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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 2015

22.7K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1047 of 3395

$1.1M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1672 of 3395

13,308
Patients

Rank: 847 of 3395

10,602
Prescribers

Rank: 794 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

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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 2,195 4,211 $217K
Texas 889 1,411 $68.9K
Florida 798 1,286 $69K
New York 646 1,167 $55.1K
Pennsylvania 669 1,118 $50.6K
Tennessee 381 782 $37.9K
North Carolina 472 747 $35.1K
Ohio 418 719 $33.1K
Illinois 459 695 $31.4K
Georgia 399 624 $28.3K
New Jersey 336 573 $27.6K
Massachusetts 360 573 $29.1K
Louisiana 308 549 $36.4K
Michigan 347 529 $25.6K
Indiana 277 502 $26.1K
Missouri 272 446 $22.7K
Virginia 250 436 $17.8K
Alabama 213 397 $21.8K
Washington 271 391 $17.4K
Kentucky 195 386 $18.9K
Wisconsin 236 379 $14.3K
Minnesota 240 373 $13.2K
Arizona 208 318 $15.2K
Arkansas 139 302 $16.5K
Colorado 229 298 $12.2K
South Dakota 134 290 $13.7K
Hawaii 150 266 $12.5K
Oklahoma 154 256 $12.7K
Oregon 184 247 $9,350
Iowa 132 243 $10.9K
Maryland 155 243 $10.7K
West Virginia 109 226 $11.3K
Connecticut 150 211 $10.7K
South Carolina 147 210 $9,818
Mississippi 88 191 $10.2K
Nevada 95 143 $6,989
Utah 78 114 $4,556
Maine 71 102 $4,224
Kansas 63 100 $4,354
Idaho 73 99 $4,271
Rhode Island 54 94 $4,797
New Mexico 65 89 $3,496
New Hampshire 45 80 $3,835
Nebraska 47 74 $3,289
North Dakota 30 44 $1,576
Montana 32 40 $1,653
Delaware 29 37 $1,389
Vermont 20 24 $1,005
District of Columbia 16 21 $1,111
Wyoming 14 18 $968
Alaska 16 $549
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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