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NIFEDICAL XL

NIFEDIPINE

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

927K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 253 of 3395

$29.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 586 of 3395

217,737
Patients

Rank: 282 of 3395

114,512
Prescribers

Rank: 224 of 3395

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42%

of people say

it's worth it

31%

of people say

it worked well

46%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

841K

2011

803K

2012

908K

2013

941K

2014

927K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$46.7M

2011

$40M

2012

$41.3M

2013

$36M

2014

$29.2M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$50

2011

$76

2012

$70

2013

$67

2014

$62

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 23,717 104,409 $3.13M
California 18,296 77,807 $2.4M
Texas 20,250 74,016 $2.62M
Florida 19,797 64,995 $2.16M
Illinois 13,226 56,926 $1.78M
Pennsylvania 11,822 56,475 $1.7M
Michigan 9,908 36,501 $1.31M
Ohio 7,323 32,150 $1.16M
Georgia 6,539 29,105 $794K
New Jersey 6,832 26,172 $847K
Louisiana 4,832 22,592 $635K
Tennessee 4,847 22,118 $659K
Massachusetts 4,173 19,021 $611K
Alabama 3,861 17,894 $501K
Missouri 3,646 17,078 $500K
Maryland 4,448 16,522 $549K
North Carolina 3,613 15,868 $448K
Wisconsin 3,347 14,547 $490K
Virginia 3,378 14,494 $443K
Arizona 3,772 13,141 $441K
Mississippi 2,470 12,894 $320K
Kentucky 2,849 12,889 $389K
Washington 2,946 12,214 $398K
South Carolina 2,791 12,198 $322K
Indiana 2,947 12,019 $406K
Arkansas 2,096 10,662 $284K
Oregon 2,123 9,089 $312K
Minnesota 2,435 8,969 $358K
Oklahoma 1,901 8,357 $297K
Iowa 1,449 6,584 $180K
West Virginia 1,391 6,541 $177K
Connecticut 1,457 5,757 $190K
Kansas 985 4,614 $139K
Nebraska 828 4,352 $111K
Colorado 1,177 4,207 $137K
New Mexico 907 3,287 $121K
Nevada 938 3,188 $108K
Delaware 816 3,032 $117K
Rhode Island 501 2,611 $87.3K
Utah 588 2,277 $83K
Idaho 443 1,912 $63.1K
South Dakota 388 1,853 $47.8K
District of Columbia 427 1,706 $45.2K
New Hampshire 436 1,625 $59.1K
Maine 473 1,598 $71.3K
Montana 351 1,538 $45.5K
North Dakota 341 1,429 $42.8K
Vermont 423 1,340 $50.6K
Hawaii 338 1,206 $40.6K
Wyoming 176 713 $22.7K
Alaska 78 372 $9,407
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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Top prescribers for NIFEDICAL XL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled763

LOS ANGELES

California

IVAN AYALA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled408

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

JEFFREY HARRIS D.O.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled398

LAPEER

Michigan

GITANA BRADAUSKAITE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled390

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

STEVEN SCHMIDT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled340

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

KEITH NEWBY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled337

NORFOLK

Virginia

DANIEL BASULTO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled323

HIALEAH

Florida

YU YAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled298

SAN GABRIEL

California

LARRY SUK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled295

GARDENA

California

ASHIR WAHAB MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled290

LYNWOOD

Illinois

LUIS AMARO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled288

ST THOMAS

Virgin Islands

RAUL SANTOS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled280

THOMASVILLE

Georgia

ROBERT GREER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled276

THIBODAUX

Louisiana

ROBERT CHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled272

ALHAMBRA

California

GRACIELA DEBOCCARDO MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled272

BRONX

New York

CESAR VAZQUEZ MUNIZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled266

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

MOHAMMED RAIS MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled266

THIBODAUX

Louisiana

YAOLEN BOLANOS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled264

HIALEAH

Florida

ALEXANDER SANTOS-GARCIA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled263

MIAMI

Florida

JAYNIER MOYA M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled260

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

CHUNG PANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled259

MONTEREY PARK

California

RAVEENDRA CHIGURUPATI M.D,M.P.H

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled256

BROOKLYN

New York

ROBERTA LEE POWELL DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled255

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

RAMON DELMONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled252

NEW YORK

New York

GISELLE DEBS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled242

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida