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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

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
WAYNE SCOTT MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled183

BROOKLYN

New York

TUYET-MAI PHAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled175

WESTMINSTER

California

JACQUELINE GABAY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled170

ELMWOOD PARK

New Jersey

GREGORY HARMON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled170

NEW YORK

New York

ROWLAND HAWKINS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled169

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

JOSEPH WILHELM MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled168

EAST LANSING

Michigan

PETER VAN HOUTEN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled167

GREENVILLE

North Carolina

CHRISTOPHER PATITSAS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled167

HUNTINGDON

Pennsylvania

CLIFFORD BROWN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled165

INDIO

California

JOHN SHARP MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled164

LANCASTER

Pennsylvania

RICHARD THOMAS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled164

MIDDLEBURG HTS

Ohio

KEVIN STEWART M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled162

CHRISTIANSTED

Virgin Islands

THOMAS HAUCH MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled162

SOUTH BEND

Indiana

JACK WAZEN MD

Otology Neurotology

Claims Filled156

SARASOTA

Florida

EDWARD HILL M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled154

WINSTON-SALEM

North Carolina

JOSE JIMENEZ M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled153

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

KAREN TODD M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled153

VERO BEACH

Florida

DANA YUEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled148

LOS ANGELES

California

ALLEN BECK M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled147

ATLANTA

Georgia

DENNIS ZAWADSKI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled147

MUNCIE

Indiana

JOHN BRONSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled147

SAN DIEGO

California

ANDRES CORTES MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled146

MIAMI

Florida

ASAD ABBAS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled144

BAYTOWN

Texas

EDDIE GARCIA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled143

EL MONTE

California

POOJA KHATOR M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled143

BRADENTON

Florida