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Nitroglycerin is a nitrate. It dilates blood vessels all over the body. This makes it less work for the heart to pump, which relieves heart-related chest pain. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Nitroglycerin

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

19.5K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1070 of 3362

$3.41M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1101 of 3362

4,704
Patients

Rank: 1135 of 3362

4,644
Prescribers

Rank: 1060 of 3362

More info on related drug Nitroglycerin »

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40%

of people say

it's worth it

50%

of people say

it worked well

21%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Imdur Isordil

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

56.7K

2011

43.8K

2012

25.8K

2013

19.5K

2014

14K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$7.13M

2011

$5.84M

2012

$4.2M

2013

$3.41M

2014

$2.67M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$140

2011

$149

2012

$193

2013

$207

2014

$211

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 455 1,963 $341K
Pennsylvania 314 1,555 $265K
California 369 1,307 $291K
Florida 345 1,171 $181K
New Jersey 253 1,007 $191K
Illinois 191 895 $152K
Texas 270 850 $145K
Tennessee 179 773 $130K
Massachusetts 162 767 $126K
Ohio 169 748 $126K
Wisconsin 150 696 $117K
North Carolina 145 585 $97.4K
Missouri 116 518 $83K
West Virginia 103 477 $88.1K
Michigan 130 472 $89K
Georgia 119 442 $75.2K
Indiana 123 440 $75.9K
Maryland 108 420 $80.9K
Virginia 97 397 $73.2K
Washington 74 324 $56.3K
Oregon 67 282 $47K
Louisiana 70 265 $39.6K
Kentucky 59 251 $44.9K
Oklahoma 51 226 $39.6K
Connecticut 47 223 $39.2K
Maine 53 219 $40.9K
Iowa 34 194 $32.9K
South Dakota 37 190 $28.3K
Kansas 44 184 $29.1K
Mississippi 38 170 $22.8K
Arizona 45 157 $24.8K
Colorado 36 155 $35.6K
South Carolina 51 143 $27K
Alabama 33 141 $23.4K
Minnesota 31 128 $21.1K
Arkansas 23 105 $16.7K
Nebraska 25 82 $12.2K
New Mexico 19 80 $13K
Rhode Island 79 $7,180
Hawaii 17 69 $19.9K
New Hampshire 13 68 $9,633
Delaware 14 58 $9,361
Nevada 17 51 $6,971
North Dakota 12 48 $8,147
Utah 30 $4,066
Vermont 22 $8,110
District of Columbia 22 $4,122
Wyoming 22 $4,429
Idaho 18 $2,376
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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