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NORVASC

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Norvasc (Amlodipine) is a calcium channel blocker. It lowers blood pressure by slowing your heart rate and relaxing your blood vessels. Your heart gets more oxygen and doesn't have to work as hard to pump, which can relieve chest pain. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Amlodipine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

62.9K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 772 of 3362

$12.4M
Retail Cost

Rank: 756 of 3362

13,075
Patients

Rank: 855 of 3362

13,566
Prescribers

Rank: 730 of 3362

More info on related drug Amlodipine »

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of people say

it's worth it

50%

of people say

it worked well

14%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 1,868 9,162 $1.9M
California 1,284 5,946 $1.16M
New Jersey 1,122 4,743 $1.11M
Pennsylvania 849 4,387 $772K
Florida 1,010 4,353 $876K
Texas 681 2,900 $576K
Ohio 487 2,414 $454K
Georgia 391 2,102 $355K
Illinois 433 1,964 $409K
North Carolina 327 1,764 $302K
Massachusetts 349 1,684 $333K
Michigan 367 1,550 $331K
South Carolina 290 1,217 $205K
Connecticut 263 1,178 $240K
Virginia 230 1,088 $209K
Maryland 247 1,051 $255K
Louisiana 189 990 $155K
Tennessee 187 968 $185K
Indiana 197 953 $191K
Minnesota 172 879 $195K
Arizona 172 863 $178K
Missouri 165 853 $152K
Alabama 165 841 $157K
Kentucky 168 769 $135K
Wisconsin 148 737 $147K
Washington 135 682 $133K
Oregon 101 492 $95.6K
Hawaii 98 462 $117K
Iowa 75 444 $80.1K
Mississippi 76 410 $71.3K
West Virginia 72 379 $64.9K
Oklahoma 83 375 $71.7K
Colorado 73 362 $62.5K
Arkansas 53 302 $48.9K
District of Columbia 52 260 $45.6K
Rhode Island 40 223 $42.3K
Kansas 44 219 $34.3K
New Hampshire 42 206 $38.7K
Nevada 52 198 $46K
Maine 44 197 $39K
Delaware 45 162 $50K
Nebraska 40 150 $27.9K
Idaho 32 140 $28.9K
New Mexico 30 133 $25.3K
North Dakota 17 106 $16K
Montana 19 101 $17.9K
South Dakota 19 92 $18.5K
Vermont 21 68 $14.2K
Utah 12 57 $10.9K
Alaska 46 $8,746
Wyoming 45 $9,887
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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