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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 2015

1.7M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 166 of 3395

$63.1M
Retail Cost

Rank: 373 of 3395

462,746
Patients

Rank: 164 of 3395

171,194
Prescribers

Rank: 145 of 3395

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52%

of people say

it's worth it

49%

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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 36,055 135,887 $5.19M
New York 29,305 101,113 $3.72M
California 27,891 99,324 $3.75M
Ohio 26,535 99,143 $3.84M
Illinois 23,414 89,773 $3.36M
Pennsylvania 25,586 89,478 $3.14M
Michigan 25,307 77,970 $3.17M
Texas 20,741 72,747 $2.71M
North Carolina 17,160 66,040 $2.16M
Missouri 15,296 60,983 $2.08M
Tennessee 15,064 57,858 $2M
Indiana 12,656 45,511 $1.78M
Georgia 11,340 45,125 $1.54M
New Jersey 12,973 40,748 $1.64M
Virginia 11,160 40,686 $1.53M
Kentucky 9,122 36,195 $1.22M
Wisconsin 9,788 35,433 $1.41M
Arizona 10,313 35,217 $1.35M
Minnesota 10,235 34,079 $1.59M
Washington 9,336 31,607 $1.16M
Massachusetts 8,177 30,972 $1.08M
Alabama 8,166 30,103 $990K
South Carolina 7,435 26,999 $971K
Louisiana 6,731 26,385 $914K
Kansas 6,297 24,651 $831K
Oregon 5,735 19,720 $724K
Colorado 5,623 19,584 $719K
Iowa 5,077 18,426 $646K
Maryland 5,649 17,961 $781K
Arkansas 4,713 17,733 $542K
Connecticut 4,796 17,057 $671K
Oklahoma 4,347 15,200 $593K
West Virginia 3,754 14,344 $448K
Mississippi 3,467 13,810 $431K
Nevada 3,128 10,701 $430K
New Mexico 3,062 10,686 $427K
Nebraska 2,510 10,685 $325K
Idaho 2,703 9,080 $341K
Utah 2,719 8,796 $329K
New Hampshire 2,321 7,850 $306K
South Dakota 1,694 6,311 $211K
Rhode Island 1,568 6,235 $194K
Delaware 1,958 5,886 $282K
Maine 1,856 5,111 $228K
Montana 1,460 5,018 $177K
North Dakota 1,175 4,336 $139K
Vermont 1,220 3,351 $133K
Hawaii 700 2,361 $85.6K
Wyoming 543 1,778 $64.2K
District of Columbia 397 1,244 $52.4K
Alaska 364 1,043 $46.4K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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
WILLIAM LAFOE MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled182

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri

WASSIM SHAHEEN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled182

WICHITA

Kansas

THOMAS TRACEY M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled181

AUSTIN

Texas

NORMAN JAFFE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled181

SYRACUSE

New York

STEPHEN MILLER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled181

MURRAY

Utah

JORGE FLEITES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled180

MIAMI

Florida

R. BLOOM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled180

WICHITA

Kansas

NAEEM QAZI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled179

BLUEFIELD

Virginia

GERY TOMASSONI M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled179

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

LAWRENCE MUFSON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled178

STUART

Florida

EMIL HAYEK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled178

HUDSON

Ohio

DANIEL PACIFICO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled176

SARASOTA

Florida

RONALD MERA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled175

CHESTERFIELD

Missouri

SAMER THANAVARO MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled175

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

LLOYD SOLBERG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled175

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota

QAISER RASHEED MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled174

CLINTON

Iowa

ASHIT PATEL M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled174

SALEM

Oregon

BRYAN BECK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled174

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri

ADAM GREENE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled173

ELWOOD

Indiana

MIRZA ASHRAF M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled173

CARTHAGE

New York

MINI DAS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled172

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

TIMOTHY DONAHUE MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled171

DURHAM

North Carolina

MANHAR TEJURA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled171

MONROE

Michigan

KEESAG BARON M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled171

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

ALI AKBARY M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled171

HIGH POINT

North Carolina