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BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE

Ophthalmic brimonidine is used to lower pressure in the eyes in patients who have glaucoma (high pressure in the eyes that may damage nerves and cause vision loss) and ocular hypertension (pressure in the eyes that is higher than normal but not high enough to cause vision loss). Brimonidine is in a class of drugs called alpha adrenergic agonists. Brimonidine works by decreasing the amount of fluid in the eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

1.19M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 214 of 3238

$74.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 270 of 3238

275,750
Patients

Rank: 233 of 3238

62,636
Prescribers

Rank: 341 of 3238

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 43,749 166,606 $10.3M
Florida 23,506 107,114 $4.92M
New York 23,031 105,688 $6.96M
Texas 14,101 56,879 $4.48M
Pennsylvania 11,557 51,848 $3.32M
Illinois 10,451 44,569 $2.98M
Massachusetts 9,926 42,540 $2.86M
Ohio 10,231 42,534 $2.47M
North Carolina 9,584 41,418 $2.45M
Michigan 10,726 40,318 $2.8M
Georgia 7,817 32,892 $1.95M
Tennessee 6,197 25,741 $1.68M
New Jersey 5,614 23,952 $1.81M
Virginia 4,982 20,330 $1.36M
Louisiana 4,694 20,179 $1.2M
Minnesota 4,675 20,121 $1.5M
Indiana 5,065 19,456 $1.45M
Wisconsin 4,447 18,793 $1.29M
Washington 4,771 18,690 $1M
Maryland 4,896 18,462 $1.15M
Arizona 4,874 18,205 $1.04M
Alabama 4,197 17,950 $1.39M
Missouri 4,246 17,719 $1.07M
South Carolina 3,972 16,986 $1.06M
Mississippi 3,483 15,179 $920K
Oregon 3,415 13,100 $709K
Connecticut 2,712 11,977 $1.01M
Colorado 2,877 11,529 $647K
Iowa 2,373 11,017 $713K
Kentucky 2,615 10,668 $767K
Oklahoma 2,148 8,813 $614K
Arkansas 1,921 8,164 $460K
Kansas 1,813 7,588 $448K
Rhode Island 1,469 7,017 $458K
New Mexico 1,359 5,616 $427K
Nevada 1,374 5,383 $340K
Nebraska 1,211 5,336 $331K
Hawaii 1,443 5,217 $388K
West Virginia 1,209 4,970 $319K
Maine 1,062 4,433 $381K
New Hampshire 924 4,149 $215K
Delaware 1,167 3,933 $332K
Idaho 977 3,420 $189K
North Dakota 629 3,035 $195K
South Dakota 671 2,991 $145K
Utah 762 2,748 $186K
District of Columbia 779 2,575 $212K
Vermont 563 2,320 $159K
Montana 558 2,302 $159K
Wyoming 235 1,025 $74.1K
Alaska 140 528 $41.9K
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 BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CESAR QUINONES M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled2,471

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

ANALISA AROSEMENA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled2,146

CORAL GABLES

Florida

NATALIO IZQUIERDO

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,490

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

JOHN BENEKE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,434

ORLANDO

Florida

ALEXEI MORACZEWSKI MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,232

MIAMI

Florida

DAVID KIM M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,030

SAVANNAH

Georgia

RICHARD TAMESIS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled995

LOMA LINDA

California

DONALD CENTNER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled924

ORLANDO

Florida

BABER ALI MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled918

BALDWIN PARK

California

WALFRED TORRES DAVILA MD

Optometrist

Claims Filled875

TOA ALTA

Puerto Rico

JONATHAN EISENGART M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled858

SOUTH EUCLID

Ohio

MARIANNE FEITL MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled852

MERRIONETTE PARK

Illinois

PRITHVI SANKAR MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled833

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

LOURDES CASUSO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled826

MIAMI

Florida

ANDRES CORTES MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled811

MIAMI

Florida

GLEN BRINDLEY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled788

TEMPLE

Texas

WORLDSTER LEE M D

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled782

HONOLULU

Hawaii

EDWARD LANGLOW MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled777

MANDEVILLE

Louisiana

NAUMAN IMAMI M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled775

DETROIT

Michigan

RON GALLEMORE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled772

TORRANCE

California

JAMES FLEISCHMAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled754

PALM SPRINGS

Florida

EMILIO BALIUS O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled749

CORAL GABLES

Florida

ARTHUR EDELSTEIN M.D.

Optometrist, Vision Therapy

Claims Filled743

LYNWOOD

California

KAMBIZ MOAZED MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled742

NEW YORK

New York

ISAAC VERGARA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled735

THE VILLAGES

Florida