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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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it's worth it

48%

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it worked well

16%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

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
GABRIEL SOTO M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled106

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri

MELVIN GONZALEZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled105

RANCHO MIRAGE

California

SHAHID MALIK M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled105

RUSKIN

Florida

GLENN RAYOS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled103

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

RAVINDRAN PALANIYANDI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled103

PORT ST JOHN

Florida

DANIEL PACIFICO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled103

SARASOTA

Florida

STANLEY WIGGINS MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled102

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

ADNAN AHMED M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled102

CLERMONT

Florida

STEVEN KUNKES M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled101

FAIRFIELD

Connecticut

KERRY PENNINGTON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled101

WARREN

Arkansas

JEFFREY SCHOONDYKE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled101

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

DAVID GOTHELF D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled100

HENDERSON

Nevada

GEORGE HERDEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled100

NEW SMYRNA BEACH

Florida

RAFIK ABADIER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled100

INVERNESS

Florida

VISHNU GAIHA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled99

EVANSTON

Illinois

GREGORY SAMPOGNARO M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled99

MONROE

Louisiana

NEIL SCHNEIDER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled99

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

LEONARDO OREJARENA MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled98

COVINGTON

Louisiana

MOISES ISSA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled98

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

DONALD WHITE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled98

PORT ORANGE

Florida

VICTOR SALGADO BRAVO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled97

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

OSVALDO JIMENEZ-MERCADO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled97

SANTURCE

Puerto Rico

SUNIL SHROFF M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled97

NEW LENOX

Illinois

RAHUL AGGARWAL M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled96

JUPITER

Florida

KEESAG BARON M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled96

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri