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CARTIA XT

DILTIAZEM HCL

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

833K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 269 of 3362

$34M
Retail Cost

Rank: 502 of 3362

216,971
Patients

Rank: 286 of 3362

115,440
Prescribers

Rank: 221 of 3362

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53%

of people say

it's worth it

48%

of people say

it worked well

16%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.04M

2011

671K

2012

720K

2013

833K

2014

1.7M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$45.5M

2011

$28M

2012

$32.4M

2013

$34M

2014

$63.1M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$62

2011

$44

2012

$42

2013

$60

2014

$66

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
Florida 28,086 108,625 $4.08M
Illinois 13,675 52,384 $2.24M
California 12,956 47,086 $1.99M
New York 11,100 41,784 $1.5M
Texas 10,501 39,429 $1.62M
Tennessee 8,149 33,212 $1.37M
Ohio 8,173 32,558 $1.23M
Missouri 7,904 32,168 $1.32M
North Carolina 8,651 32,022 $1.24M
Michigan 9,557 29,555 $1.32M
Pennsylvania 6,571 24,661 $950K
Arizona 5,986 21,982 $872K
Indiana 5,784 21,212 $916K
Wisconsin 5,430 19,961 $872K
Georgia 4,963 19,792 $761K
New Jersey 5,405 18,991 $790K
Virginia 4,828 18,242 $764K
Minnesota 5,086 16,545 $885K
Louisiana 3,844 15,592 $653K
Alabama 3,863 15,211 $593K
Massachusetts 3,489 14,764 $571K
Kentucky 3,574 13,890 $554K
South Carolina 3,815 13,731 $575K
Washington 3,317 11,588 $506K
Iowa 2,517 9,719 $408K
Connecticut 2,294 9,437 $351K
Maryland 2,713 9,370 $412K
Kansas 2,515 9,306 $415K
Oklahoma 2,300 9,002 $386K
Arkansas 2,036 8,176 $305K
Mississippi 1,763 7,360 $277K
Colorado 2,006 7,023 $293K
Nevada 1,874 6,892 $302K
Oregon 1,670 5,910 $283K
New Mexico 1,517 5,822 $254K
Nebraska 1,156 4,653 $193K
West Virginia 1,071 3,777 $150K
Delaware 1,091 3,731 $188K
Idaho 897 3,050 $136K
New Hampshire 730 2,716 $122K
Utah 827 2,582 $115K
South Dakota 694 2,337 $109K
Rhode Island 570 2,296 $97.9K
Montana 478 1,571 $75.1K
Maine 414 1,254 $53.7K
North Dakota 432 1,175 $56.3K
Hawaii 218 869 $32.5K
Vermont 261 830 $39.4K
District of Columbia 210 705 $31.8K
Wyoming 191 702 $29.1K
Alaska 132 407 $16.1K
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. 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 CARTIA XT

Provider Medicare Claims City State
FELIPE ELJAIEK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SULLIVAN

Missouri

RAVI BAJAJ MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

WICHITA

Kansas

NICOLE BIXLER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SPRING HILL

Florida

SHOBHA KHANDELWAL M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

MEDINA

Ohio

LUIS DELFIN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

INVERNESS

Florida

ROBERT BYRNE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BRIDGETON

Missouri

THOMAS THOMAS D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

MATTHEW SMITH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

FRED RABOW M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

TAMPA

Florida

BORUCH ZUCKER MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

SKOKIE

Illinois

MARK OTTOLIN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

NAPERVILLE

Illinois

MANOLO MAPA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

EAST LIVERPOOL

Ohio

JOE HARGROVE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

BRIAN NACCARI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

METAIRIE

Louisiana

JOSE ARIAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

WASSIM YOUNES MD, RPH

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

DEARBORN

Michigan

JOSEPH SPERDUTO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

DELRAY BEACH

Florida

SHOBHA HIREMAGALUR MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

TODD SILBERSTEIN D.O.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled50

KEENE

New Hampshire

JOSHUA STEINER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HOLLYWOOD

Florida

SAMIR SHAH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

EVERGREEN PARK

Illinois

ROBERT MCCLURE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CANEYVILLE

Kentucky

ROBERT TURNER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

REEDSBURG

Wisconsin

ERIK SIRULNICK MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled50

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

HUAGUI LI M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled50

EDINA

Minnesota