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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

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
THOMAS DIETZE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled143

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

OMAR DUKAR M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled143

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

LOURDES CASUSO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled142

MIAMI

Florida

RICHARD PRESKE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled142

MOUNT AIRY

North Carolina

FIAZ ZAMAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled140

HOUSTON

Texas

JEFFREY KAY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled137

TUCSON

Arizona

DMITRIY GRINSHPUN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled137

BROOKLYN

New York

GAURAV SINGH M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled137

BLOOMINGTON

Illinois

BARBARA SMYTHE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled135

GRAPEVINE

Texas

JONATHAN COLLINS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled135

BETHESDA

Maryland

JOHN MASTROBATTISTA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled133

NEW YORK

New York

CHING LI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled133

ANDERSON

Indiana

RAPHAEL SAPEIKA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled132

DETROIT

Michigan

DONALD PEREZ M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled132

ANDERSON

Indiana

KARANJIT KOONER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled131

DALLAS

Texas

RINKU DUTT MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled130

GREENSBURG

Pennsylvania

RICHARD BOURGEOIS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled129

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

JOHN RAMOCKI MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled128

DETROIT

Michigan

DANNIS HOOD MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled126

RINGGOLD

Georgia

GEORGE HYMAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled126

BROOKLYN

New York

STEPHEN GOLLANCE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled125

WAYNE

New Jersey

TIM JOHNSON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled124

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

GLEN BRYANT MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled123

WEST MEMPHIS

Arkansas

EMILY ZIMMERMAN

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled122

NEW YORK

New York

ROBERT WARSHAWSKY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled122

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota