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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). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

1.27M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 205 of 3362

$79.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 292 of 3362

294,208
Patients

Rank: 231 of 3362

63,598
Prescribers

Rank: 356 of 3362

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 45,882 176,615 $11M
Florida 25,058 113,185 $5.35M
New York 24,071 111,349 $7.46M
Texas 15,405 61,498 $4.54M
Pennsylvania 11,890 52,860 $3.22M
Illinois 11,816 49,994 $3.2M
Massachusetts 10,516 45,720 $3.08M
Ohio 10,906 45,246 $2.81M
North Carolina 10,150 44,073 $2.58M
Michigan 11,487 43,301 $3.04M
Georgia 8,632 36,086 $2.18M
Tennessee 6,449 26,730 $1.6M
New Jersey 5,587 23,778 $1.84M
Virginia 5,609 22,725 $1.57M
Minnesota 5,164 22,354 $1.85M
Louisiana 5,039 21,304 $1.29M
South Carolina 4,750 20,625 $1.25M
Maryland 5,505 20,551 $1.29M
Indiana 5,245 20,248 $1.51M
Washington 5,113 20,042 $1.03M
Arizona 5,303 19,829 $1.14M
Wisconsin 4,540 19,546 $1.38M
Missouri 4,639 18,979 $1.21M
Alabama 4,413 18,378 $1.26M
Mississippi 3,677 16,035 $896K
Oregon 3,929 14,789 $814K
Connecticut 2,894 12,268 $1.06M
Colorado 3,090 12,137 $691K
Kentucky 2,875 11,360 $860K
Iowa 2,391 11,043 $731K
Oklahoma 2,390 9,461 $638K
Arkansas 2,148 9,095 $484K
Kansas 1,942 8,022 $497K
Rhode Island 1,407 7,085 $434K
Nebraska 1,331 5,824 $332K
Hawaii 1,409 5,518 $424K
Nevada 1,392 5,486 $375K
New Mexico 1,296 5,380 $431K
West Virginia 1,289 5,255 $361K
New Hampshire 1,039 4,623 $254K
Maine 1,078 4,529 $407K
Delaware 1,279 4,036 $325K
Idaho 1,020 3,740 $190K
District of Columbia 964 3,339 $244K
South Dakota 694 3,098 $175K
Utah 839 3,036 $191K
North Dakota 605 2,963 $210K
Montana 668 2,696 $170K
Vermont 563 2,389 $167K
Wyoming 223 1,009 $74.1K
Alaska 137 476 $34.5K
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. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 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
JAMES MARTUCCIO MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

WARREN

Ohio

MARK SAWUSCH M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

PACIFIC PALISADES

California

AMBER GUL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PAWTUCKET

Rhode Island

DUNSTAN PULLE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BRONX

New York

GABRIELLE SCHOEPPNER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

EASTON

Pennsylvania

REBECCA ARMOUR M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

PORTLAND

Oregon

MICHAEL JONES M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

SWANSEA

Illinois

BORA CHAE M.D.

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled50

NEW YORK

New York

EMAD ELBADAWY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CLEVELAND

Ohio

STEPHEN HAUG MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

NEW HYDE PARK

New York

FELIX VERSHVOVSKY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PHILA

Pennsylvania

C MCQUAIG MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

MILLEDGEVILLE

Georgia

JEFFREY LEVINE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

MICHAEL WEHMANN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

FORT THOMAS

Kentucky

NEIL WAINWRIGHT M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

PUEBLO

Colorado

JOHN HAGELE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

GRASS VALLEY

California

TIMOTHY EHLEN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

WAYZATA

Minnesota

ANTHONY PANARIELLO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

JERSEY CITY

New Jersey

KELLY HAITHCOCK M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

FT WORTH

Texas

BRADLEY BERTRAM M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

AUGUSTA

Georgia

TERRY DAWSON M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

CULLMAN

Alabama

ADAM CARPENTIERI DO

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled50

MASSAPEQUA

New York

ROBERT OSTROW MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

GOLDEN VALLEY

Minnesota

SHELDON SINGAL M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

MOHAMMAD PERACHA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

MONROE

Michigan