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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
STEWART TURNER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled239

KITTERY

Maine

POOJA KHATOR M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled237

BRADENTON

Florida

HARVEY ROSENBLUM MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled237

NEW YORK

New York

CALVIN GRANT M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled235

PALOS HEIGHTS

Illinois

CHARLES TEITELBAUM MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled230

SYRACUSE

New York

THOMAS LANG MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled224

BLOOMINGTON

Minnesota

NOEL ELGUT M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled223

FT LAUDERDALE

Florida

GREGORY PANZO MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled220

MOUNT DORA

Florida

HENRY OKSMAN PH.D., M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled219

WHITE PLAINS

New York

TUYET-MAI PHAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled215

WESTMINSTER

California

CHIA-HUNG CHEN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled214

WILMINGTON

Ohio

MITCHELL JACKSON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled212

LAKE VILLA

Illinois

JACK WAZEN MD

Otology Neurotology

Claims Filled207

SARASOTA

Florida

GREGORY HARMON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled207

NEW YORK

New York

JOHN MCHENRY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled206

DALLAS

Texas

JERRY HUNSAKER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled199

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

GEORGE THURBER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled183

OCEAN SPRINGS

Mississippi

ROWLAND HAWKINS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled183

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

RICARDO AKSTEIN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled183

RIVERDALE

Georgia

PAMELA WILLIAMS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled181

SUN CITY

Arizona

STEPHEN DEPPERMAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled178

TARPON SPRINGS

Florida

ALEXANDER KENT M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled177

CHARLESTON

South Carolina

OMAR DUKAR M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled172

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

RAPHAEL SAPEIKA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled170

DETROIT

Michigan

RUTH FREDERICKS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled169

JACKSON

Mississippi