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RAMIPRIL

Altace (Ramipril) is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. By blocking a chemical that usually tightens blood vessels, it makes blood vessels relax. This lowers blood pressure and allows more blood and oxygen to get to your heart and other organs. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

2.82M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 115 of 3362

$70.1M
Retail Cost

Rank: 322 of 3362

542,764
Patients

Rank: 142 of 3362

166,665
Prescribers

Rank: 153 of 3362

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44%

of people say

it's worth it

44%

of people say

it worked well

33%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 76,586 378,061 $9.61M
Texas 41,927 211,181 $5.45M
Florida 42,043 195,147 $5.59M
California 34,871 186,770 $4.63M
New Jersey 36,239 160,282 $4.71M
Pennsylvania 25,713 138,555 $3.45M
North Carolina 21,751 125,529 $2.92M
Ohio 22,195 106,528 $2.74M
Tennessee 18,218 97,566 $2.47M
Illinois 17,703 82,887 $2.47M
Alabama 15,156 82,400 $1.67M
Michigan 17,479 72,100 $1.56M
Georgia 12,310 69,317 $1.78M
Louisiana 10,918 65,533 $1.03M
Kentucky 10,664 60,807 $1.22M
Indiana 12,430 59,858 $1.57M
Missouri 10,009 55,294 $1.28M
Virginia 10,259 50,344 $1.31M
South Carolina 8,785 45,884 $1.28M
Arkansas 5,514 36,456 $617K
Mississippi 5,367 33,068 $586K
Maryland 8,024 31,560 $1.05M
Connecticut 6,656 31,243 $993K
Arizona 6,405 27,020 $900K
Washington 5,330 25,243 $749K
Iowa 4,161 25,093 $439K
West Virginia 4,447 24,490 $512K
Nebraska 3,488 22,119 $367K
Oklahoma 4,357 21,228 $543K
Kansas 3,716 19,415 $413K
Minnesota 4,049 18,964 $380K
Wisconsin 4,040 18,878 $617K
Colorado 3,639 17,149 $602K
Massachusetts 3,282 17,142 $441K
Oregon 3,375 16,508 $437K
Nevada 3,206 14,000 $367K
Utah 2,589 11,823 $358K
Rhode Island 1,450 9,606 $367K
Idaho 1,955 9,228 $223K
North Dakota 1,341 7,226 $115K
Delaware 1,858 6,940 $254K
New Hampshire 1,464 6,403 $225K
New Mexico 1,151 5,493 $154K
Hawaii 1,094 5,294 $126K
South Dakota 834 5,101 $74.6K
Maine 1,099 4,656 $175K
Montana 771 3,767 $72.7K
Wyoming 754 3,709 $82.9K
Vermont 772 3,416 $107K
District of Columbia 556 2,286 $87.8K
Alaska 244 1,117 $44.5K
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 RAMIPRIL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MICHAEL MERHIGE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled468

TONAWANDA

New York

GARY OPPENHEIM M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled462

SEATTLE

Washington

FORTUNE DUGAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled453

METAIRIE

Louisiana

WILLIAM PASSARELLI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled452

PASCAGOULA

Mississippi

FRED TALARICO MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled452

UTICA

New York

KANDARP PATEL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled451

JACKSON

Tennessee

DAVID KRAUS MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled450

GERMANTOWN

Tennessee

KELLI LITTLE NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled443

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

RUBEN ROSARIO CASTILLO M.D

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled442

LAJAS

Puerto Rico

NAZMUL KHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled440

JAMAICA

New York

OSCAR-ALFONSO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled439

PORTERVILLE

California

RAFAEL DELGADO MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled439

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

NEAL DUHON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled438

RAYNE

Louisiana

MOHAN HARWANI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled434

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

RICHARD BERRY MD, FACP, FACGS

Specialist

Claims Filled434

WHITEVILLE

North Carolina

WILLIAM WRIGHT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled434

HOT SPRINGS

Arkansas

STEVEN STUBBLEFIELD M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled430

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

HOWARD BRAZIL

Specialist

Claims Filled430

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

ALAN SHOROFSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled427

TOWSON

Maryland

ANTHONY MERCANDO MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled425

SCARSDALE

New York

HECTOR URRUTIA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled417

MCALLEN

Texas

ROBERTO LUGLIANI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled413

LONG BEACH

California

RICHARD GOLDWEIT MD, FACC

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled412

ENGLEWOOD

New Jersey

JAMES SMITH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled411

LACOMBE

Louisiana

JACOB GEORGE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled410

BROOKLYN

New York