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NIFEDICAL XL

NIFEDIPINE

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

941K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 250 of 3362

$36M
Retail Cost

Rank: 476 of 3362

216,252
Patients

Rank: 288 of 3362

112,703
Prescribers

Rank: 227 of 3362

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it's worth it

28%

of people say

it worked well

48%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 22,377 100,794 $3.6M
California 18,567 82,451 $3.12M
Texas 19,678 75,901 $3.32M
Florida 20,364 73,048 $2.77M
Pennsylvania 12,082 61,631 $2.24M
Illinois 13,372 57,228 $2.31M
Michigan 9,560 34,986 $1.5M
Ohio 7,599 33,553 $1.43M
Georgia 6,472 28,979 $1.03M
New Jersey 6,223 24,239 $1.02M
Tennessee 4,648 21,108 $792K
Louisiana 4,541 20,284 $726K
Massachusetts 4,415 19,884 $760K
Missouri 3,836 18,563 $642K
Alabama 3,817 18,192 $608K
Maryland 4,742 17,795 $713K
North Carolina 3,624 15,736 $525K
Arizona 4,027 15,531 $608K
Wisconsin 3,428 15,484 $609K
Virginia 3,655 15,330 $552K
Kentucky 2,811 12,947 $469K
Washington 2,991 12,688 $501K
Indiana 3,078 12,159 $494K
South Carolina 2,650 11,326 $365K
Minnesota 2,532 9,934 $464K
Mississippi 2,155 9,614 $315K
Oregon 2,153 9,489 $394K
Arkansas 1,988 9,226 $304K
Oklahoma 1,926 8,380 $345K
Iowa 1,598 8,224 $274K
West Virginia 1,393 6,564 $227K
Connecticut 1,466 5,654 $214K
Kansas 1,063 5,049 $186K
Nebraska 886 5,038 $160K
Colorado 1,162 4,509 $171K
New Mexico 1,033 4,005 $185K
Nevada 980 3,470 $143K
Delaware 858 3,094 $154K
Rhode Island 517 2,683 $86.6K
Utah 553 2,380 $99.4K
South Dakota 408 1,953 $62K
Idaho 400 1,764 $70.3K
District of Columbia 451 1,686 $56.1K
New Hampshire 397 1,601 $61.4K
Montana 356 1,588 $57.4K
Hawaii 363 1,556 $58K
Maine 403 1,512 $66.3K
North Dakota 305 1,423 $53K
Vermont 379 1,220 $56.8K
Wyoming 185 778 $26.9K
Alaska 94 453 $15.3K
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 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 NIFEDICAL XL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled571

LOS ANGELES

California

JEFFREY HARRIS D.O.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled433

LAPEER

Michigan

KEITH NEWBY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled396

NORFOLK

Virginia

YU YAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled391

SAN GABRIEL

California

IVAN AYALA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled343

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

GITANA BRADAUSKAITE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled335

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

DANIEL BASULTO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled331

HIALEAH

Florida

BARRY MARKS DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled320

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

STEVEN SCHMIDT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled315

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

LARRY SUK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled295

GARDENA

California

TRICIA CHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled291

BRONX

New York

RAVEENDRA CHIGURUPATI M.D,M.P.H

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled285

BROOKLYN

New York

SANDEEP PATEL MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled281

THIBODAUX

Louisiana

ROBERTA LEE POWELL DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled278

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

ROBERT GREER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled277

THIBODAUX

Louisiana

LUIS AMARO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled264

ST THOMAS

Virgin Islands

RAMON DELMONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled263

NEW YORK

New York

GREGORY SAMPOGNARO M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled262

MONROE

Louisiana

STEVEN LEWIS D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled243

NARBERTH

Pennsylvania

JAYNIER MOYA M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled237

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

RAUL SANTOS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled233

THOMASVILLE

Georgia

ELANA SYDNEY

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled228

BRONX

New York

MAYRA DELGADO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled228

MIAMI GARDENS

Florida

LUANA CARCASSONI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled223

HIALEAH

Florida

CARLOS MEZA M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled218

MONTEREY PARK

California