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METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

1.01M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 234 of 3395

$41.4M
Retail Cost

Rank: 488 of 3395

288,327
Patients

Rank: 239 of 3395

122,740
Prescribers

Rank: 212 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

963K

2011

966K

2012

1.03M

2013

1.02M

2014

1.01M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$25.6M

2011

$24.4M

2012

$23.8M

2013

$31.4M

2014

$41.4M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$29

2011

$28

2012

$26

2013

$31

2014

$46

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 20,373 67,754 $3.32M
Texas 20,625 66,236 $2.89M
New York 18,219 63,276 $2.65M
Florida 19,339 60,738 $2.7M
Pennsylvania 16,157 59,367 $2.04M
Illinois 13,993 49,974 $2M
Ohio 13,486 47,466 $1.88M
Michigan 11,936 37,615 $1.84M
Georgia 9,095 33,780 $1.38M
North Carolina 9,364 31,828 $1.26M
Missouri 7,648 28,321 $1.05M
New Jersey 8,314 27,082 $1.19M
Tennessee 7,974 26,053 $1.05M
Indiana 7,677 25,400 $968K
Kentucky 6,210 23,551 $934K
Wisconsin 6,257 23,354 $816K
Alabama 6,672 21,943 $941K
Louisiana 5,795 20,815 $753K
Virginia 6,295 20,530 $831K
Mississippi 4,874 17,821 $700K
South Carolina 5,117 17,792 $767K
Minnesota 5,028 17,581 $589K
Iowa 4,190 16,660 $537K
Arizona 4,807 14,496 $622K
Massachusetts 4,161 14,178 $438K
Oklahoma 4,213 14,132 $659K
Arkansas 3,787 14,085 $585K
Kansas 3,496 13,801 $501K
Washington 3,858 12,521 $548K
Maryland 4,093 12,021 $568K
Connecticut 3,207 10,543 $394K
Nebraska 2,418 9,947 $292K
Oregon 2,871 9,122 $363K
Colorado 2,758 8,856 $407K
West Virginia 2,440 8,442 $357K
Utah 1,739 5,540 $283K
North Dakota 1,225 5,153 $139K
South Dakota 1,244 4,782 $131K
Nevada 1,547 4,566 $224K
Idaho 1,120 3,839 $166K
Hawaii 1,030 3,260 $183K
Maine 1,046 3,226 $140K
New Mexico 1,062 3,191 $145K
Rhode Island 824 3,033 $91K
New Hampshire 874 2,855 $107K
Montana 822 2,812 $110K
Delaware 905 2,526 $123K
District of Columbia 557 1,815 $81.3K
Wyoming 444 1,697 $74.3K
Vermont 479 1,576 $66.7K
Alaska 154 457 $19K
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 METOLAZONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RONALD ASHER M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled175

NORTH PLATTE

Nebraska

RONNIE CHU M. D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled173

DEMOPOLIS

Alabama

LAZARO GARCIA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled173

MIAMI

Florida

STANLEY MORROW DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled172

HACKLEBURG

Alabama

ROBERT SHULTZ M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled172

LANCASTER

Pennsylvania

PATRICK SHEETS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled170

RENSSELAER

Indiana

GODWIN D'SOUZA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled170

CHICAGO

Illinois

DAN ROBINSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled168

NINETY SIX

South Carolina

RAMAGOPAL TUMULURI MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled168

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

JON LELEUX MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled166

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

STEPHEN BAZZANO DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled165

GALENA

Kansas

JAMES JACKSON MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled164

STATESBORO

Georgia

LUIS ALVARADO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled163

FRANKLINTON

Louisiana

ANGELA WATSON DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled162

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

JOHN BERTAGNOLLI D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled162

HAMMONTON

New Jersey

CHARLES WATT DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled161

ROGERSVILLE

Missouri

CHARLES SIMONSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled160

MARRERO

Louisiana

CHARLES PEWITT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled160

JACKSON

Missouri

MICHAEL SATCHELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled159

ALBANY

Georgia

AMER HUSSEINI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled159

CHICAGO

Illinois

RICHARD KENNEDY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled158

COLUMBIA

Tennessee

MOUSTAFA MOUSTAFA M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled158

ORANGEBURG

South Carolina

EUGENE NWOSU M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled158

SAVANNAH

Georgia

JAMES WARRINGTON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled157

CLEVELAND

Mississippi

MARK MANKINS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled157

OLNEY

Texas