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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
MATTHEW HECHT M D

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled590

LAWNDALE

California

HOWARD GREENE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled590

FLORENCE

South Carolina

ASSUMPTA MADU MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled589

BRONX

New York

ZUHAIR SHIHAB MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled587

LUBBOCK

Texas

DANNY WANG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled580

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

STANLEY HERSH M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled580

WATERBURY

Connecticut

YEN NGO MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled579

DALLAS

Texas

JESSICA WONG

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled574

TORRANCE

California

SHASHI DHARMA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled573

IRVING

Texas

CHANPING LIANG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled567

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

MITCHELL STEIN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled564

BALA CYNWYD

Pennsylvania

DANIEL MESSNER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled564

SOUTHERN PINES

North Carolina

ISAM ZAKHOUR M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled563

FLORENCE

South Carolina

MAMDOUH NAKLA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled558

HARBOR CITY

California

JESSE DOVICH M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled557

UPLAND

California

ROBERT HARBIN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled557

ROME

Georgia

MOHAMMED EL MALLAH MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled555

OCALA

Florida

STUART BALL M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled552

MOBILE

Alabama

TROY TANJI M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled552

WAIPAHU

Hawaii

HARRY PAPPAS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled550

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS

Florida

MICHAEL GRESSEL M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled548

CLEVELAND

Ohio

WALTER CUKROWSKI MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled543

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

GRACE LEE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled539

WOODLAND HILLS

California

LES SIEGEL M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled538

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

DAVID SILVA CARABALLO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled536

SAN GERMAN

Puerto Rico