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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 2015

1.34M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 196 of 3395

$84.8M
Retail Cost

Rank: 307 of 3395

311,031
Patients

Rank: 226 of 3395

64,849
Prescribers

Rank: 351 of 3395

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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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 45,450 175,682 $11.8M
New York 25,504 117,276 $8.18M
Florida 26,463 115,897 $5.33M
Texas 17,082 67,751 $4.98M
Pennsylvania 12,812 56,837 $3.57M
Illinois 13,099 55,539 $3.51M
Ohio 12,320 51,374 $3.22M
Massachusetts 10,992 48,224 $3.17M
Michigan 12,094 46,358 $3.3M
North Carolina 10,654 45,904 $2.7M
Georgia 9,798 41,250 $2.27M
Tennessee 6,763 27,981 $1.61M
Virginia 6,114 25,704 $1.7M
Louisiana 5,510 24,220 $1.43M
New Jersey 5,695 24,109 $1.87M
Minnesota 5,525 23,828 $1.97M
Maryland 5,817 21,863 $1.42M
South Carolina 4,871 21,738 $1.29M
Washington 5,539 21,464 $1.07M
Arizona 5,839 21,386 $1.12M
Indiana 5,461 20,800 $1.54M
Wisconsin 4,918 20,722 $1.41M
Missouri 4,827 19,881 $1.22M
Alabama 4,625 19,271 $1.28M
Mississippi 3,825 17,110 $884K
Oregon 4,152 15,949 $890K
Connecticut 3,350 13,269 $1.23M
Colorado 3,167 12,127 $717K
Kentucky 3,025 11,793 $883K
Iowa 2,521 11,218 $808K
Arkansas 2,437 10,405 $527K
Oklahoma 2,608 10,054 $655K
Kansas 2,082 8,606 $518K
Rhode Island 1,498 7,045 $383K
Nebraska 1,440 6,377 $371K
Hawaii 1,552 5,793 $496K
Nevada 1,491 5,729 $391K
New Mexico 1,395 5,650 $435K
West Virginia 1,366 5,396 $382K
New Hampshire 1,092 4,726 $272K
Maine 1,075 4,529 $399K
Idaho 1,137 4,202 $226K
Delaware 1,157 3,984 $340K
District of Columbia 968 3,552 $291K
Utah 952 3,418 $207K
South Dakota 709 2,972 $180K
Montana 743 2,953 $172K
North Dakota 637 2,942 $228K
Vermont 645 2,684 $202K
Wyoming 228 955 $74.2K
Alaska 155 464 $38.9K
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. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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
OSWALD RONDON M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled616

BILLINGS

Montana

STEPHEN DEPPERMAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled613

TARPON SPRINGS

Florida

FARNAZ MEMARZADEH M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled611

LOS ANGELES

California

RAFAEL OCASIO-SANTA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled609

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

LES SIEGEL M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled609

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

ISAM ZAKHOUR M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled608

FLORENCE

South Carolina

DANNY WANG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled608

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

JASON SWANNER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled607

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

DANIEL MESSNER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled599

SOUTHERN PINES

North Carolina

EMILY COOK D.O.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled599

PASADENA

California

HOWARD SAVAGE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled599

LARGO

Maryland

ALEXANDER KENT M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled598

CHARLESTON

South Carolina

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

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled597

CHESTNUT HILL

Massachusetts

ELENA GELLER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled591

TAUNTON

Massachusetts

ROBERT HARBIN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled590

ROME

Georgia

DAVID SILVA CARABALLO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled587

SAN GERMAN

Puerto Rico

RONALD MCFARLAND M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled580

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

ERIC WIGTON M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled578

SWANSEA

Illinois

JANET BETCHKAL M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled577

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

AMY BADGER-ASARAVALA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled576

HAYWARD

California

MEENAKSHI CHAKU M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled572

MAYWOOD

Illinois

GEETA SHAH M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled570

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

STANLEY HERSH M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled569

WATERBURY

Connecticut

MAMDOUH NAKLA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled564

HARBOR CITY

California

STELLA PAPARIZOS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled563

LORAIN

Ohio