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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
MITCHELL STEIN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled528

BALA CYNWYD

Pennsylvania

ASSUMPTA MADU MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled527

BRONX

New York

STEPHEN GOODE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled526

FORT WORTH

Texas

TANIA MARCIC M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled525

LUTHERVILLE

Maryland

MICHAEL MAY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled524

PORTLAND

Oregon

BABAK ELIASSI-RAD MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled523

TAUNTON

Massachusetts

HENRY MCQUIRTER O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled522

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

ZUHAIR SHIHAB MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled521

LUBBOCK

Texas

THOMAS FLEMING M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled520

SWANSEA

Illinois

JESSE DOVICH M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled519

UPLAND

California

LUIS SANTIAGO-PAGAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled515

AIBONITO

Puerto Rico

SCOTT PASTOR MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled515

ATLANTA

Georgia

GRACE LEE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled513

WOODLAND HILLS

California

ROBERT HONKANEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled510

EAST SETAUKET

New York

MARK BEILER OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled510

CLEARWATER

Florida

GEETA SHAH M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled509

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

MAMDOUH NAKLA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled508

HARBOR CITY

California

ALLEN BECK M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled508

ATLANTA

Georgia

BRIAN WELCOME M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled503

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

JUAN MALDONADO-MELENDEZ M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled503

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

ORLANDO CARPIO M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled501

MIDDLE VILLAGE

New York

ANUPAMA ANCHALA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled493

CHICAGO

Illinois

MATTHEW WILLETT M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled490

KENT

Ohio

TROY TANJI M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled490

WAIPAHU

Hawaii

FRANK ACEVEDO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled488

CAYEY

Puerto Rico