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NIFEDIPINE ER

NIFEDIPINE

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

2.66M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 118 of 3395

$109M
Retail Cost

Rank: 245 of 3395

527,921
Patients

Rank: 144 of 3395

192,803
Prescribers

Rank: 121 of 3395

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42%

of people say

it's worth it

31%

of people say

it worked well

46%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

2.43M

2011

2.54M

2012

2.87M

2013

2.77M

2014

2.66M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$135M

2011

$131M

2012

$141M

2013

$129M

2014

$109M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$61

2011

$74

2012

$74

2013

$80

2014

$79

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 62,205 290,597 $14.4M
New York 50,379 272,409 $10.3M
Florida 56,196 251,895 $9.84M
Texas 48,537 216,496 $9.46M
Illinois 26,231 129,519 $5.29M
Pennsylvania 23,530 123,330 $4.94M
Georgia 20,311 113,415 $4.06M
Michigan 21,015 89,074 $3.97M
Ohio 17,955 88,044 $3.95M
Massachusetts 13,233 70,109 $3.01M
Louisiana 11,632 69,656 $2.31M
North Carolina 11,875 65,308 $2.32M
Tennessee 12,541 65,148 $2.54M
New Jersey 12,634 56,033 $2.24M
Arizona 12,013 51,406 $2.21M
Maryland 11,295 47,944 $2.26M
Virginia 9,449 46,654 $1.9M
South Carolina 8,482 46,410 $1.57M
Missouri 8,381 45,505 $1.69M
Kentucky 7,201 39,857 $1.41M
Indiana 8,307 39,372 $1.64M
Alabama 7,474 35,848 $1.49M
Mississippi 5,587 33,630 $1.1M
Arkansas 5,560 32,827 $1.07M
Wisconsin 6,556 29,226 $1.39M
Washington 5,522 23,201 $1.07M
Oklahoma 4,412 21,175 $920K
Minnesota 4,625 19,582 $922K
Oregon 4,447 19,388 $1.01M
Connecticut 3,747 16,393 $730K
Hawaii 3,109 14,673 $749K
Iowa 3,054 14,438 $549K
Nevada 3,218 13,945 $623K
Kansas 2,642 13,873 $531K
West Virginia 2,660 13,445 $457K
Colorado 2,943 11,938 $572K
District of Columbia 1,983 9,755 $379K
New Mexico 2,165 8,851 $367K
Rhode Island 1,361 7,624 $303K
Nebraska 1,157 5,888 $205K
Maine 1,433 5,678 $317K
Delaware 1,344 5,093 $282K
New Hampshire 1,111 4,615 $212K
North Dakota 898 4,522 $167K
Utah 1,051 4,191 $193K
Vermont 940 3,777 $180K
Idaho 780 3,357 $140K
South Dakota 702 3,264 $123K
Montana 711 3,020 $124K
Wyoming 324 1,267 $47.4K
Alaska 205 993 $32.2K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 NIFEDIPINE ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
WEI SUN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled1,069

NEW YORK

New York

CURTIS CAVE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled833

BROOKLYN

New York

KEITH NEWBY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled802

NORFOLK

Virginia

GREGORY SAMPOGNARO M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled776

MONROE

Louisiana

JAVID YADEGAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled740

BROOKLYN

New York

RAVEENDRA CHIGURUPATI M.D,M.P.H

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled724

BROOKLYN

New York

RATTANJIT KOHLI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled699

BROOKLYN

New York

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled671

TUCKER

Georgia

MELVIN MURPHY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled653

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

ELIE FTEHA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled650

BROOKLYN

New York

SATISH BHUTANI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled649

TOMS RIVER

New Jersey

MOHAMMED AHMED M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled578

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

DAVID NESSER M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled563

DALLAS

Texas

KENNETH KOKKO M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled540

JACKSON

Mississippi

MARIE REID DURANT MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled533

BROOKLYN

New York

LAWRENCE CAMPO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled523

CLERMONT

Florida

GERALDINE HAUGHTON NURSE PRACTITIONER

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Claims Filled497

BROOKLYN

New York

ROBERT VENABLE M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled493

PLYMOUTH

North Carolina

WATERS HICKS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled490

THOMASVILLE

Georgia

SANDEEP PATEL MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled488

THIBODAUX

Louisiana

LAKHI SAKHRANI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled487

ALHAMBRA

California

WALTER GARDINER M.D.

Medical Genetics, PhD Medical Genetics

Claims Filled482

CHRISTIANSTED

Virgin Islands

JAMES DILLEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled477

WINSTON-SALEM

North Carolina

JAN PRASAD MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled476

PHOENIX

Arizona

STANLEY LAU M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled474

SAN GABRIEL

California