ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup » NITROLINGUAL

NITROLINGUAL

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 2013

40.1K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 863 of 3238

$12.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 730 of 3238

25,232
Patients

Rank: 672 of 3238

17,051
Prescribers

Rank: 620 of 3238

User Reviews of Related Drug Nitroglycerin »

Information courtesy of

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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 2,298 4,751 $1.48M
Florida 2,320 3,635 $1.09M
Texas 2,097 2,875 $871K
New York 1,372 2,873 $901K
Pennsylvania 1,328 2,031 $627K
Tennessee 1,269 1,851 $555K
New Jersey 1,083 1,797 $535K
Missouri 954 1,477 $430K
Ohio 974 1,381 $433K
Louisiana 819 1,306 $377K
Kentucky 875 1,302 $370K
North Carolina 746 1,157 $358K
Georgia 751 1,131 $327K
Alabama 712 1,015 $298K
Illinois 610 1,002 $329K
Michigan 622 991 $302K
South Carolina 569 870 $242K
Oklahoma 630 861 $264K
Mississippi 527 773 $231K
Indiana 539 756 $222K
Arkansas 328 502 $141K
Washington 268 464 $139K
Arizona 313 434 $135K
West Virginia 254 421 $125K
Oregon 288 398 $125K
Wisconsin 252 369 $114K
Virginia 262 357 $107K
Connecticut 244 318 $101K
Massachusetts 168 255 $83.6K
Maryland 168 246 $81.8K
Minnesota 146 235 $75.2K
Nevada 161 222 $70.1K
Maine 139 217 $72K
Colorado 165 209 $70.1K
Hawaii 134 191 $61.7K
Kansas 106 189 $74.5K
Iowa 122 166 $50K
Delaware 91 148 $51.4K
New Mexico 78 94 $26.6K
Idaho 57 91 $30.8K
Utah 59 90 $28.1K
Nebraska 64 81 $23.5K
Montana 32 64 $21.2K
Rhode Island 40 58 $19.2K
Alaska 36 57 $17K
New Hampshire 40 56 $21.4K
Vermont 24 41 $13.1K
North Dakota 22 29 $8,978
South Dakota 21 27 $8,636
District of Columbia 13 25 $8,069
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to checkup@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to checkup@propublica.org.