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VERAPAMIL ER

Verapamil is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). The immediate-release tablets are also used alone or with other medications to prevent and treat irregular heartbeats. Verapamil is in a class of medications called calcium-channel blockers. It works by relaxing the blood vessels so the heart does not have to pump as hard. It also increases the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart and slows electrical activity in the heart to control the heart rate. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

2.55M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 122 of 3238

$69.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 281 of 3238

452,133
Patients

Rank: 159 of 3238

177,273
Prescribers

Rank: 126 of 3238

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34%

of people say

it's worth it

20%

of people say

it worked well

23%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 41,329 201,703 $6.64M
Florida 33,286 177,209 $4.87M
Texas 29,899 157,553 $4.57M
New York 27,164 143,101 $4.09M
Pennsylvania 23,854 142,211 $3.64M
Ohio 20,866 110,469 $3.48M
North Carolina 15,958 97,348 $2.42M
Georgia 14,476 88,168 $2.16M
Michigan 18,674 85,168 $2.67M
Illinois 14,922 79,968 $2.3M
Tennessee 13,281 79,087 $2.04M
Alabama 9,662 59,583 $1.38M
Indiana 11,373 58,860 $1.8M
Massachusetts 10,314 58,359 $1.67M
New Jersey 12,345 58,058 $1.81M
Missouri 9,548 57,194 $1.5M
Virginia 9,952 54,343 $1.53M
Kentucky 7,759 49,473 $1.21M
Louisiana 7,261 46,403 $1.1M
Arizona 8,684 39,960 $1.26M
Wisconsin 7,521 38,946 $1.19M
South Carolina 6,553 37,751 $985K
Washington 7,477 37,509 $1.06M
Arkansas 5,625 37,473 $827K
Oklahoma 5,900 32,304 $881K
Iowa 5,231 32,264 $817K
Mississippi 4,803 32,223 $672K
Maryland 6,951 31,006 $1.04M
Minnesota 5,849 28,521 $956K
Oregon 5,200 26,731 $806K
Connecticut 5,126 25,724 $766K
Colorado 5,239 25,659 $812K
Kansas 3,871 23,343 $612K
West Virginia 3,386 20,374 $515K
Nevada 3,675 17,621 $550K
Nebraska 2,337 15,070 $342K
Rhode Island 2,079 14,035 $322K
Utah 2,513 12,010 $344K
Maine 2,289 10,705 $351K
Idaho 1,994 10,395 $282K
New Mexico 2,064 10,179 $319K
South Dakota 1,349 8,528 $202K
New Hampshire 1,682 8,514 $266K
Hawaii 1,551 8,125 $227K
Delaware 1,708 7,045 $267K
North Dakota 1,178 6,961 $172K
Montana 1,125 6,242 $148K
Vermont 801 4,049 $125K
District of Columbia 613 2,988 $81.1K
Wyoming 515 2,791 $70.8K
Alaska 266 1,643 $39.9K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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 VERAPAMIL ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
HECTOR MENDEZ-RIVERA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled973

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

RICARDO CIGARROA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled845

LAREDO

Texas

JAMES KENNEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled711

HENDERSON

North Carolina

ANDREW KUMPURIS MD

Claims Filled682

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

MARIA MARTI LON MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled593

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

JUAN RODRIGUEZ MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled515

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ BURGOS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled453

JUNCOS

Puerto Rico

LAYNE REUSSER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled445

WICHITA

Kansas

JOSE SANTIAGO-TORRES M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled429

ARROYO

Puerto Rico

JUAN CUETO MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled413

MIAMI

Florida

MARK LERMAN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled397

DALLAS

Texas

TIBOR KOPJAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled386

MARYVILLE

Illinois

JAMES LAROSE DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled384

HOUSTON

Texas

GEROLD SIBANDA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled383

TUSCALOOSA

Alabama

NELSON RIVERA RIVERA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled361

VILLALBA

Puerto Rico

MELCHOR CARDENAS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled361

LAREDO

Texas

JORGE PASTORIZA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled356

MIAMI

Florida

HARRY HAWTHORNE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled345

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

MICHAEL SHEEHAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled334

RICHMOND

Virginia

MICHAEL HEINLE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled332

BEAVER

Pennsylvania

JANET LANDRY APRN,BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled326

DONALDSONVILLE

Louisiana

EDWIN FIGUEROA DELGADO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled324

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

QUINTON WELDON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled324

AMERICUS

Georgia

DAVID IANSMITH MD PHD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled323

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

PERRY TIMBERLAKE M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled322

GREENSBORO

Alabama