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NITROGLYCERIN

Nitroglycerin is a nitrate. It dilates blood vessels all over the body. This makes it less work for the heart to pump, which relieves heart-related chest pain. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Nitroglycerin

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

6,136
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1478 of 3395

$2.19M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1436 of 3395

3,101
Patients

Rank: 1282 of 3395

2,792
Prescribers

Rank: 1244 of 3395

More info on related drug Nitroglycerin »

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41%

of people say

it's worth it

51%

of people say

it worked well

21%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Imdur Isordil

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

77.5K

2011

55.8K

2012

40.1K

2013

12.3K

2014

6,139

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$18.9M

2011

$14.4M

2012

$12.2M

2013

$3.93M

2014

$2.19M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$83

2011

$88

2012

$86

2013

$86

2014

$96

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 441 1,251 $454K
New York 337 948 $333K
Texas 235 339 $126K
Pennsylvania 169 312 $112K
Florida 163 310 $111K
New Jersey 144 284 $103K
Missouri 121 249 $84.9K
Kentucky 102 217 $69.5K
Ohio 115 186 $70.2K
Louisiana 91 155 $53.4K
Tennessee 94 142 $48.6K
Georgia 77 136 $43.8K
North Carolina 86 133 $48.2K
Mississippi 67 126 $42.6K
Illinois 51 121 $58.8K
Michigan 65 109 $37.1K
South Carolina 53 87 $29.9K
West Virginia 47 82 $29.9K
Arkansas 44 81 $27.1K
Oklahoma 50 76 $23.3K
Alabama 56 72 $24.1K
Massachusetts 35 64 $24.4K
Connecticut 40 62 $21.8K
Indiana 41 57 $21.3K
Virginia 34 51 $18K
Washington 28 48 $17.6K
Minnesota 31 46 $13.6K
Arizona 22 41 $12.3K
Oregon 31 37 $14.3K
Kansas 24 33 $10.5K
Wisconsin 25 32 $11.6K
Iowa 26 29 $11.1K
Maine 19 28 $10.4K
Maryland 23 27 $10.5K
Delaware 15 $7,184
Colorado 13 14 $4,620
Montana 13 $5,588
Nebraska 13 $3,504
Utah 12 $3,612
Hawaii 11 $4,190
New Hampshire 11 $5,097
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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