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DILTIAZEM 12HR ER

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

142K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 599 of 3362

$14.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 712 of 3362

37,354
Patients

Rank: 609 of 3362

34,727
Prescribers

Rank: 481 of 3362

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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

134K

2011

142K

2012

139K

2013

142K

2014

140K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$9.47M

2011

$11.3M

2012

$12.2M

2013

$14.9M

2014

$19.8M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$55

2011

$57

2012

$52

2013

$96

2014

$100

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
California 5,735 18,889 $2.39M
Florida 2,927 9,819 $1.03M
Texas 2,071 7,423 $756K
North Carolina 1,623 6,730 $637K
New York 1,705 6,118 $557K
Illinois 1,480 5,866 $572K
Pennsylvania 1,312 5,217 $476K
Wisconsin 1,143 4,835 $556K
Ohio 1,250 4,681 $510K
Michigan 1,260 4,174 $497K
Minnesota 1,013 4,055 $487K
Tennessee 956 3,821 $356K
Missouri 885 3,721 $370K
Massachusetts 891 3,715 $347K
Georgia 889 3,703 $341K
Washington 881 3,388 $367K
Indiana 790 3,073 $316K
Virginia 773 2,978 $310K
Arizona 874 2,865 $306K
Oregon 699 2,787 $293K
Kentucky 653 2,600 $285K
Iowa 490 2,216 $227K
Alabama 538 2,073 $190K
Arkansas 464 1,968 $193K
South Carolina 507 1,947 $193K
Colorado 524 1,882 $191K
New Jersey 567 1,842 $199K
Oklahoma 443 1,721 $200K
Louisiana 418 1,570 $159K
Maryland 482 1,499 $167K
Kansas 308 1,332 $126K
Connecticut 347 1,182 $127K
New Mexico 303 1,040 $122K
Nevada 293 930 $93K
Mississippi 234 921 $86.8K
Maine 240 917 $88.5K
West Virginia 216 799 $86.1K
Montana 167 696 $74.6K
New Hampshire 173 685 $67.6K
Idaho 176 645 $75.2K
South Dakota 131 584 $66K
Rhode Island 119 551 $36.7K
Utah 158 492 $52.9K
North Dakota 116 471 $53.1K
Nebraska 116 443 $41.1K
Vermont 107 380 $47.8K
Hawaii 85 268 $27.5K
Delaware 81 240 $25K
District of Columbia 58 216 $17.6K
Wyoming 47 200 $20.8K
Alaska 23 150 $10.1K
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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