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NITROGLYCERIN PATCH

NITROGLYCERIN

Prevents chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

688K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 290 of 3362

$22.4M
Retail Cost

Rank: 617 of 3362

134,550
Patients

Rank: 365 of 3362

67,571
Prescribers

Rank: 340 of 3362

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40%

of people say

it's worth it

50%

of people say

it worked well

21%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Imdur Isordil

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 12,609 58,704 $1.86M
New York 11,144 54,912 $1.81M
Pennsylvania 7,125 42,128 $1.32M
California 9,248 41,866 $1.59M
Texas 8,547 40,634 $1.24M
New Jersey 7,114 36,057 $1.23M
Illinois 6,436 34,485 $1.1M
Ohio 5,168 26,991 $962K
Tennessee 5,428 26,683 $844K
Georgia 4,932 25,225 $745K
North Carolina 4,646 24,982 $736K
Wisconsin 3,658 19,090 $636K
Indiana 3,542 17,552 $594K
Massachusetts 2,979 16,793 $507K
Michigan 2,906 13,237 $462K
Maryland 2,783 13,039 $481K
Virginia 2,452 12,205 $402K
West Virginia 2,271 12,195 $396K
Kentucky 2,190 12,166 $368K
Washington 2,576 11,904 $427K
Missouri 2,140 11,514 $349K
Alabama 2,391 11,254 $329K
South Carolina 2,214 10,563 $306K
Kansas 1,714 10,021 $309K
Connecticut 1,664 9,228 $296K
Louisiana 1,828 8,722 $264K
Oregon 1,830 8,393 $315K
Mississippi 1,616 8,192 $222K
South Dakota 1,041 6,101 $180K
Maine 1,051 5,756 $182K
Oklahoma 1,230 5,732 $181K
Iowa 829 4,831 $148K
Arizona 1,219 4,796 $162K
Nebraska 733 4,587 $142K
Minnesota 915 4,563 $162K
Colorado 813 3,699 $166K
Arkansas 693 3,586 $104K
Rhode Island 378 2,343 $70.6K
Nevada 476 1,924 $64.6K
New Mexico 467 1,911 $68.5K
New Hampshire 344 1,726 $57.4K
North Dakota 270 1,662 $52.5K
District of Columbia 293 1,530 $48.6K
Hawaii 330 1,361 $55.8K
Vermont 245 1,330 $41K
Idaho 260 1,256 $42K
Montana 217 1,127 $35.9K
Delaware 289 1,058 $49.7K
Utah 148 625 $22.6K
Alaska 109 605 $18.7K
Wyoming 94 537 $17.1K
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 NITROGLYCERIN PATCH

Provider Medicare Claims City State
LOKESH CHANDRA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled309

CHICAGO

Illinois

LAYNE REUSSER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled306

WICHITA

Kansas

ELLEN MCLIMORE APRN

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled295

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

JAMES HAGERMAN PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled291

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

NEIL BARRY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled290

MIDDLESBORO

Kentucky

MIRZA ASHRAF M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled289

CARTHAGE

New York

NELSON GWINN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled278

DOTHAN

Alabama

JAVIER PEREZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled273

HIALEAH

Florida

JAVED YOUSAF M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled272

PARAMUS

New Jersey

BERTHA OLAZABAL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled272

HIALEAH

Florida

MARK AZBEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled269

BROOKLYN

New York

RAJENDRA DESAI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled265

DOUGLASVILLE

Georgia

GEORGE PIZARRO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled263

MIAMI

Florida

GEORGE CHILAZI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled263

TAUNTON

Massachusetts

BORIS LIVSHITS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled260

ELMWOOD PARK

New Jersey

MOHAMMED HASEEB M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled256

MOUNT VERNON

Illinois

MARINA OKS D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled255

BROOKLYN

New York

JOSEPH SAMAHA MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled254

GERMANTOWN

Tennessee

TANVIR BAJWA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled251

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

JOHN MCKNIGHT MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled248

MORGANTOWN

West Virginia

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled245

TONGANOXIE

Kansas

CHARLES TREASURE M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled245

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

JAMES CLEMMONS M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled245

CHIPLEY

Florida

INNA ABRAMOVA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled241

BROOKLYN

New York

JOHN MITCHELL MD

Specialist

Claims Filled240

AUBURN

Alabama