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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  *

*This description is for related drug Nitroglycerin

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

27K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 978 of 3362

$1.26M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1308 of 3362

15,362
Patients

Rank: 812 of 3362

11,741
Prescribers

Rank: 777 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

31.2K

2011

30.2K

2012

27.1K

2013

27K

2014

22.7K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$772K

2011

$1.07M

2012

$1.07M

2013

$1.26M

2014

$1.1M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$23

2011

$29

2012

$30

2013

$36

2014

$37

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
California 2,449 4,980 $242K
Texas 1,095 1,930 $89.3K
Florida 956 1,656 $95.4K
New York 801 1,436 $63K
Pennsylvania 728 1,137 $47.1K
Tennessee 456 906 $40.3K
Illinois 530 895 $39.4K
Ohio 570 882 $33.8K
North Carolina 506 784 $35.2K
Georgia 438 747 $34.7K
Louisiana 360 738 $48.5K
Michigan 424 671 $30.8K
Indiana 374 662 $33.7K
Virginia 386 629 $25.1K
New Jersey 347 604 $26.7K
Massachusetts 384 589 $29.1K
Kentucky 233 551 $25.7K
Missouri 306 517 $24.3K
Alabama 256 498 $26.1K
Minnesota 302 474 $15.8K
Wisconsin 312 447 $14.3K
Arkansas 193 393 $19.3K
Washington 253 373 $15.4K
Hawaii 179 307 $14.6K
Arizona 189 291 $11.3K
South Dakota 124 286 $14.6K
Iowa 146 281 $12.7K
Colorado 201 280 $11.1K
Oklahoma 178 268 $14K
Maryland 157 261 $11.1K
Oregon 171 255 $9,730
West Virginia 138 246 $9,998
Mississippi 120 220 $12.8K
Connecticut 154 219 $10.2K
South Carolina 158 212 $9,842
Rhode Island 76 166 $7,983
Kansas 89 149 $6,104
Utah 100 130 $4,458
Nevada 77 121 $5,464
New Mexico 76 105 $4,158
Nebraska 69 99 $3,370
Maine 70 96 $4,541
New Hampshire 34 90 $4,422
Montana 59 78 $2,870
Idaho 60 78 $3,185
Delaware 29 50 $1,937
District of Columbia 14 43 $1,644
North Dakota 21 25 $989
Alaska 13 24 $888
Wyoming 16 24 $1,305
Vermont 16 18 $696
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 »

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