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ACETAZOLAMIDE

Diamox Sequels (acetazolamide) is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor that affects the body's fluid balance. It increases urination, lowers the amount of fluid in the eye, calms the nervous system, and allows the body to use oxygen better at high altitudes. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

308K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 445 of 3393

$36.3M
Retail Cost

Rank: 557 of 3393

107,888
Patients

Rank: 398 of 3393

57,571
Prescribers

Rank: 373 of 3393

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it's worth it

50%

of people say

it worked well

25%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

247K

2012

267K

2013

289K

2014

300K

2015

308K

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$15.4M

2012

$17.6M

2013

$31.2M

2014

$37.2M

2015

$36.3M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$189

2012

$192

2013

$312

2014

$353

2015

$337

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 14,643 31,254 $3.65M
New York 9,135 27,995 $3.54M
Florida 9,801 24,351 $2.88M
Texas 8,120 21,577 $2.38M
Pennsylvania 5,091 15,353 $1.67M
Illinois 4,366 12,501 $1.44M
Ohio 3,448 10,413 $1.23M
New Jersey 3,449 10,236 $1.16M
North Carolina 2,934 9,943 $1.37M
Michigan 3,258 9,782 $1.28M
Georgia 2,939 9,563 $1.13M
Massachusetts 2,515 7,741 $996K
Indiana 2,120 7,124 $798K
South Carolina 1,772 6,711 $876K
Louisiana 2,014 6,556 $802K
Tennessee 2,088 6,550 $833K
Wisconsin 2,418 5,919 $573K
Virginia 2,069 5,834 $674K
Missouri 1,867 5,612 $633K
Minnesota 2,100 4,654 $438K
Arizona 1,954 4,582 $533K
Kentucky 1,102 4,289 $490K
Washington 1,740 4,279 $566K
Maryland 1,740 4,270 $505K
Alabama 1,207 4,264 $604K
Connecticut 1,747 4,233 $464K
Colorado 1,505 3,889 $464K
Mississippi 937 3,316 $400K
Iowa 954 3,176 $317K
Oregon 1,122 2,706 $336K
Arkansas 768 2,677 $321K
Kansas 821 2,278 $249K
West Virginia 501 1,986 $226K
Oklahoma 759 1,954 $237K
Utah 527 1,600 $198K
Nebraska 484 1,544 $169K
Nevada 514 1,483 $184K
Hawaii 463 1,262 $160K
Idaho 378 1,226 $130K
New Hampshire 457 1,169 $130K
Maine 493 1,096 $117K
North Dakota 220 1,064 $96.9K
Rhode Island 319 1,032 $125K
New Mexico 409 967 $117K
District of Columbia 346 797 $89.7K
South Dakota 238 780 $88.3K
Delaware 259 676 $83.3K
Montana 201 665 $101K
Vermont 215 623 $86.7K
Wyoming 81 300 $44.2K
Alaska 65 265 $24.6K
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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 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
JOHN BENEKE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled784

ORLANDO

Florida

MIRA SHERER D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled710

BROOKLYN

New York

DAOLING ZHANG MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled632

ORANGEBURG

South Carolina

DAVID BERRY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled512

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

RICHARD COHN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled491

MAITLAND

Florida

PAUL LAMA M.D.

Ophthalmology, Glaucoma Specialist

Claims Filled448

ROCHELLE PARK

New Jersey

GREGORY PANZO MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled444

MOUNT DORA

Florida

RAJENDRA TRIVEDI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled437

DANVILLE

Virginia

JAMES ATKINS MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled424

CELEBRATION

Florida

ANDREA KATZ MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled404

NEW YORK

New York

ERIC LARSON M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled369

OSHKOSH

Wisconsin

WILLIAM RAND MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled369

POMPANO BEACH

Florida

MARIA BERROCAL-FERNANDEZ MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled367

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

RICHARD FICHMAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled345

MANCHESTER

Connecticut

MICHAEL KOREY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled336

CHICAGO

Illinois

JEFFREY HEIMER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled310

STATE COLLEGE

Pennsylvania

VALERIA RUBINSTEIN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled309

NEW YORK

New York

JEFFREY BOND MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled299

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

ASHAR LUQMAN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled288

SIOUX CITY

Iowa

GREGG GORDON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled270

CAMBRIA HTS

New York

STEWART TURNER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled269

KITTERY

Maine

MARTIN ARISCO MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled268

BAYTOWN

Texas

HENRY OKSMAN PH.D., M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled267

WHITE PLAINS

New York

ROBERTO GARCIA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled264

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

STEPHEN MERFELD M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled255

OSHKOSH

Wisconsin