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NIFEDIPINE

Nifedipine is a calcium channel blocker. It lowers blood pressure by slowing your heart rate and relaxing your blood vessels. Your heart gets more oxygen and doesn't have to work as hard to pump, which can relieve chest pain. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

26.3K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 984 of 3362

$2.32M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1190 of 3362

8,885
Patients

Rank: 952 of 3362

8,544
Prescribers

Rank: 857 of 3362

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of people say

it's worth it

28%

of people say

it worked well

48%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 1,443 3,828 $323K
Texas 728 1,915 $154K
New York 640 1,854 $141K
Florida 583 1,546 $138K
Pennsylvania 426 1,433 $117K
Michigan 381 1,094 $95K
Ohio 343 1,031 $92.9K
Illinois 320 990 $83.7K
North Carolina 255 859 $242K
New Jersey 293 796 $64.7K
Massachusetts 241 794 $72.5K
Tennessee 210 691 $57.5K
Georgia 235 625 $48.3K
Arizona 191 517 $44.5K
Kentucky 143 475 $35.6K
Maryland 159 465 $39.3K
Wisconsin 155 451 $36.8K
Indiana 152 443 $33.8K
Missouri 137 430 $33.3K
Washington 150 430 $28.8K
Arkansas 99 420 $29.1K
Virginia 163 411 $37.3K
Minnesota 104 354 $32.9K
Louisiana 104 327 $24.7K
Alabama 101 315 $22.6K
Colorado 101 306 $33.4K
South Carolina 92 306 $19.5K
Oregon 109 304 $24.6K
Oklahoma 92 247 $17.2K
Connecticut 95 239 $19.3K
Mississippi 55 219 $18.8K
Kansas 58 207 $14K
Iowa 62 189 $14.2K
Nebraska 45 188 $12.9K
West Virginia 58 187 $13.9K
Maine 47 133 $9,253
Nevada 44 131 $9,899
New Hampshire 34 122 $7,448
Rhode Island 32 108 $11.1K
Utah 41 86 $4,908
Delaware 26 76 $8,404
South Dakota 19 75 $5,359
Idaho 33 73 $4,688
New Mexico 30 69 $6,417
Montana 27 69 $3,903
North Dakota 14 55 $3,667
Hawaii 11 47 $4,046
District of Columbia 20 42 $1,943
Alaska 12 29 $2,007
Wyoming 28 $1,307
Vermont 22 $2,527
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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