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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 2015

301K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 450 of 3395

$37.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 513 of 3395

105,279
Patients

Rank: 407 of 3395

55,868
Prescribers

Rank: 387 of 3395

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it's worth it

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it worked well

25%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

226K

2011

247K

2012

267K

2013

289K

2014

301K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$12.9M

2011

$15.4M

2012

$17.6M

2013

$31.2M

2014

$37.2M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$29

2011

$31

2012

$31

2013

$40

2014

$48

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 14,180 30,507 $3.67M
New York 9,288 28,175 $3.73M
Florida 9,156 22,747 $2.75M
Texas 7,842 21,281 $2.51M
Pennsylvania 5,031 14,932 $1.7M
Illinois 4,301 12,319 $1.46M
Ohio 3,486 10,559 $1.29M
North Carolina 3,018 9,994 $1.47M
New Jersey 3,378 9,721 $1.18M
Michigan 3,151 9,468 $1.4M
Georgia 2,900 8,935 $1.11M
Massachusetts 2,327 7,382 $985K
Indiana 2,146 7,244 $853K
South Carolina 1,628 6,244 $857K
Wisconsin 2,439 6,160 $638K
Tennessee 1,957 6,129 $777K
Missouri 1,807 5,923 $717K
Louisiana 1,831 5,873 $729K
Virginia 2,006 5,832 $688K
Arizona 2,068 4,653 $521K
Minnesota 2,015 4,591 $492K
Alabama 1,242 4,379 $597K
Washington 1,664 4,311 $590K
Connecticut 1,646 4,118 $478K
Kentucky 1,105 3,984 $526K
Maryland 1,597 3,961 $549K
Colorado 1,428 3,646 $443K
Mississippi 951 3,195 $406K
Iowa 840 2,813 $324K
Oregon 1,060 2,637 $337K
Arkansas 699 2,396 $321K
Kansas 856 2,350 $282K
West Virginia 546 2,053 $264K
Oklahoma 673 1,809 $236K
Utah 575 1,599 $206K
Nebraska 484 1,579 $186K
Nevada 576 1,441 $165K
Hawaii 503 1,241 $160K
Idaho 346 1,211 $133K
New Hampshire 452 1,145 $140K
Maine 452 1,091 $131K
Rhode Island 287 960 $116K
North Dakota 241 933 $103K
New Mexico 352 823 $97.8K
District of Columbia 297 765 $102K
South Dakota 210 751 $97.7K
Montana 211 695 $99.5K
Delaware 333 690 $71.6K
Vermont 193 510 $68.6K
Alaska 74 403 $35.9K
Wyoming 95 311 $41.7K
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 ACETAZOLAMIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JONATHAN SCHELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

JOSEPH CHACKO MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

PAUL LEE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

GARDEN GROVE

California

BRYAN PHILLIPS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

BOLINGBROOK

Illinois

RODERICK WARREN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled50

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

BRADLEY PHILLIPS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

NEIL FINNEN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

BRAD WHITNEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

EUGENE ARUM M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

HEMPSTEAD

New York

MARSHALL GRADITOR M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

WEST HILLS

California

ROBERT ROTHSTEIN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

FOREST HILLS

New York

TAK YEE TANIA TAI MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

NEW YORK

New York

JOHN SULLIVAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

CORDELIA UDDOH MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

WILLOW GROVE

Pennsylvania

MOYA BROOKS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

COLUMBIA

South Carolina

MOHAMMED EL MALLAH MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled51

OCALA

Florida

HUSAMUDDIN ANSARI M.D., PH.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled51

BOSTON

Massachusetts

WELLS STEWART M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled51

ELKIN

North Carolina

ANNA DEMETRIADES M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled51

MIAMI

Florida

ANNETTE GIANGIACOMO MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled51

ATLANTA

Georgia

ROBERT BUDD M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled51

ALTOONA

Pennsylvania

IQBAL FARUQUI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

BLOUNTSTOWN

Florida

VIPUL LAKHANI MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled51

TOMS RIVER

New Jersey

PHILIP EHRLICH MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled51

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

ARTHUR CRISOSTOMO M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled51

SUSSEX

Wisconsin