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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 2015

18.8K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1092 of 3395

$1.54M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1574 of 3395

6,917
Patients

Rank: 1037 of 3395

6,875
Prescribers

Rank: 931 of 3395

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42%

of people say

it's worth it

31%

of people say

it worked well

46%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

45K

2011

34.3K

2012

30.6K

2013

26.3K

2014

18.8K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$3.35M

2011

$2.64M

2012

$2.53M

2013

$2.32M

2014

$1.54M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$47

2011

$74

2012

$80

2013

$75

2014

$63

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 1,205 3,041 $241K
Texas 550 1,352 $126K
New York 385 1,105 $91.7K
Florida 466 1,076 $96K
Pennsylvania 325 1,004 $81.1K
Illinois 235 704 $54.4K
Michigan 271 696 $59.2K
Ohio 255 680 $53K
Massachusetts 203 676 $56.8K
New Jersey 217 627 $47.7K
Tennessee 180 548 $46.6K
Washington 135 436 $29.2K
Georgia 164 418 $31.1K
North Carolina 145 375 $36.1K
Minnesota 117 351 $32.6K
Maryland 149 346 $28.5K
Wisconsin 116 343 $29.3K
Indiana 125 330 $26.7K
Missouri 107 307 $23.4K
Louisiana 94 300 $23.5K
Arizona 136 294 $30.1K
Kentucky 104 287 $24.4K
Oregon 98 274 $19.7K
Alabama 91 272 $19.6K
Virginia 120 259 $24.6K
Arkansas 81 244 $20.3K
Colorado 76 223 $17.4K
Connecticut 70 203 $14K
South Carolina 66 188 $14.7K
Oklahoma 66 155 $12.7K
West Virginia 53 151 $11.4K
Kansas 52 150 $8,992
Iowa 54 139 $9,856
Mississippi 50 128 $8,915
Nebraska 31 107 $16.1K
Maine 42 106 $7,193
Nevada 37 92 $5,198
Delaware 28 89 $8,952
New Hampshire 31 87 $6,326
Idaho 25 85 $5,723
Montana 26 68 $4,599
North Dakota 14 60 $3,328
Hawaii 16 50 $4,454
New Mexico 22 49 $2,988
Rhode Island 24 48 $2,837
Utah 25 47 $3,334
South Dakota 14 41 $2,674
District of Columbia 20 33 $1,662
Alaska 28 $2,278
Wyoming 11 23 $1,917
Vermont 13 22 $2,230
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 NIFEDIPINE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ISAAC DWECK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled59

OAKHURST

New Jersey

LAURIE MERCIER MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled55

BELLEVUE

Washington