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Prescriber Checkup » AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Amlodipine is in a class of medications called calcium channel blockers. It lowers blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels so the heart does not have to pump as hard. It controls chest pain by increasing the supply of blood to the heart. If taken regularly, amlodipine controls chest pain, but it does not stop chest pain once it starts. Your doctor may prescribe a different medication to take when you have chest pain. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

25M
Medicare Part D Claims
$383M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 3,040,272 $45.5M
Florida 2,170,076 $27.3M
New York 1,972,795 $29.1M
Texas 1,661,351 $22.2M
Pennsylvania 1,403,206 $18.7M
Ohio 1,167,675 $21.1M
North Carolina 1,036,986 $13.2M
Illinois 983,661 $13M
Georgia 936,814 $12M
Tennessee 709,146 $7.75M
New Jersey 698,285 $11M
Missouri 672,665 $8.19M
Virginia 639,701 $8.76M
Michigan 617,831 $8.34M
Massachusetts 569,616 $11.4M
Indiana 569,081 $8.12M
Puerto Rico 568,995 $6.08M
Alabama 536,404 $6.31M
Louisiana 523,271 $5.46M
Kentucky 506,873 $6.29M
South Carolina 495,203 $5.89M
Wisconsin 451,391 $6.19M
Washington 428,246 $5.91M
Minnesota 427,663 $4.87M
Mississippi 425,818 $4.35M
Arizona 418,289 $6.63M
Arkansas 351,940 $3.8M
Maryland 342,620 $5.96M
Iowa 337,595 $3.15M
Connecticut 314,177 $4.93M
Oregon 309,830 $3.73M
Oklahoma 303,394 $4.6M
Kansas 271,391 $3.4M
Colorado 258,749 $3.87M
West Virginia 198,642 $2.87M
Nebraska 193,639 $1.96M
Nevada 175,217 $2.06M
Rhode Island 149,958 $2.53M
New Mexico 139,812 $2.09M
Hawaii 118,080 $2.3M
Maine 104,907 $1.92M
Idaho 102,004 $1.39M
Utah 100,983 $1.43M
South Dakota 87,316 $912K
New Hampshire 84,427 $1.38M
Montana 75,599 $912K
North Dakota 74,559 $794K
District of Columbia 57,449 $778K
Delaware 52,880 $967K
Vermont 41,650 $671K
Wyoming 29,659 $380K
Alaska 25,437 $366K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JACQUES ROY M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled3,526

DESOTO

Texas

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,185

TUCKER

Georgia

SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,878

LOS ANGELES

California

YOUNG-JIK LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,860

LOS ANGELES

California

CHAEWON SONG MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,709

GARDEN GROVE

California

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,649

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,618

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,612

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

YU YAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,602

MONTEREY PARK

California

HENRY CHEN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,501

BROOKLYN

New York

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,437

FORT WORTH

Texas

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,321

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

PAULO RIBEIRO MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,253

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

CHINH HUYNH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,234

WESTMINSTER

California

JOSE ROCAMORA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,229

EL CENTRO

California

CARLOS DE ORDUNA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,223

ORLANDO

Florida

CARLOS SABATES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,182

MIAMI

Florida

JASON PAEK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,180

WALNUT

California

ROBERT DAJAC M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,058

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,049

LENEXA

Kansas

HAROLD WHEELER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,025

GREENWOOD

Mississippi

MIGUEL STUBBS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,023

SMYRNA

Georgia

MARY RUDYK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,021

WILMINGTON

North Carolina

JUNG BAE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,973

LOS ANGELES

California

CHING-YIN LAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,968

NEW YORK

New York