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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 worked well

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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
BYRON BISCOE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled91

ST. THOMAS

Virgin Islands

KEVIN STEWART M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled148

CHRISTIANSTED

Virgin Islands

ROBERTO GARCIA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled423

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

JUAN MALDONADO-MELENDEZ M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled65

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

MARIA BERROCAL-FERNANDEZ MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled372

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

CESAR QUINONES M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled76

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

JOSE MATOS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled133

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

JUAN BUITRAGO M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled59

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

RAUL MARCO BORRULL M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled88

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

GEORGE ARZENO LOPEZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled60

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

FEDERICO MAESTRE GRAU MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled116

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

JOSE JIMENEZ M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled168

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

ANNE MILLER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled58

CHEYENNE

Wyoming

KENNETH GELLER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled109

APPLETON

Wisconsin

RICHARD PATCHETT MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled77

MARSHFIELD

Wisconsin

ARTHUR CRISOSTOMO M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled51

SUSSEX

Wisconsin

YAO LIU MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled58

MADISON

Wisconsin

SANG HONG MD

Claims Filled56

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

ERIC LARSON M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled413

OSHKOSH

Wisconsin

EDWARD LAKE MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled85

OSHKOSH

Wisconsin

STEPHEN MERFELD M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled344

OSHKOSH

Wisconsin

JOSEPH FEDER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled263

TWO RIVERS

Wisconsin

THEODORE WERBLIN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled72

PRINCETON

West Virginia

DAVID HESS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

BRIDGEPORT

West Virginia

ANNISA JAMIL M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled61

SEATTLE

Washington