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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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it's worth it

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of people say

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

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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 PATCHETT MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled72

MARSHFIELD

Wisconsin

STEPHEN GOODE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled71

FORT WORTH

Texas

ANTHONY HSU D.O.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled71

BRIGHTON

Michigan

GREGORY BUTLER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled71

WASHINGTON

District of Columbia

RAYMOND ZIMMERMAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled71

PHOENIX

Arizona

GAIL ISHIYAMA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled71

LOS ANGELES

California

JAMES SAVAGE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled71

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

GREGORY EVANS O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled70

PALM DESERT

California

BRAD WHITNEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled70

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

AZIZUR RAHMAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled70

ROCKFORD

Illinois

LINDA LEITHE M.D.

Diagnostic Radiology

Claims Filled70

DURHAM

North Carolina

CLINTON SHEETS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled70

CLEARWATER

Florida

MICHAEL MALEY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled70

ELMWOOD PARK

New Jersey

JEFFREY LIEBMANN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled69

NEW YORK

New York

AHMAD AREF M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled69

CHICAGO

Illinois

NORMAN ZABRISKIE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled69

SALT LAKE CITY

Utah

TIN-CHEU WONG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled69

MONTEREY PARK

California

AVRAHAM COHEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled69

HATBORO

Pennsylvania

NEIL FINNEN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled69

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

LAWRENCE DREXLER MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled69

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

SHANNON SMITH MD FACS

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled69

NACOGDOCHES

Texas

CALVIN REID MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled69

DOTHAN

Alabama

BRET WAGENHORST M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled69

TIFTON

Georgia

DEMETRIAN DORNIC M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled69

CARY

North Carolina

ROXANA BARAD M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled68

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania