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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
TROY TANJI M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled121

WAIPAHU

Hawaii

SAMANTHA PEREA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled121

LOMA LINDA

California

RICARDO AKSTEIN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled120

RIVERDALE

Georgia

ROBERT BUDD M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled119

ALTOONA

Pennsylvania

EDWARD BURNEY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled119

CLEVELAND

Ohio

STUART BALL M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled119

MOBILE

Alabama

JOSE MATOS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled118

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

MURRAY FRIEDBERG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled118

BRADENTON

Florida

LAI-SUNG LEUNG MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled117

SAN FRANCISCO

California

ALFRED SOLISH M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled117

PASADENA

California

HSUSHI YEH MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled116

TACOMA

Washington

DURRIYA ESAA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled116

WILLIAMSPORT

Pennsylvania

JEFFREY KAMMER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled115

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

DIMPLE ZAVERI

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled115

METAIRIE

Louisiana

STEVE TU D.O.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled114

WARWICK

Rhode Island

BRET HUGHES MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled113

DETROIT

Michigan

MICHAEL CHANG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled112

SOUTH WEYMOUTH

Massachusetts

ROBERT EDELMAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled111

BRADENTON

Florida

BARRY LEADER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled110

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

GERALD ZAIDMAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled110

VALHALLA

New York

PETER KANSAS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled110

LATHAM

New York

MILDRED OLIVIER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled109

HOFFMAN ESTATES

Illinois

JOHN STATHOS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled109

STAUNTON

Virginia

BRIAN WELCOME M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled109

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

RONALD CARONIA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled108

LYNBROOK

New York