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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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50%

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
PAUL LEE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

GARDEN GROVE

California

CHARLES RHEEMAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

ALBANY

New York

JAMES MCMANUS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

MELBOURNE

Florida

SYED IQBAL MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

DANSVILLE

New York

MEDAPALLY REDDY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

RIDGWAY

Pennsylvania

EDWARD COTLIER

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BRONX

New York

RALPH JACKSON M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

NEW YORK

New York

STANTON SOLLENBERGER DO

Neurology

Claims Filled50

CHAMBERSBURG

Pennsylvania

PAIGE HERSHKIN D.O.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

RAHWAY

New Jersey

KEVIN KAPLOWITZ MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

LOMA LINDA

California

ALAN GOLDFEDER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled51

NEWARK

New Jersey

DOUGLAS KOHL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled51

BOCA RATON

Florida

GARRY GRANT MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled51

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

BRUNO LEWIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

LOS ANGELES

California

RICHARD STRECKER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled51

COHASSET

Massachusetts

NAVID HAKIMIAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled51

BRONX

New York

MICHAEL ALUNNI MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled51

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

ANNE PARKER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled51

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

COREY BATISTE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled51

PEORIA

Arizona

CHITRA NADIMPALLI MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled51

PORT ARTHUR

Texas

JULIE FOREMAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled51

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

KEVIN MYERS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled51

BROOKLYN

New York

SETH POTASH M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled52

WHITE PLAINS

New York

JOHN BERESTKA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled52

ROBBINSDALE

Minnesota

JOHN SOHOCKI M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled52

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas