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DILTIAZEM 24HR ER

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Diltiazem 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. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

2.5M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 125 of 3238

$127M
Retail Cost

Rank: 178 of 3238

533,059
Patients

Rank: 138 of 3238

186,692
Prescribers

Rank: 110 of 3238

User Reviews of Related Drug Diltiazem »

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52%

of people say

it's worth it

47%

of people say

it worked well

18%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Pennsylvania 42,394 223,534 $10.5M
New York 46,764 211,025 $12.4M
California 44,430 198,566 $9.12M
Ohio 32,169 145,945 $7.66M
Florida 29,445 124,625 $6.44M
Michigan 26,756 102,425 $6.29M
North Carolina 19,840 98,774 $4.85M
Texas 21,142 90,043 $4.87M
Illinois 18,416 85,871 $4.44M
Massachusetts 16,559 84,779 $3.97M
Georgia 15,336 79,730 $3.54M
New Jersey 18,634 74,548 $4.87M
Tennessee 14,351 67,214 $3.04M
Indiana 14,352 65,948 $3.37M
Virginia 12,586 59,024 $2.86M
Missouri 11,787 57,357 $2.92M
Kentucky 10,110 50,359 $2.34M
Alabama 10,165 49,226 $2.12M
Louisiana 7,624 42,449 $1.67M
South Carolina 8,667 41,544 $2.03M
Connecticut 8,022 36,816 $2.09M
Iowa 6,710 35,572 $1.35M
Washington 8,611 33,259 $1.78M
Wisconsin 7,261 31,971 $1.89M
Arizona 8,414 31,634 $1.82M
Minnesota 8,171 30,710 $1.75M
Kansas 5,428 27,291 $1.21M
West Virginia 4,954 24,302 $1.09M
Maryland 6,469 24,160 $1.66M
Oregon 5,678 24,017 $1.23M
Rhode Island 3,457 22,494 $895K
Mississippi 3,695 19,090 $825K
Oklahoma 4,316 17,580 $948K
Arkansas 3,418 16,396 $725K
Colorado 3,922 15,724 $823K
Nebraska 2,664 14,560 $546K
Nevada 3,095 12,383 $655K
New Hampshire 2,524 10,990 $631K
Hawaii 2,188 10,848 $442K
Maine 2,632 10,372 $743K
Idaho 2,270 9,997 $487K
Utah 2,366 9,251 $486K
North Dakota 1,785 9,098 $330K
New Mexico 2,042 8,004 $515K
Montana 1,383 6,676 $246K
South Dakota 1,333 6,549 $250K
Vermont 1,455 6,304 $370K
Delaware 1,662 5,872 $521K
District of Columbia 1,017 4,128 $236K
Wyoming 384 1,557 $69.6K
Alaska 376 1,514 $72.1K
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 DILTIAZEM 24HR ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
NORMAN JAFFE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled253

SYRACUSE

New York

HENRY SHOENTHAL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled252

NEW PARIS

Pennsylvania

LUIS FERNANDEZ D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled249

MIAMI

Florida

VICENTE GARCIA-ALVAREZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled245

MIAMI

Florida

LLOYD SOLBERG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled243

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota

STANLEY HERR D.O

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled242

BERMUDA DUNES

California

DONALD BULGER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled242

CLAYSBURG

Pennsylvania

SUDHIR KHANNA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled242

SHAMOKIN

Pennsylvania

YAOLEN BOLANOS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled240

HIALEAH

Florida

ROBERT CORONADO M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled239

REDDING

California

MUZAMIL RANA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled239

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

THOMAS ASHCOM M.D., PH.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled238

WICHITA

Kansas

PAUL WAWRZYNSKI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled238

NEW CASTLE

Pennsylvania

LUIS RIZO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled234

MIAMI

Florida

BRUCE MILLER M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled233

REDDING

California

DALE SENIOR MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled232

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

MARTA BETANCOURT

Family Medicine

Claims Filled229

HIALEAH

Florida

SAMUEL NODAL

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled228

MIAMI

Florida

WILLAM SKINNER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled227

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

TRIBENI SRIVASTAVA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled224

MOUNT VERNON

Ohio

GREGORY SINGER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled224

ROCHESTER

New York

RICHARD INGRAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled222

LAGRANGE

Georgia

RONNIE HERSHMAN MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled221

LAKE SUCCESS

New York

CONRADO BERMUDEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled221

MIAMI

Florida

JAMES NOBLE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled221

BEATTYVILLE

Kentucky