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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 2016

987K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 240 of 3393

$23.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 697 of 3393

227,947
Patients

Rank: 274 of 3393

132,055
Prescribers

Rank: 198 of 3393

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52%

of people say

it's worth it

49%

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

796K

2012

882K

2013

962K

2014

993K

2015

986K

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$8.9M

2012

$10.9M

2013

$14.4M

2014

$19.8M

2015

$23.6M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$50

2012

$54

2013

$66

2014

$87

2015

$104

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 23,845 90,096 $2.22M
California 21,423 84,161 $2.24M
Texas 14,581 59,134 $1.38M
New York 13,499 55,759 $1.34M
Ohio 10,249 44,942 $1.15M
Pennsylvania 9,795 44,112 $1.08M
Illinois 9,286 40,272 $1.01M
North Carolina 8,404 36,711 $822K
Georgia 7,119 35,183 $701K
Michigan 9,189 34,108 $899K
Tennessee 6,879 30,431 $701K
Missouri 5,978 28,398 $652K
New Jersey 6,966 26,727 $661K
Kentucky 5,364 26,701 $608K
Indiana 5,844 25,000 $655K
Alabama 4,681 19,594 $486K
Virginia 4,378 18,421 $471K
South Carolina 3,892 17,598 $410K
Massachusetts 4,090 17,267 $380K
Arkansas 3,328 16,490 $362K
Louisiana 3,277 15,856 $334K
Arizona 4,463 15,393 $393K
Wisconsin 3,394 13,734 $377K
Mississippi 2,633 13,602 $271K
Washington 3,354 12,699 $327K
Oklahoma 2,749 11,972 $294K
Maryland 2,809 10,671 $287K
Iowa 2,151 10,154 $233K
Kansas 2,059 9,634 $223K
Connecticut 2,299 9,301 $231K
West Virginia 1,970 9,010 $194K
Minnesota 2,130 8,506 $221K
Oregon 2,188 8,221 $207K
Colorado 2,093 7,786 $203K
Nevada 1,966 7,298 $175K
Rhode Island 928 4,444 $96.7K
Nebraska 867 4,383 $89.9K
Maine 964 3,762 $102K
New Mexico 1,007 3,481 $85.3K
New Hampshire 893 3,437 $95.1K
Idaho 839 3,107 $78.7K
Utah 830 2,887 $72.4K
Montana 528 2,235 $50.9K
South Dakota 431 2,132 $46.5K
North Dakota 387 1,977 $38K
Delaware 533 1,858 $63.8K
Hawaii 509 1,739 $45.9K
Vermont 334 1,236 $28.4K
District of Columbia 307 925 $20.9K
Wyoming 182 826 $19.3K
Alaska 131 526 $12.5K
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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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 DILTIAZEM HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MAC BOWMAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled562

AUGUSTA

Georgia

JAMIL ABOUELHOSSEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled520

FAJARDO

Puerto Rico

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled437

TUCKER

Georgia

ANGEL SANCHEZ M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled421

FAJARDO

Puerto Rico

VENKAT BATTULA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled382

LIMA

Ohio

EDWARD WARREN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled378

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

KANDARP PATEL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled366

JACKSON

Tennessee

GEORGE PURSLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled352

AUGUSTA

Georgia

RAMON PASTRANA MALDONADO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled352

FAJARDO

Puerto Rico

YOLANDA MAS DE LEON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled348

FAJARDO

Puerto Rico

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled322

DUBLIN

Georgia

ANGIE ROSADO MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled318

PONCE

Puerto Rico

CHRISTOPHER LONGNECKER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled308

JOPLIN

Missouri

NAVEEN LAL M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled307

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

RALPH WARNOCK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled299

THOMASTON

Georgia

GEORGE SMITH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled298

RUSTON

Louisiana

RONALD SCOTT M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled291

LONGVIEW

Texas

MOHIT SHETH M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled287

HENDERSON

Kentucky

TERRY KERSEY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled285

RUTHERFORDTON

North Carolina

MICHAEL DIBBS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled276

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

BRUCE PENDLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled273

EAST RIDGE

Tennessee

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled265

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

EUGENE SILVA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled265

ROCKFORD

Illinois

MADHU DHARAWAT M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled265

GLEN DALE

West Virginia

DEMETRIOS MARAGOS MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled258

LIBERTY

Missouri