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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

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

2.98M

2011

2.97M

2012

3.08M

2013

2.82M

2014

2.65M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$77.7M

2011

$68.3M

2012

$72.8M

2013

$70.1M

2014

$57.3M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$58

2011

$54

2012

$49

2013

$67

2014

$57

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
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for RAMIPRIL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DANIEL TARDIF M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled410

MANCHESTER

Connecticut

KEVIN SCULLY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled409

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

JOSE LIMON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled409

BANNING

California

JOHN PARGULSKI D.O.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled408

DES MOINES

Iowa

HECTOR COLOMBANY LORENZO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled406

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

OLLE KJELLGREN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled403

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

GARY SPENCER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled402

HOPKINSVILLE

Kentucky

DANIEL ANGHEL MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled402

EAST MEADOW

New York

DALLAS SANDERS PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled399

DES MOINES

Iowa

MILTON HABER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled399

LAREDO

Texas

AUSTIN KUTSCHER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled394

FLEMINGTON

New Jersey

JOSEPH SAMAHA MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled393

GERMANTOWN

Tennessee

MARC SCHWARTZ MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled393

BRYAN

Texas

RICHARD BOCK PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled392

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

MOHAN HINDUPUR M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled391

SAINT JOSEPH

Missouri

LLOYD MILLER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled390

FLORENCE

South Carolina

EDWARD O BRYAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled390

FLORENCE

South Carolina

CARLOS ACOSTA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled389

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

THOMAS BACKER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled389

ROSWELL

Georgia

MICHAEL ROSELMAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled388

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

GEOFFREY ROSEVEAR NURSE PRACTITIONER

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled387

BINGHAMTON

New York

FERNANDO LOPEZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled387

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

ERASTO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled381

CIDRA

Puerto Rico

ALBERT PERSIA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled381

JAMESTOWN

New York

LAXMICHAND KAMNANI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled377

PAMPA

Texas