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NIFEDIPINE ER

NIFEDIPINE

Nifedipine 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 Nifedipine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

2.64M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 127 of 3393

$94.4M
Retail Cost

Rank: 298 of 3393

537,459
Patients

Rank: 151 of 3393

198,140
Prescribers

Rank: 126 of 3393

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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

2.3M

2012

2.82M

2013

2.77M

2014

2.66M

2015

2.49M

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$120M

2012

$139M

2013

$128M

2014

$109M

2015

$88.7M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$285

2012

$261

2013

$243

2014

$207

2015

$168

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 62,076 288,204 $12.2M
Florida 60,547 274,269 $9.28M
New York 50,161 258,112 $8.73M
Texas 49,650 217,303 $8.41M
Illinois 26,778 125,647 $4.63M
Pennsylvania 23,525 119,926 $4.16M
Georgia 21,284 116,083 $3.45M
Michigan 21,328 90,743 $3.34M
Ohio 17,580 83,911 $3.28M
Louisiana 12,376 69,679 $2.1M
Massachusetts 13,729 69,032 $2.46M
Tennessee 12,816 63,993 $2.23M
North Carolina 11,552 62,884 $1.93M
New Jersey 12,894 54,838 $1.9M
Arizona 12,882 53,625 $1.99M
Maryland 11,568 47,858 $1.93M
Virginia 9,406 46,451 $1.61M
South Carolina 8,614 45,547 $1.38M
Missouri 8,275 43,868 $1.39M
Indiana 8,614 39,677 $1.45M
Kentucky 7,200 38,492 $1.21M
Alabama 7,376 34,591 $1.31M
Mississippi 5,921 33,385 $928K
Arkansas 5,759 33,154 $915K
Wisconsin 6,808 29,446 $1.26M
Washington 5,470 22,320 $885K
Oklahoma 4,561 21,542 $789K
Oregon 4,441 19,129 $840K
Minnesota 4,432 18,332 $811K
Connecticut 3,634 15,243 $572K
Nevada 3,408 14,339 $572K
Kansas 2,620 13,456 $446K
Hawaii 2,946 13,256 $617K
Iowa 2,868 13,106 $438K
West Virginia 2,557 12,613 $371K
Colorado 3,020 12,362 $475K
New Mexico 2,236 9,257 $345K
District of Columbia 1,965 8,975 $313K
Rhode Island 1,294 6,932 $257K
Nebraska 1,109 5,463 $168K
Maine 1,349 5,323 $244K
Delaware 1,378 5,124 $232K
Utah 1,217 4,656 $182K
New Hampshire 1,083 4,632 $190K
North Dakota 804 4,129 $141K
Vermont 883 3,517 $146K
Idaho 753 3,145 $119K
Montana 720 3,105 $114K
South Dakota 626 2,830 $98K
Wyoming 304 1,271 $41.5K
Alaska 192 815 $26.4K
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for NIFEDIPINE ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
WEI SUN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled1,089

NEW YORK

New York

KEITH NEWBY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled951

NORFOLK

Virginia

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled838

TUCKER

Georgia

DAVID NESSER M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled769

DALLAS

Texas

MOHAMMED AHMED M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled725

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

MELVIN MURPHY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled715

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

RATTANJIT KOHLI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled669

BROOKLYN

New York

JAMES COCHRAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled655

BAINBRIDGE

Georgia

KENNETH KOKKO M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled624

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

GREGORY SAMPOGNARO M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled605

MONROE

Louisiana

CURTIS CAVE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled589

BROOKLYN

New York

ELIE FTEHA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled585

BROOKLYN

New York

JAN PRASAD MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled581

PHOENIX

Arizona

MIGUEL STUBBS M.D.,P.C.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled565

SMYRNA

Georgia

JAVID YADEGAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled564

BROOKLYN

New York

MOHAMMED RAIS MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled546

THIBODAUX

Louisiana

RUBEN DE LOS SANTOS MD PA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled540

EAGLE PASS

Texas

PAULO RIBEIRO MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled527

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

WALTER GARDINER M.D.

Claims Filled513

TONY ABBASSI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled507

MIAMI

Florida

SANDEEP PATEL MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled502

THIBODAUX

Louisiana

MICHELLE LUBETZKY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled499

BRONX

New York

REUBEN STONE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled492

JACKSON

Mississippi

YU YAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled487

SAN GABRIEL

California

ASTEL WRIGHT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled483

FORT LAUDERDALE

Florida