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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 2015

56.8K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 793 of 3395

$12.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 836 of 3395

11,375
Patients

Rank: 898 of 3395

11,934
Prescribers

Rank: 760 of 3395

More info on related drug Amlodipine »

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58%

of people say

it's worth it

50%

of people say

it worked well

15%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

74.5K

2011

68.6K

2012

70K

2013

62.9K

2014

56.8K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$8.14M

2011

$9.3M

2012

$11.3M

2013

$12.4M

2014

$12.9M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$251

2011

$315

2012

$306

2013

$319

2014

$335

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 1,640 8,001 $1.93M
California 1,049 5,080 $1.16M
New Jersey 979 4,202 $1.13M
Florida 897 4,105 $937K
Pennsylvania 718 3,882 $823K
Texas 575 2,705 $603K
Georgia 350 1,984 $380K
Ohio 395 1,974 $429K
South Carolina 388 1,922 $340K
Illinois 385 1,860 $440K
North Carolina 309 1,727 $329K
Massachusetts 286 1,567 $380K
Michigan 312 1,408 $350K
Connecticut 224 1,202 $278K
Maryland 237 971 $262K
Virginia 207 962 $225K
Louisiana 186 942 $169K
Alabama 157 812 $169K
Missouri 138 809 $154K
Indiana 155 801 $170K
Arizona 163 760 $189K
Minnesota 158 759 $194K
Tennessee 152 729 $163K
Wisconsin 138 685 $163K
Kentucky 132 643 $129K
Washington 110 550 $127K
Hawaii 83 400 $117K
Mississippi 73 387 $73.6K
Iowa 63 371 $72.5K
Oklahoma 69 370 $86.8K
Oregon 74 361 $82.9K
West Virginia 62 317 $65.1K
Colorado 69 295 $67.4K
Arkansas 45 290 $48.5K
Rhode Island 38 229 $47.5K
Kansas 41 216 $42.3K
District of Columbia 49 196 $44.2K
New Hampshire 40 195 $45.7K
Nevada 42 163 $44K
Maine 34 153 $37.9K
Idaho 31 143 $30.5K
Nebraska 31 136 $28.5K
Delaware 39 128 $53.9K
North Dakota 15 100 $16.5K
New Mexico 24 98 $24.2K
Vermont 14 84 $16K
Montana 15 80 $15K
South Dakota 17 67 $15.6K
Utah 12 47 $10.2K
Wyoming 32 $8,538
Alaska 19 $5,734
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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