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VERAPAMIL ER

VERAPAMIL HCL

Verapamil is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

2.08M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 148 of 3395

$51.1M
Retail Cost

Rank: 428 of 3395

404,833
Patients

Rank: 185 of 3395

171,459
Prescribers

Rank: 144 of 3395

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35%

of people say

it's worth it

33%

of people say

it worked well

21%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

2.6M

2011

2.45M

2012

2.42M

2013

2.18M

2014

2.08M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$62.4M

2011

$58.6M

2012

$63M

2013

$57.8M

2014

$51.1M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$53

2011

$53

2012

$57

2013

$58

2014

$58

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 35,860 162,387 $5.85M
Florida 28,680 133,672 $3.08M
Texas 25,564 121,651 $3.03M
New York 24,520 118,442 $3.2M
Pennsylvania 21,462 116,407 $2.79M
Ohio 18,781 92,359 $2.68M
North Carolina 14,370 79,542 $1.58M
Georgia 13,459 76,095 $1.53M
Michigan 16,946 72,642 $2.02M
Illinois 13,811 68,133 $1.58M
Tennessee 11,697 61,417 $1.32M
Indiana 10,252 49,636 $1.26M
Massachusetts 9,551 48,414 $1.35M
New Jersey 10,934 47,724 $1.25M
Missouri 8,614 47,063 $998K
Virginia 9,021 44,992 $1.12M
Alabama 8,547 44,159 $968K
Kentucky 6,704 39,242 $795K
Louisiana 6,325 36,694 $703K
South Carolina 6,743 35,832 $767K
Arizona 7,768 33,929 $873K
Washington 6,838 31,305 $754K
Wisconsin 6,739 31,220 $757K
Arkansas 4,862 31,005 $536K
Maryland 7,237 28,945 $910K
Mississippi 4,296 26,447 $438K
Iowa 4,653 25,091 $566K
Oklahoma 4,989 24,311 $588K
Colorado 5,136 22,947 $677K
Minnesota 5,058 22,407 $775K
Oregon 4,612 21,465 $633K
Connecticut 4,655 21,083 $572K
Kansas 3,347 18,560 $397K
West Virginia 3,118 17,299 $372K
Nevada 3,173 13,826 $348K
Nebraska 2,052 12,269 $232K
Rhode Island 1,926 11,974 $286K
Utah 2,475 10,870 $275K
Maine 2,156 9,257 $295K
Idaho 1,844 8,696 $224K
New Hampshire 1,750 8,263 $215K
New Mexico 1,765 7,922 $215K
South Dakota 1,219 6,914 $139K
Hawaii 1,342 5,984 $221K
Delaware 1,515 5,805 $178K
Montana 1,102 5,606 $124K
North Dakota 1,057 5,396 $126K
Vermont 840 3,650 $104K
District of Columbia 560 2,403 $70.6K
Wyoming 470 2,254 $49.9K
Alaska 234 1,296 $27.8K
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 VERAPAMIL ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
HECTOR MENDEZ-RIVERA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled812

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

RICARDO CIGARROA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled733

LAREDO

Texas

JAMES KENNEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled684

HENDERSON

North Carolina

MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ BURGOS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled553

JUNCOS

Puerto Rico

ANDREW KUMPURIS MD

Claims Filled544

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

JESUS VAZQUEZ M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled497

ARCADIA

California

MARIA MARTI LON MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled485

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

JUAN RODRIGUEZ MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled412

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

KRIANGSAK THEPVEERA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled407

SAGINAW

Michigan

JOSE SANTIAGO-TORRES M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled405

ARROYO

Puerto Rico

LAYNE REUSSER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled371

WICHITA

Kansas

TERRY ZELLMER MD

Specialist

Claims Filled344

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

WILLIAM LEVIN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled338

SMITHFIELD

Rhode Island

JOSE RIVERA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled335

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

PERRY TIMBERLAKE M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled328

GREENSBORO

Alabama

GEROLD SIBANDA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled326

TUSCALOOSA

Alabama

NELSON RIVERA RIVERA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled320

VILLALBA

Puerto Rico

JUAN CUETO MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled320

MIAMI

Florida

LUIS ORTIZ MATOS

General Practice

Claims Filled316

COROZAL

Puerto Rico

JOSE REYES-PENA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled311

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

EDWIN FIGUEROA DELGADO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled301

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

WISTREMUNDO DONES FIGUEROA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled297

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

SCOTT BERENSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled296

BOCA RATON

Florida

MARK LERMAN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled296

DALLAS

Texas

CARLOS CIGARROA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled286

LAREDO

Texas