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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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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

977K

2011

1.08M

2012

1.19M

2013

1.27M

2014

1.34M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$57.4M

2011

$66.1M

2012

$74.5M

2013

$79.7M

2014

$84.8M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$54

2011

$56

2012

$55

2013

$61

2014

$75

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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
CESAR QUINONES M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled2,528

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

ANALISA AROSEMENA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,637

CORAL GABLES

Florida

JOHN BENEKE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,490

ORLANDO

Florida

NATALIO IZQUIERDO

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,345

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

ALEXEI MORACZEWSKI MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,260

MIAMI

Florida

DAVID KIM M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,221

SAVANNAH

Georgia

BABER ALI MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,091

BALDWIN PARK

California

JAMES FLEISCHMAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,024

PALM SPRINGS

Florida

DONALD CENTNER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,011

ORLANDO

Florida

MARIANNE FEITL MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled957

MERRIONETTE PARK

Illinois

JEREMY JONES M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled908

ATLANTA

Georgia

RON GALLEMORE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled900

TORRANCE

California

KIDANE ASSEFA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled896

ST. THOMAS

Virgin Islands

WORLDSTER LEE M D

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled895

HONOLULU

Hawaii

WAYNE SCOTT MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled890

BROOKLYN

New York

JEFFREY SCHULTZ MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled885

BRONX

New York

NAUMAN IMAMI M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled869

DETROIT

Michigan

JONATHAN EISENGART M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled855

SOUTH EUCLID

Ohio

JAMES ROBINSON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled842

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

EDWARD LANGLOW MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled839

MANDEVILLE

Louisiana

GLEN BRINDLEY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled830

TEMPLE

Texas

PRITHVI SANKAR MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled830

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

DAOLING ZHANG MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled813

ORANGEBURG

South Carolina

JORGE HERNANDEZ RUIZ MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled795

PONCE

Puerto Rico

LOURDES CASUSO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled789

MIAMI

Florida