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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

36.3M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 3 of 3362

$304M
Retail Cost

Rank: 90 of 3362

6,750,062
Patients

Rank: 4 of 3362

451,350
Prescribers

Rank: 16 of 3362

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59%

of people say

it's worth it

50%

of people say

it worked well

14%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

27.9M

2011

30.5M

2012

34.6M

2013

36.3M

2014

38.2M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$383M

2011

$311M

2012

$343M

2013

$304M

2014

$264M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$40

2011

$30

2012

$28

2013

$25

2014

$21

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 759,175 3,791,480 $35.7M
Florida 557,906 2,730,152 $21.3M
New York 480,698 2,664,673 $21.1M
Texas 462,161 2,257,079 $17.8M
Pennsylvania 313,652 1,794,649 $14.4M
Ohio 286,480 1,493,443 $16.6M
North Carolina 243,791 1,410,492 $10.3M
Georgia 223,522 1,300,489 $10.2M
Illinois 244,709 1,244,046 $10.9M
Michigan 233,919 1,042,554 $9.28M
New Jersey 201,145 954,745 $8.57M
Tennessee 175,614 944,174 $6.82M
Missouri 152,105 862,556 $7.22M
Virginia 157,625 823,651 $7.25M
Indiana 153,026 765,915 $7.17M
Massachusetts 135,806 742,509 $6.15M
Louisiana 127,657 740,158 $4.78M
Alabama 132,670 717,922 $4.77M
South Carolina 126,528 700,278 $5.15M
Kentucky 115,567 681,191 $5.74M
Wisconsin 113,550 561,539 $5.68M
Arizona 123,756 560,418 $5.15M
Mississippi 86,935 542,788 $3.3M
Washington 107,184 512,774 $4.2M
Maryland 107,930 472,341 $4.73M
Minnesota 102,326 471,209 $4.91M
Arkansas 73,762 457,149 $3M
Connecticut 80,301 405,273 $3.71M
Iowa 68,714 392,473 $3.13M
Oklahoma 73,240 369,841 $3.2M
Oregon 72,593 354,237 $2.77M
Colorado 71,122 334,081 $3.28M
Kansas 59,566 330,612 $3M
West Virginia 45,867 253,561 $1.94M
Nevada 51,430 235,403 $1.89M
Nebraska 38,854 233,568 $1.76M
Rhode Island 28,254 182,077 $1.12M
New Mexico 33,742 156,946 $1.54M
Hawaii 27,481 138,110 $1.38M
Utah 28,746 128,023 $1.14M
Maine 28,627 127,284 $1.3M
Idaho 25,131 117,563 $974K
New Hampshire 22,324 106,678 $1.05M
South Dakota 17,431 98,370 $809K
North Dakota 16,477 87,335 $697K
Montana 16,578 84,512 $654K
Delaware 20,346 81,766 $1.1M
District of Columbia 14,744 73,043 $550K
Vermont 9,880 45,156 $378K
Wyoming 7,009 34,930 $281K
Alaska 4,791 29,441 $260K
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 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 AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled7,516

TUCKER

Georgia

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled5,783

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

MIGUEL STUBBS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled4,793

SMYRNA

Georgia

JOSE RIVERA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled4,078

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

YU YAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,396

SAN GABRIEL

California

SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,391

LOS ANGELES

California

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled3,382

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,374

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

GEORGE PURSLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,338

AUGUSTA

Georgia

IVAN AYALA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled3,207

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

YOUNG-JIK LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,088

LOS ANGELES

California

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled3,013

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

CARLOS SABATES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,924

MIAMI

Florida

CHAEWON SONG MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,914

GARDEN GROVE

California

DONG-HONG SHONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,838

FLUSHING

New York

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,780

DUBLIN

Georgia

RAMON DELMONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,720

NEW YORK

New York

HENRY CHEN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,691

BROOKLYN

New York

TODD FULCHER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,674

BRANDON

Mississippi

CHINH HUYNH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,609

WESTMINSTER

California

JULIAN ARANA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,581

CORAL GABLES

Florida

GEORGE HALL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,580

NEW YORK

New York

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,567

FORT WORTH

Texas

JOHN WAGNER M.D., C.M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled2,550

CULLMAN

Alabama

BRUCE PENDLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,531

EAST RIDGE

Tennessee