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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
ARTHUR EDELSTEIN M.D.

Optometrist, Vision Therapy

Claims Filled644

LYNWOOD

California

JANET BETCHKAL M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled643

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

D. HALPERN PH.D., M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled640

CHESTNUT HILL

Massachusetts

RONALD MCFARLAND M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled639

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

MARK BEILER OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled635

CLEARWATER

Florida

WISLY AUGUSTIN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled635

BROOKLYN

New York

HECTOR VILLARRUBIA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled629

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

ALEXANDER KENT M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled625

CHARLESTON

South Carolina

MATTHEW WILLETT M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled625

KENT

Ohio

POLLY HENDERSON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled621

DULUTH

Georgia

KEVIN STEWART M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled618

CHRISTIANSTED

Virgin Islands

JASON SWANNER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled618

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

BEATA LEWANDOWSKA O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled617

DAVIE

Florida

ERYNN YANG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled615

MEDFORD

Massachusetts

MARCEL TOLLINCHE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled615

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

FRANCIS LAROSA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled608

RICHMOND

Virginia

GUSTAVO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled608

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

KEVIN JONG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled607

HOUSTON

Texas

MICHAEL MAY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled606

PORTLAND

Oregon

DOUGLAS SHAPIRO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled604

MIAMI

Florida

EDWARD ROCKWOOD MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled603

CLEVELAND

Ohio

BABAK ELIASSI-RAD MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled598

TAUNTON

Massachusetts

ADAM LISH MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled597

BROOKLYN

New York

TANIA MARCIC M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled595

LUTHERVILLE

Maryland

RICHARD NGUYEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled591

GARDEN GROVE

California