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NORVASC

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Norvasc (Amlodipine) 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 Amlodipine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

61.1K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 784 of 3393

$17.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 792 of 3393

12,893
Patients

Rank: 869 of 3393

13,134
Prescribers

Rank: 743 of 3393

More info on related drug Amlodipine »

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58%

of people say

it's worth it

50%

of people say

it worked well

15%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

68.6K

2012

70K

2013

62.9K

2014

56.8K

2015

61.1K

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$9.3M

2012

$11.3M

2013

$12.4M

2014

$12.9M

2015

$17.7M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$683

2012

$812

2013

$946

2014

$1,131

2015

$1,374

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 1,691 7,901 $2.4M
California 1,060 4,970 $1.43M
New Jersey 1,151 4,884 $1.66M
Florida 1,008 4,448 $1.32M
Pennsylvania 876 4,215 $1.15M
Michigan 709 2,754 $942K
Texas 595 2,661 $754K
Illinois 435 2,060 $614K
Ohio 389 1,963 $521K
Connecticut 413 1,923 $576K
North Carolina 370 1,915 $478K
Georgia 344 1,850 $450K
South Carolina 410 1,824 $421K
Massachusetts 327 1,662 $504K
Virginia 272 1,288 $380K
Indiana 246 1,267 $331K
Missouri 215 1,133 $295K
Maryland 206 826 $305K
Arizona 187 819 $257K
Tennessee 156 803 $225K
Louisiana 159 775 $165K
Wisconsin 150 746 $214K
Minnesota 158 721 $226K
Kentucky 139 664 $161K
Alabama 131 580 $160K
Washington 117 496 $156K
Iowa 87 440 $118K
Hawaii 84 364 $126K
Rhode Island 63 352 $91.7K
Colorado 84 347 $104K
Oregon 67 342 $93.4K
Mississippi 64 303 $85.2K
Kansas 56 294 $70K
Arkansas 46 289 $67.8K
Oklahoma 59 266 $78.8K
New Hampshire 52 251 $71.1K
Nebraska 50 242 $70K
West Virginia 52 232 $52K
Nevada 47 182 $62.8K
Delaware 56 179 $76.9K
District of Columbia 45 161 $45.3K
Idaho 27 160 $43.4K
Maine 34 156 $53.6K
New Mexico 27 134 $34.2K
Vermont 20 116 $33.5K
North Dakota 15 97 $18.2K
Montana 16 75 $14K
South Dakota 14 63 $14.6K
Utah 17 63 $21.8K
Alaska 15 $6,513
Wyoming 14 $4,601
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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