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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
PEDRO PAEZ GONZALEZ MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled95

SAN JUAN

JUAN CUETO MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled95

MIAMI

Florida

PRAKASH SHAH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled95

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

JUAN RODRIGUEZ MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled95

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

MARIO CUCCHIARELLA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled94

PORT ORANGE

Florida

TIMOTHY MARSHALL MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled94

TUCSON

Arizona

PRADEEP MAHESHWARI M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled94

CHICAGO

Illinois

SAMER THANAVARO MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled94

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

TERRY BOULWARE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled94

LAS CRUCES

New Mexico

RICHARD MILLER ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled93

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

CRAIG VOGEL D.O.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled93

JUPITER

Florida

LISA ARMAGANIAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled93

WAUWATOSA

Wisconsin

DENZIL MORAES M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled93

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

EVELYN MATTA FONTANET M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled92

RIO GRANDE

Puerto Rico

REZA JALAL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled91

DEXTER

Missouri

ASHOK REDDY M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled91

WINTER HAVEN

Florida

GUIDO LEON MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled91

LAS CRUCES

New Mexico

ALEXANDER SHAKNOVICH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled90

NEW YORK

New York

DENNIS DUNNING M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled90

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

WILLIAM RICHARDSON D.O.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled90

LEHIGH ACRES

Florida

THOMAS ASHCOM M.D., PH.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled90

WICHITA

Kansas

LARRY CAREY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled90

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

RICHARD BOCK PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled89

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

ROY BLILEY M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled89

MOKENA

Illinois

JAMES CONRAD M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled89

FORT MYERS

Florida