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AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Amiodarone is in a class of medications called antiarrhythmics. It works by relaxing overactive heart muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

2.09M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 147 of 3238

$42.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 414 of 3238

465,171
Patients

Rank: 153 of 3238

162,391
Prescribers

Rank: 147 of 3238

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 55,702 244,143 $4.85M
Texas 36,152 153,119 $3.3M
Florida 32,506 131,760 $3.08M
Pennsylvania 24,041 112,421 $2.03M
Ohio 23,312 100,561 $2.09M
New York 23,278 96,740 $2.14M
Illinois 17,975 80,138 $1.61M
Michigan 18,779 68,825 $1.44M
Tennessee 14,112 64,581 $1.25M
North Carolina 13,297 63,334 $1.19M
Alabama 12,777 61,563 $1M
New Jersey 14,038 57,296 $1.2M
Georgia 11,995 56,324 $1.08M
Missouri 11,848 55,232 $1.21M
Indiana 12,703 54,919 $1.22M
Louisiana 9,421 46,065 $954K
Kentucky 9,441 45,473 $849K
Virginia 9,668 41,749 $846K
Mississippi 7,540 40,065 $624K
Wisconsin 8,001 35,766 $736K
Arkansas 6,567 34,148 $598K
Arizona 9,312 32,778 $869K
Massachusetts 7,271 32,317 $622K
Oklahoma 7,256 31,509 $646K
Iowa 6,153 30,553 $456K
South Carolina 6,802 29,330 $590K
Maryland 6,932 25,976 $563K
Kansas 5,152 24,146 $438K
Washington 5,803 22,665 $423K
Oregon 5,177 21,272 $389K
Minnesota 5,344 20,688 $390K
Nebraska 4,102 20,653 $314K
Connecticut 4,595 19,081 $435K
West Virginia 3,756 17,023 $305K
Colorado 4,023 15,514 $332K
Nevada 4,046 14,896 $333K
Utah 2,669 9,385 $198K
Delaware 2,250 7,520 $200K
Maine 1,548 5,679 $133K
New Mexico 1,468 5,437 $117K
South Dakota 1,065 5,239 $91.8K
North Dakota 1,200 5,194 $77.6K
Rhode Island 1,092 4,986 $96K
New Hampshire 1,260 4,929 $133K
Idaho 1,253 4,914 $94K
Hawaii 1,206 4,842 $86.7K
Montana 779 3,220 $47.8K
District of Columbia 679 2,075 $45.4K
Vermont 441 1,904 $46.9K
Wyoming 394 1,584 $28K
Alaska 171 721 $13.4K
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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Top prescribers for AMIODARONE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
GARY REZNIK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,318

LOS ANGELES

California

MAYER RASHTIAN M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled1,117

PASADENA

California

DON LEE M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled815

GLENDALE

California

ATUL BHATIA MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled771

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

CHIN SHUN SHIH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled760

MONTEREY PARK

California

YURI BUSI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled703

GLENDALE

California

ANDREW KIM M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled689

LOS ANGELES

California

ROBERTO SOLIS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled648

LUBBOCK

Texas

HENRY YEE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled574

ALHAMBRA

California

AGOP AINTABLIAN M.D.

Claims Filled572

GLENDALE

California

WILLIAM HEATON MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled566

FLORENCE

Alabama

MOUNIR BORNO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled550

LUBBOCK

Texas

LAI KOK MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled545

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

GEORGE MYERS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled544

ROME

Georgia

JUDITH MICKELSON M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled544

CINCINNATI

Ohio

ROBERT WEY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled537

LUBBOCK

Texas

JOSEPH SONG MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled532

WHITTIER

California

KEVIN SUBLETT M.D.F.A.C.C.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled520

ALEXANDER CITY

Alabama

ARCHIE TYSON M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled514

HIGH POINT

North Carolina

NAGESWARI DAGGUBATI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled511

ABILENE

Texas

CARLOS IGLESIAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled508

CORAL GABLES

Florida

CHRISTODULOS STAVENS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled505

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

MOHAMED KHAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled496

REDDING

California

ROBERT STYPEREK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled495

ROME

Georgia

CARMINE ODDIS M.D.

Claims Filled492

MACON

Georgia