE JONES MD

General Practice

Claims Filled353

MAYFIELD

Kentucky

MICHAEL NELSON MD.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled352

PORTER RANCH

California

PHILIP ZUMWALT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled352

WATSEKA

Illinois

JOHN HOELSCHER

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled351

ALTON

Illinois

HETTIE GIBBS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled351

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

PAUL REES MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled351

ARNAUDVILLE

Louisiana

SCOTT HIMEDA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled349

HONOLULU

Hawaii

FRED FERRI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled349

JOHNSTON

Rhode Island