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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 2013

70K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 719 of 3238

$11.3M
Retail Cost

Rank: 751 of 3238

13,972
Patients

Rank: 797 of 3238

14,218
Prescribers

Rank: 682 of 3238

User Reviews of Related Drug Amlodipine »

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59%

of people say

it's worth it

50%

of people say

it worked well

13%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 2,027 10,376 $1.79M
California 1,635 8,167 $1.15M
Pennsylvania 870 5,008 $774K
New Jersey 1,167 4,984 $1.02M
Florida 1,002 4,599 $762K
Texas 763 3,139 $529K
Ohio 595 2,822 $456K
Massachusetts 368 2,192 $309K
Georgia 379 2,093 $307K
Illinois 422 2,068 $348K
North Carolina 354 1,879 $271K
Michigan 346 1,503 $273K
Connecticut 238 1,203 $212K
Maryland 258 1,120 $222K
Kentucky 212 1,100 $157K
Indiana 203 1,097 $171K
Virginia 257 1,089 $180K
Louisiana 194 1,031 $139K
Minnesota 199 1,031 $194K
Tennessee 186 964 $147K
Arizona 180 927 $153K
Missouri 181 905 $139K
Alabama 169 894 $142K
South Carolina 191 786 $120K
Wisconsin 150 747 $130K
Washington 154 694 $112K
Iowa 92 597 $88.2K
Hawaii 101 545 $105K
Oregon 118 531 $86.3K
Oklahoma 105 473 $78.9K
West Virginia 80 440 $64.2K
Mississippi 70 349 $52.4K
Colorado 54 287 $39.7K
Arkansas 48 277 $37.8K
Nevada 63 267 $48.5K
New Hampshire 45 258 $40.5K
District of Columbia 50 251 $39.3K
Kansas 49 246 $34.3K
Rhode Island 41 230 $36K
Maine 45 218 $36.8K
Nebraska 41 183 $27.6K
Idaho 33 170 $25.6K
New Mexico 48 167 $26.3K
Delaware 40 137 $34K
Montana 17 106 $15.2K
South Dakota 15 97 $14.3K
Utah 22 93 $13.9K
North Dakota 15 92 $12.4K
Vermont 12 91 $12.2K
Alaska 11 48 $8,695
Wyoming 35 $6,731
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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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