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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
ERYNN YANG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled595

MEDFORD

Massachusetts

JORGE HERNANDEZ RUIZ MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled594

PONCE

Puerto Rico

JAMES ROBINSON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled593

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

BRIAN FLOWERS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled582

FORT WORTH

Texas

DAVID BERRY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled578

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

ROBERT HARBIN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled573

ROME

Georgia

DOUGLAS SHAPIRO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled571

MIAMI

Florida

MICHAEL GRESSEL M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled570

CLEVELAND

Ohio

EDGARDO NEGRON M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled561

MANATI

Puerto Rico

BRIAN CAVALLARO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled559

FRESNO

California

FRANK MOYA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled558

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

FRANCIS LAROSA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled557

RICHMOND

Virginia

BEATA LEWANDOWSKA O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled552

CORAL GABLES

Florida

AMY BADGER-ASARAVALA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled550

HAYWARD

California

GUSTAVO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled549

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

ROSS PARKS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled548

KISSIMMEE

Florida

WALTER CUKROWSKI MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled547

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

DANIEL MESSNER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled544

SOUTHERN PINES

North Carolina

HARRY PAPPAS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled543

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS

Florida

GARY JAFFE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled541

AVENTURA

Florida

J. HENRY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled535

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

MICHAEL YOON M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled535

BANNING

California

NGOC NGUYEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled532

SAN JOSE

California

KIDANE ASSEFA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled532

ST. THOMAS

Virgin Islands

THOMAS LANG MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled531

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island