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VERAPAMIL HCL

Verapamil is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). The immediate-release tablets are also used alone or with other medications to prevent and treat irregular heartbeats. Verapamil is in a class of medications called calcium-channel blockers. It works by relaxing the blood vessels so the heart does not have to pump as hard. It also increases the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart and slows electrical activity in the heart to control the heart rate. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

450K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 355 of 3238

$14.1M
Retail Cost

Rank: 697 of 3238

92,700
Patients

Rank: 414 of 3238

73,752
Prescribers

Rank: 304 of 3238

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of people say

it's worth it

20%

of people say

it worked well

23%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 7,896 35,524 $967K
California 7,625 33,472 $984K
Texas 6,848 30,674 $951K
New York 4,886 22,576 $801K
Pennsylvania 4,169 21,438 $651K
Ohio 3,975 18,669 $653K
Georgia 3,362 17,008 $517K
Tennessee 3,242 16,606 $440K
North Carolina 3,086 16,226 $563K
Michigan 3,806 15,249 $531K
Illinois 2,834 13,083 $460K
Missouri 2,124 11,405 $342K
Indiana 2,418 11,192 $396K
Massachusetts 2,009 10,029 $372K
Alabama 1,884 9,990 $285K
New Jersey 2,285 9,694 $356K
Kentucky 1,691 8,912 $265K
Arizona 2,024 8,381 $311K
Virginia 1,768 8,337 $309K
Louisiana 1,502 8,042 $253K
Arkansas 1,344 7,430 $174K
South Carolina 1,452 7,106 $215K
Washington 1,566 6,934 $227K
Mississippi 1,120 6,338 $144K
Oklahoma 1,287 6,265 $189K
Wisconsin 1,292 6,018 $267K
Maryland 1,351 5,543 $222K
Oregon 1,177 5,268 $171K
Colorado 1,217 5,223 $178K
Kansas 878 4,580 $139K
Iowa 848 4,485 $137K
Minnesota 995 4,280 $203K
West Virginia 802 4,132 $105K
Connecticut 916 4,069 $157K
Nevada 928 4,032 $174K
Rhode Island 437 2,428 $68.2K
Maine 544 2,355 $91.8K
Nebraska 403 2,155 $61.9K
Idaho 426 1,918 $77.6K
Utah 447 1,854 $60.3K
New Mexico 435 1,777 $57.3K
New Hampshire 357 1,662 $63K
Delaware 346 1,333 $70.6K
Montana 280 1,287 $43.9K
South Dakota 225 1,171 $28.3K
North Dakota 166 864 $28.4K
Hawaii 196 826 $30.2K
Vermont 138 561 $25.5K
Wyoming 117 543 $18.5K
District of Columbia 119 438 $15.4K
Alaska 80 377 $11K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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 VERAPAMIL HCL

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