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AFEDITAB CR

NIFEDIPINE

Nifedipine is a calcium channel blocker. It lowers blood pressure by slowing your heart rate and relaxing your blood vessels. Your heart gets more oxygen and doesn't have to work as hard to pump, which can relieve chest pain. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Nifedipine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

104K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 661 of 3362

$3.85M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1068 of 3362

24,882
Patients

Rank: 705 of 3362

20,054
Prescribers

Rank: 618 of 3362

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40%

of people say

it's worth it

28%

of people say

it worked well

48%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 3,329 13,288 $499K
Texas 3,359 12,839 $542K
Florida 2,097 7,452 $212K
New York 1,256 4,646 $189K
Michigan 1,093 4,255 $172K
Georgia 810 3,970 $129K
Illinois 916 3,705 $130K
Tennessee 678 3,310 $106K
Pennsylvania 766 3,241 $115K
Wisconsin 641 2,892 $117K
Iowa 535 2,727 $95.7K
Ohio 617 2,502 $89.6K
Louisiana 482 2,294 $76.9K
Oklahoma 449 2,226 $82.3K
Arkansas 393 2,028 $69.1K
Minnesota 509 1,960 $87.7K
Massachusetts 420 1,913 $72.6K
Missouri 405 1,909 $70.8K
Hawaii 397 1,681 $61.8K
Kentucky 347 1,665 $61.6K
Arizona 454 1,608 $61.5K
Maryland 437 1,592 $69.8K
Washington 420 1,541 $55.7K
Mississippi 295 1,535 $49.5K
North Carolina 348 1,486 $51.8K
Oregon 350 1,162 $48.9K
Indiana 254 1,111 $41.4K
Alabama 261 1,107 $42K
Maine 297 1,102 $53.1K
Virginia 240 960 $37.5K
Kansas 173 947 $30.9K
South Carolina 164 809 $23.6K
New Jersey 216 802 $29.6K
Nebraska 114 649 $22.1K
South Dakota 99 534 $16.7K
Montana 114 497 $17.8K
Connecticut 96 366 $13.8K
Utah 89 355 $14.5K
North Dakota 88 329 $12.8K
New Mexico 89 328 $10.9K
District of Columbia 83 301 $12.6K
Vermont 94 295 $15.1K
West Virginia 68 293 $8,847
Colorado 87 291 $10.7K
Alaska 51 284 $7,795
Nevada 84 245 $11.3K
New Hampshire 58 204 $8,455
Idaho 56 202 $8,276
Rhode Island 35 103 $3,988
Wyoming 23 96 $3,815
Delaware 32 87 $4,340
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 AFEDITAB CR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
YU YAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled244

SAN GABRIEL

California

STEVEN LEWIS D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled177

NARBERTH

Pennsylvania

ARIEL RAMIREZ NAVARRO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled154

MIAMI

Florida

JOAQUIN NEGRETTE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled150

HIALEAH

Florida

JERRY COHEN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled131

NARBERTH

Pennsylvania

JAMES COCHRAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled127

BAINBRIDGE

Georgia

HUNG NGUYEN M.D

General Practice

Claims Filled118

RESEDA

California

ELISEL VERA-GALVAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled115

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

SONIA LOSA-LAMAZARES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled114

HIALEAH

Florida

DAVID NESSER M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled110

DALLAS

Texas

RICHARD GONZALEZ PEREZ M.D.

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled108

CHICAGO

Illinois

MARIA MOLINA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled107

HIALEAH

Florida

LAZARO CALVINO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled105

HIALEAH

Florida

HUMBERTO GARCIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled105

MIAMI

Florida

ANTHONY HERNANDEZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled104

HONOLULU

Hawaii

GALINA VAYNER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled102

NORCROSS

Georgia

DAVID GOLER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled99

YONKERS

New York

TAN NGO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled97

WESTMINSTER

California

SU LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled94

SAN GABRIEL

California

DANIEL FERRICK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled92

FAIRFIELD

California

JAMIL BITAR M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled91

UVALDE

Texas

JAVIER BATISTA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled89

HIALEAH

Florida

GIGLIOLA ARNEJO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled88

HIALEAH

Florida

OSMANY RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled88

DORAL

Florida

MICHAEL COX M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled83

LIVINGSTON

Tennessee