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ACETAZOLAMIDE

Diamox (Acetazolamide) is a diuretic that treats edema, glaucoma, seizures, and mountain sickness. It lowers the amount of fluid in the eye, reduces swelling in the legs, and allows the body to use oxygen better at high altitudes. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

289K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 452 of 3362

$31.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 512 of 3362

100,136
Patients

Rank: 419 of 3362

52,866
Prescribers

Rank: 401 of 3362

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of people say

it's worth it

50%

of people say

it worked well

25%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 13,512 29,266 $3.14M
New York 9,312 28,888 $3.33M
Florida 8,797 21,474 $2.17M
Texas 7,254 20,127 $2.07M
Pennsylvania 5,150 14,921 $1.45M
Illinois 3,894 11,196 $1.15M
Ohio 3,320 9,987 $1.08M
North Carolina 2,758 9,830 $1.23M
New Jersey 3,198 9,315 $1.04M
Michigan 3,000 9,223 $1.22M
Georgia 2,475 7,931 $895K
Indiana 2,033 7,068 $652K
Massachusetts 2,192 6,874 $782K
Wisconsin 2,428 5,976 $539K
South Carolina 1,511 5,854 $687K
Tennessee 1,873 5,845 $670K
Missouri 1,687 5,821 $621K
Louisiana 1,732 5,511 $604K
Virginia 1,877 5,450 $548K
Alabama 1,218 4,422 $532K
Arizona 1,793 4,274 $417K
Washington 1,538 4,070 $495K
Minnesota 1,792 4,014 $384K
Kentucky 1,055 3,927 $444K
Connecticut 1,523 3,847 $392K
Maryland 1,457 3,798 $477K
Colorado 1,353 3,406 $371K
Mississippi 813 2,999 $347K
Oregon 1,078 2,690 $332K
Iowa 746 2,653 $287K
Arkansas 694 2,508 $308K
Kansas 781 2,158 $232K
West Virginia 517 2,049 $221K
Oklahoma 649 1,653 $193K
Utah 497 1,409 $171K
Nebraska 424 1,344 $151K
Nevada 492 1,317 $132K
Idaho 321 1,221 $127K
Hawaii 492 1,219 $134K
Rhode Island 376 1,132 $89.8K
New Hampshire 405 1,069 $122K
Maine 442 1,029 $104K
North Dakota 267 1,021 $94.3K
New Mexico 312 789 $86K
District of Columbia 303 784 $97.8K
Delaware 397 755 $54.6K
South Dakota 226 749 $89.8K
Montana 193 629 $70.3K
Vermont 186 470 $71.3K
Alaska 77 446 $28.4K
Wyoming 95 337 $35.3K
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 ACETAZOLAMIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RICHARD SEITH M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled646

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

JOHN BENEKE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled582

ORLANDO

Florida

MIRA SHERER D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled581

BROOKLYN

New York

ROBERTO GARCIA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled515

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

ERIC LARSON M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled457

OSHKOSH

Wisconsin

DAVID BERRY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled409

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

WILLIAM RAND MD

Specialist

Claims Filled405

POMPANO BEACH

Florida

PAUL LAMA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled402

ROCHELLE PARK

New Jersey

STEPHEN MERFELD M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled385

OSHKOSH

Wisconsin

DAOLING ZHANG MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled367

ORANGEBURG

South Carolina

ANDREA KATZ MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled361

NEW YORK

New York

RAJENDRA TRIVEDI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled354

DANVILLE

Virginia

JEFFREY HEIMER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled349

STATE COLLEGE

Pennsylvania

MARIA BERROCAL-FERNANDEZ MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled347

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

JAMES ATKINS MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled314

CELEBRATION

Florida

RICHARD COHN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled306

MAITLAND

Florida

GREGG GORDON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled295

CAMBRIA HTS

New York

RICHARD FICHMAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled286

MANCHESTER

Connecticut

HARVEY ROSENBLUM MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled282

NEW YORK

New York

JOSEPH ESHAGHIAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled281

LOS ANGELES

California

CHARLES TEITELBAUM MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled280

SYRACUSE

New York

JAMES HUNTER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled263

SAINT PAUL

Minnesota

THOMAS LANG MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled249

BLOOMINGTON

Minnesota

GREGORY PANZO MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled240

MOUNT DORA

Florida

MICHAEL KOREY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled240

CHICAGO

Illinois