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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
ABDULRAB AZIZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled315

MONROEVILLE

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL DIBBS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled311

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

AMJAD WYNE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled309

CHRISTIANSBURG

Virginia

GEORGE STATON M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled309

VALDOSTA

Georgia

EDUARDO PARTIDA-ROBLES M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled308

MANATI

Puerto Rico

JAMES MCGUKIN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled305

HIGH POINT

North Carolina

DON LEE M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled304

GLENDALE

California

ILYA RACHMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled297

LOS ANGELES

California

HANDRE HURWIT M.D

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled293

NORTH MIAMI

Florida

JOSE GARCIA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled292

AIBONITO

Puerto Rico

BENJAMIN BENNOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled291

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

ASWARTHA POTHULA M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled290

MOLINE

Illinois

FARRELL MENDELSOHN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled289

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

JOSEPH SAMAHA MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled289

GERMANTOWN

Tennessee

TIFFANY LEISTER N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled287

OXFORD

Mississippi

SUDHENDU CHOUBEY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled284

ROANOKE

Virginia

MICHAEL DEHNING MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled282

OMAHA

Nebraska

JIVAN MELIKIAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled280

GLENDALE

California

STEPHEN MANUS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled279

FORT SMITH

Arkansas

JOHN LIEN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled276

SAN JOSE

California

ANEES SALEEMI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled275

ARLINGTON

Texas

CARLOS RODRIGUEZ FIERRO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled273

MARRERO

Louisiana

VIRGINIA GONZALEZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled273

WEST MONROE

Louisiana

GEORGE MYERS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled273

ROME

Georgia

MANOJ SHAH MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled273

GULFPORT

Mississippi