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DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem 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 Diltiazem

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

76.3K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 725 of 3362

$10.8M
Retail Cost

Rank: 798 of 3362

20,588
Patients

Rank: 750 of 3362

19,275
Prescribers

Rank: 630 of 3362

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53%

of people say

it's worth it

48%

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

29K

2011

64.4K

2012

80.3K

2013

76.3K

2014

60.3K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$3.76M

2011

$8.5M

2012

$11.2M

2013

$10.8M

2014

$8.16M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$118

2011

$157

2012

$152

2013

$120

2014

$108

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 1,729 6,531 $942K
Texas 1,499 5,940 $847K
Florida 1,455 4,758 $676K
Pennsylvania 1,138 4,497 $623K
California 1,096 4,101 $587K
New Jersey 1,031 3,846 $585K
North Carolina 808 3,459 $427K
Michigan 1,174 3,456 $535K
Ohio 891 3,043 $463K
South Carolina 689 3,031 $366K
Illinois 774 2,777 $450K
Georgia 589 2,311 $300K
Indiana 656 2,152 $296K
Alabama 481 1,958 $258K
Missouri 486 1,749 $235K
Louisiana 358 1,480 $180K
Maryland 421 1,420 $245K
Oklahoma 357 1,353 $189K
Virginia 364 1,331 $181K
Massachusetts 330 1,309 $182K
Kentucky 350 1,294 $184K
Connecticut 353 1,258 $200K
Tennessee 359 1,135 $158K
Arizona 331 1,011 $135K
Wisconsin 288 922 $155K
Washington 254 802 $116K
Colorado 205 725 $106K
Mississippi 166 725 $81.1K
Delaware 225 710 $132K
Oregon 194 686 $90.7K
Arkansas 161 677 $67.2K
Kansas 151 519 $67.8K
Minnesota 154 507 $77.5K
West Virginia 135 481 $76.7K
Iowa 110 419 $51.9K
Nebraska 99 394 $50K
Nevada 137 392 $52.4K
Maine 118 380 $62.9K
Alaska 32 273 $16.6K
Idaho 65 262 $38K
Utah 88 250 $40.8K
Hawaii 58 236 $37.6K
Rhode Island 50 225 $29.5K
New Hampshire 72 215 $28.1K
District of Columbia 56 199 $27.9K
New Mexico 65 194 $30.5K
Montana 30 151 $24.3K
South Dakota 27 101 $12.8K
North Dakota 34 100 $12.8K
Vermont 32 97 $19.1K
Wyoming 15 58 $6,807
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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