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NITROGLYCERIN

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

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

63.4K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 771 of 3395

$14.3M
Retail Cost

Rank: 813 of 3395

38,619
Patients

Rank: 598 of 3395

26,216
Prescribers

Rank: 549 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

109K

2011

46K

2012

49.2K

2013

66.7K

2014

63.4K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$4.31M

2011

$7.84M

2012

$12M

2013

$15.8M

2014

$14.3M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$13

2011

$45

2012

$54

2013

$57

2014

$52

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 3,626 6,077 $1.38M
California 3,175 5,926 $1.43M
Texas 2,809 4,198 $886K
New York 2,030 4,132 $931K
Pennsylvania 2,487 3,880 $889K
Ohio 1,807 2,772 $664K
New Jersey 1,450 2,368 $552K
Michigan 1,371 2,296 $531K
Tennessee 1,384 2,278 $485K
Kentucky 1,212 2,064 $469K
North Carolina 1,289 2,044 $455K
Illinois 1,168 1,896 $403K
South Carolina 1,083 1,802 $387K
Alabama 1,138 1,776 $383K
Missouri 1,101 1,717 $344K
Louisiana 1,030 1,699 $393K
Georgia 1,104 1,660 $350K
Indiana 1,071 1,616 $377K
Oklahoma 766 1,146 $247K
Arizona 605 903 $180K
West Virginia 480 875 $212K
Virginia 543 841 $197K
Massachusetts 448 786 $184K
Connecticut 486 746 $172K
Washington 436 693 $150K
Oregon 464 692 $163K
Nevada 440 684 $164K
Mississippi 417 679 $144K
Wisconsin 446 673 $145K
Arkansas 382 600 $119K
Maryland 357 560 $128K
Colorado 274 377 $84.8K
Minnesota 237 356 $75.3K
Maine 216 345 $78.6K
Kansas 187 288 $58.8K
Iowa 162 219 $38.5K
Hawaii 135 205 $50.5K
Delaware 126 204 $58.8K
New Hampshire 102 160 $41.7K
New Mexico 103 146 $32.8K
Utah 99 140 $26.6K
Nebraska 99 131 $26.4K
Rhode Island 77 109 $24.2K
Idaho 77 104 $24.1K
Montana 63 94 $22.9K
Alaska 54 80 $16.8K
Vermont 47 69 $14.3K
District of Columbia 34 66 $14.3K
North Dakota 30 34 $6,364
South Dakota 21 28 $5,157
Wyoming 17 18 $3,834
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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