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VERAPAMIL ER PM

VERAPAMIL HCL

Verapamil 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 Verapamil

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

106K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 663 of 3395

$11.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 878 of 3395

20,907
Patients

Rank: 737 of 3395

20,051
Prescribers

Rank: 622 of 3395

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35%

of people say

it's worth it

33%

of people say

it worked well

21%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

104K

2011

104K

2012

109K

2013

107K

2014

106K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$11.3M

2011

$11.3M

2012

$11.8M

2013

$11.8M

2014

$11.2M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$97

2011

$89

2012

$122

2013

$121

2014

$123

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 1,569 8,093 $795K
New York 1,561 7,409 $818K
California 1,237 6,480 $641K
Florida 1,384 5,946 $680K
Pennsylvania 1,097 5,778 $593K
Ohio 1,088 5,409 $683K
North Carolina 802 4,373 $420K
New Jersey 883 3,916 $462K
Illinois 838 3,871 $422K
Michigan 906 3,775 $474K
Georgia 671 3,716 $341K
Indiana 694 3,378 $384K
Tennessee 593 3,115 $313K
Alabama 509 2,771 $273K
Massachusetts 491 2,450 $253K
Louisiana 419 2,422 $235K
Kentucky 419 2,325 $240K
South Carolina 432 2,324 $217K
Virginia 466 2,249 $239K
Mississippi 243 1,522 $140K
Missouri 296 1,510 $150K
Arkansas 242 1,458 $130K
West Virginia 249 1,382 $147K
Oklahoma 289 1,366 $155K
Arizona 326 1,351 $135K
Maryland 327 1,259 $162K
Connecticut 276 1,248 $141K
Iowa 188 1,131 $115K
Washington 257 1,122 $111K
Wisconsin 249 1,084 $130K
Oregon 237 1,074 $101K
Colorado 232 1,056 $115K
Nevada 222 1,013 $106K
Nebraska 139 848 $71.4K
Minnesota 196 824 $105K
Idaho 130 730 $80.5K
Kansas 129 700 $67.8K
Utah 137 556 $62.8K
South Dakota 93 519 $50.2K
North Dakota 93 471 $61K
Maine 89 406 $52.3K
Rhode Island 71 405 $36.3K
New Hampshire 81 363 $43.9K
Delaware 99 359 $49.5K
Hawaii 68 321 $43.1K
New Mexico 76 289 $31.6K
Vermont 60 255 $32.1K
Montana 33 177 $15.5K
Wyoming 33 142 $14.5K
District of Columbia 17 73 $6,934
Alaska 24 $3,115
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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