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VERAPAMIL SR

VERAPAMIL HCL

Verapamil 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 Verapamil

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

222K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 509 of 3362

$11.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 783 of 3362

59,067
Patients

Rank: 507 of 3362

48,107
Prescribers

Rank: 415 of 3362

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33%

of people say

it's worth it

31%

of people say

it worked well

21%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

103K

2011

110K

2012

130K

2013

222K

2014

186K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$4.56M

2011

$5.2M

2012

$6.93M

2013

$11.5M

2014

$12.4M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$34

2011

$37

2012

$61

2013

$67

2014

$66

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
Florida 5,797 20,338 $1.04M
Texas 4,736 16,917 $926K
California 3,895 13,920 $751K
New York 3,434 13,257 $663K
Pennsylvania 2,732 11,555 $543K
North Carolina 2,398 10,198 $463K
Tennessee 2,170 8,317 $413K
Ohio 2,166 8,101 $443K
Illinois 2,267 8,059 $441K
Michigan 2,141 6,909 $394K
Georgia 1,645 6,826 $316K
Missouri 1,406 5,450 $282K
New Jersey 1,525 4,997 $278K
Louisiana 1,172 4,875 $238K
Virginia 1,215 4,710 $250K
Massachusetts 1,134 4,659 $210K
Indiana 1,320 4,504 $258K
South Carolina 1,113 4,494 $213K
Minnesota 1,213 4,470 $273K
Wisconsin 1,125 4,213 $236K
Arizona 1,276 4,172 $236K
Alabama 1,064 3,937 $195K
Kentucky 865 3,616 $171K
Maryland 1,065 3,409 $196K
Washington 984 3,378 $185K
Arkansas 696 2,843 $135K
Iowa 672 2,782 $139K
Colorado 731 2,634 $135K
Oregon 723 2,497 $139K
Oklahoma 680 2,475 $137K
Connecticut 652 2,390 $121K
Mississippi 495 2,084 $95.6K
Nevada 613 1,932 $112K
West Virginia 399 1,726 $81.7K
Kansas 428 1,632 $88.2K
New Mexico 375 1,294 $69.6K
Delaware 350 1,068 $71K
Nebraska 291 1,060 $57.5K
New Hampshire 238 934 $46K
Rhode Island 193 898 $35.8K
Utah 248 804 $46.9K
North Dakota 186 764 $36.2K
Idaho 209 648 $36.7K
South Dakota 157 623 $35.1K
Maine 180 575 $29.3K
Vermont 106 403 $20.9K
Montana 101 288 $17K
Wyoming 55 236 $13.5K
Hawaii 55 218 $10.6K
District of Columbia 61 187 $7,785
Alaska 28 122 $4,883
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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