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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 2013

30.6K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 926 of 3238

$2.53M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1218 of 3238

9,803
Patients

Rank: 886 of 3238

9,486
Prescribers

Rank: 789 of 3238

User Reviews of NIFEDIPINE »

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45%

of people say

it's worth it

32%

of people say

it worked well

41%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 1,599 4,289 $356K
Texas 902 2,579 $209K
New York 720 2,292 $179K
Florida 676 1,971 $167K
Pennsylvania 441 1,603 $114K
Ohio 379 1,235 $106K
Illinois 369 1,230 $112K
Michigan 398 1,214 $104K
New Jersey 336 997 $85.2K
Tennessee 246 938 $76K
Massachusetts 247 807 $72.4K
North Carolina 241 780 $117K
Georgia 230 754 $56.7K
Indiana 168 571 $40.9K
Washington 186 552 $41.4K
Kentucky 164 531 $42.8K
Virginia 184 515 $39.3K
Arizona 188 492 $38.2K
Alabama 125 479 $35.4K
Wisconsin 151 473 $39.4K
Maryland 159 440 $39.5K
Missouri 151 436 $32.8K
Oregon 141 419 $35.8K
Arkansas 92 368 $28.3K
Louisiana 110 320 $28.7K
Connecticut 100 313 $27.3K
Colorado 107 303 $26.6K
Minnesota 99 300 $24.8K
Oklahoma 88 288 $21.5K
Kansas 78 287 $21.2K
South Carolina 71 276 $22.1K
Mississippi 73 243 $17.9K
Iowa 58 233 $17.2K
West Virginia 56 186 $13K
Maine 58 185 $11.1K
New Hampshire 37 148 $11.4K
Nebraska 45 146 $11K
Utah 56 131 $7,870
Rhode Island 34 128 $11.8K
Nevada 47 125 $9,830
New Mexico 39 110 $9,105
Delaware 30 108 $10.5K
Idaho 40 91 $5,482
Montana 32 85 $6,208
Hawaii 14 71 $6,421
Vermont 13 43 $3,749
Wyoming 16 40 $3,202
South Dakota 19 39 $5,590
North Dakota 11 39 $4,081
Alaska 11 33 $2,096
District of Columbia 14 32 $2,092
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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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