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NITROGLYCERIN

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

2.16M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 142 of 3395

$46.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 449 of 3395

1,370,752
Patients

Rank: 64 of 3395

246,316
Prescribers

Rank: 85 of 3395

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41%

of people say

it's worth it

51%

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

1.78M

2011

2.02M

2012

2.15M

2013

2.13M

2014

2.16M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$23.7M

2011

$28.6M

2012

$33.3M

2013

$37.6M

2014

$46.5M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$15

2011

$16

2012

$17

2013

$18

2014

$21

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 132,674 219,132 $6.37M
Florida 98,207 160,764 $3.32M
Texas 82,949 122,713 $2.64M
New York 64,918 111,912 $2.9M
Pennsylvania 64,909 98,944 $2.07M
Ohio 65,148 98,810 $1.87M
Michigan 59,884 91,785 $2.08M
North Carolina 55,153 85,179 $1.63M
Tennessee 42,705 67,691 $1.25M
Georgia 40,537 64,169 $1.25M
Indiana 41,375 60,460 $1.12M
Illinois 36,058 57,539 $1.2M
Kentucky 33,737 55,803 $997K
Missouri 34,186 53,687 $981K
Virginia 30,693 46,716 $935K
Massachusetts 29,901 46,329 $1.17M
Minnesota 32,488 45,668 $855K
Washington 28,192 43,130 $965K
South Carolina 25,047 39,868 $761K
Wisconsin 28,324 39,542 $747K
Alabama 25,307 39,509 $733K
Louisiana 23,266 37,588 $764K
New Jersey 21,923 34,053 $942K
Arizona 21,952 32,995 $679K
Oregon 21,544 31,906 $809K
Arkansas 19,358 29,881 $552K
Iowa 20,600 29,004 $506K
Oklahoma 17,782 27,177 $553K
Maryland 17,429 25,461 $609K
West Virginia 15,991 25,255 $456K
Mississippi 14,984 24,507 $497K
Colorado 14,475 20,795 $433K
Kansas 13,734 19,751 $352K
Maine 11,630 16,705 $335K
Connecticut 10,690 15,583 $375K
New Mexico 7,457 11,341 $213K
Nevada 7,105 10,904 $230K
Nebraska 7,682 10,754 $190K
New Hampshire 7,112 9,825 $200K
Idaho 5,275 7,722 $144K
Utah 5,238 7,438 $144K
South Dakota 4,952 6,920 $119K
Rhode Island 4,603 6,798 $154K
North Dakota 4,632 6,121 $111K
Hawaii 3,952 5,941 $143K
Delaware 4,128 5,799 $149K
Vermont 3,643 5,341 $103K
Montana 3,579 5,185 $99K
District of Columbia 1,362 2,241 $56.5K
Alaska 1,369 2,066 $46.8K
Wyoming 1,148 1,704 $33.8K
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 NITROSTAT

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ISMAIL ATCHA MD FACP

Claims Filled99

FRANCISCO GUZMAN LUGO

Claims Filled475

LAURIE SMITH CRNP

Claims Filled134

ADRIANO MARTINEZ RIVERA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled142

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

CARLOS RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled56

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

JOSEPH MALDONADO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled149

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

CARLOS RODRIGUEZ VELAZQUEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled55

OROCOVIS

Puerto Rico

LUIS ARIZMENDI PINEIRO MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled59

LAJAS

Puerto Rico

JULIA VAZQUEZ MARTIRENA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled52

CIDRA

Puerto Rico

PEDRO LOPEZ LOPEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled115

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

KARIM SALEH VEGA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled75

COAMO

Puerto Rico

FRANCISCO RIVERA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled58

COMERIO

Puerto Rico

MIGUEL CAMPOS M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled82

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

FRANCISCO MONROIG M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled53

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

RENE PEREZ MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled58

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

FRANCISCO GARCIA-CORTES M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled163

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

CARLOS RAMOS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled61

SAN SEBASTIAN

Puerto Rico

MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ BURGOS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled217

JUNCOS

Puerto Rico

NESTOR FRONTERA-TACORONTE MD

General Practice

Claims Filled54

GUANICA

Puerto Rico

JOSE CALDERA NIEVES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled127

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

AITZAMAR RAMOS RIVERA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled56

BARCELONETA

Puerto Rico

ERIC AVILES M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled110

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

JOSE MONTES-MERCADO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled62

MANATI

Puerto Rico

PRISCILA HERNANDEZ-VELEZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled66

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

JOSE GARCIA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled292

AIBONITO

Puerto Rico