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CHLORTHALIDONE

Thalitone (chlorthalidone) is a thiazide-like diuretic (water pill) that makes you urinate more. It works in the kidneys to remove extra water and certain electrolytes, while lowering blood pressure and reducing swelling. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

1.55M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 181 of 3395

$59.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 387 of 3395

349,539
Patients

Rank: 207 of 3395

136,848
Prescribers

Rank: 190 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

657K

2011

961K

2012

1.31M

2013

1.45M

2014

1.55M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$8.94M

2011

$16.4M

2012

$25.6M

2013

$38.8M

2014

$60M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$33

2011

$36

2012

$37

2013

$49

2014

$53

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 34,959 138,232 $5.83M
New York 27,799 128,412 $4.86M
Florida 22,079 89,901 $3.51M
North Carolina 14,920 71,235 $2.58M
Pennsylvania 14,048 65,556 $2.39M
Texas 15,673 61,922 $2.44M
Georgia 11,780 56,177 $1.83M
Ohio 12,826 55,360 $2.15M
Michigan 13,928 53,891 $2.13M
Illinois 11,661 49,791 $1.91M
Massachusetts 10,625 49,581 $1.86M
Tennessee 10,734 46,202 $1.67M
Virginia 9,802 43,072 $1.69M
Missouri 8,822 42,024 $1.49M
South Carolina 8,698 40,816 $1.42M
Alabama 8,257 35,998 $1.33M
Minnesota 8,922 34,586 $1.68M
Washington 8,449 34,042 $1.48M
Indiana 7,320 30,972 $1.16M
Wisconsin 7,533 30,521 $1.4M
New Jersey 7,854 29,619 $1.32M
Kentucky 5,755 27,527 $977K
Oregon 6,163 25,394 $1.03M
Mississippi 4,143 21,956 $679K
Connecticut 5,166 20,905 $897K
Louisiana 4,268 20,783 $752K
Arizona 5,472 20,483 $821K
Iowa 3,766 17,517 $696K
Arkansas 3,344 17,053 $557K
Colorado 4,330 16,769 $705K
Maryland 4,534 16,670 $744K
Oklahoma 3,353 14,364 $549K
Kansas 2,942 13,194 $459K
Nebraska 2,125 10,932 $382K
Rhode Island 2,010 10,317 $348K
Utah 2,551 9,622 $423K
Maine 2,336 9,069 $436K
West Virginia 1,760 8,385 $297K
New Mexico 2,011 8,097 $305K
Idaho 1,875 7,769 $324K
Nevada 2,035 7,517 $297K
New Hampshire 1,708 6,966 $299K
Montana 1,448 6,245 $251K
Vermont 1,409 5,241 $268K
South Dakota 907 4,261 $163K
District of Columbia 954 4,195 $142K
Hawaii 980 3,662 $158K
North Dakota 796 3,578 $153K
Delaware 962 3,199 $166K
Wyoming 525 1,991 $86.5K
Alaska 304 1,287 $50K
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 CHLORTHALIDONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ALAN SHAIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled270

MOBILE

Alabama

SAMUEL BURNETT III M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled269

GREENWOOD

South Carolina

GORDON HANDELSMAN M.D>

Family Medicine

Claims Filled267

MUNHALL

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL CHEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled265

CORVALLIS

Oregon

ABBAS ASHRAFI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled264

RICHMOND

Virginia

CARLOS GRANJA M.D

Nephrology

Claims Filled264

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

ABIRAMMY SUNDARAMOORTHY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled264

CONNEAUT

Ohio

ROY FAGAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled264

REIDSVILLE

North Carolina

SEN LAI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled262

LONG BEACH

California

RAFAEL LOPEZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled262

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

EDD JONES MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled262

FITZGERALD

Georgia

KENNETH KRONLUND MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled261

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

BRUCE VINCENT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled259

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

GEORGE POGSON M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled259

INDEPENDENCE

Missouri

PHILLIP BALE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled258

GLASGOW

Kentucky

MARK COLLIGAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled258

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

M. ULLAH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled258

SPRINGFIELD

Ohio

DEANNE HOBERT APN

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled258

MOLINE

Illinois

VENKAT THOTA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled257

WICHITA FALLS

Texas

STEPHEN SMITH

Family Medicine

Claims Filled257

SOCIETY HILL

South Carolina

MERRILL GILDERSLEEVE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled256

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

INKU LEE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled256

SOUTHINGTON

Connecticut

STEVEN AUSTIN M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled255

HIXSON

Tennessee

VICTOR SANCHEZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled255

MANATI

Puerto Rico

JAMES CREWS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled255

LEXINGTON

Virginia