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NIFEDICAL XL

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

885K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 256 of 3393

$24.4M
Retail Cost

Rank: 685 of 3393

208,581
Patients

Rank: 287 of 3393

111,490
Prescribers

Rank: 226 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

803K

2012

908K

2013

941K

2014

927K

2015

885K

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$40M

2012

$41.3M

2013

$36M

2014

$29.2M

2015

$24.4M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$234

2012

$207

2013

$166

2014

$134

2015

$117

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 25,468 113,255 $2.94M
Texas 21,095 79,081 $2.41M
California 16,126 70,014 $1.98M
Pennsylvania 12,131 58,635 $1.53M
Illinois 13,100 54,451 $1.48M
Florida 11,573 39,638 $1.07M
Michigan 9,914 36,324 $1.09M
Ohio 7,340 32,050 $1M
Georgia 6,675 28,315 $691K
New Jersey 7,122 27,220 $767K
Louisiana 5,403 22,707 $584K
Massachusetts 4,669 21,124 $541K
Tennessee 4,750 20,484 $556K
Maryland 4,756 17,037 $527K
Missouri 3,674 16,694 $418K
Alabama 3,677 16,239 $423K
Kentucky 3,224 15,006 $403K
North Carolina 3,546 14,841 $377K
Virginia 3,244 13,866 $393K
Wisconsin 3,184 13,234 $406K
Mississippi 2,552 12,583 $272K
South Carolina 2,834 12,001 $286K
Washington 2,716 11,468 $323K
Indiana 3,021 11,107 $353K
Arkansas 2,171 9,957 $231K
Arizona 2,825 9,486 $285K
Minnesota 2,361 9,207 $313K
Oregon 1,977 8,255 $254K
Oklahoma 1,887 7,566 $231K
West Virginia 1,449 6,693 $160K
Connecticut 1,566 6,145 $172K
Iowa 1,354 5,684 $136K
Kansas 912 4,038 $112K
Nebraska 744 3,997 $86.7K
Colorado 841 2,980 $93.4K
Delaware 776 2,801 $99.7K
Rhode Island 528 2,576 $64.8K
Nevada 660 2,206 $73.9K
North Dakota 380 2,042 $49.6K
District of Columbia 545 1,977 $46.5K
New Mexico 587 1,929 $63.4K
Maine 512 1,752 $72K
South Dakota 380 1,741 $40.3K
Utah 500 1,736 $56.8K
Vermont 466 1,700 $54.8K
Idaho 425 1,649 $53.9K
New Hampshire 446 1,625 $52.4K
Montana 349 1,412 $40.9K
Hawaii 251 1,009 $30.5K
Wyoming 139 585 $16.4K
Alaska 88 371 $10.2K
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 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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Top prescribers for NIFEDICAL XL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled529

LOS ANGELES

California

GITANA BRADAUSKAITE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled455

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

CURTIS CAVE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled426

BROOKLYN

New York

JOHN PANTAZOPOULOS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled406

PARAMUS

New Jersey

JAYNIER MOYA M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled387

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

JEFFREY HARRIS D.O.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled382

LAPEER

Michigan

DANIEL BASULTO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled359

HIALEAH

Florida

KEITH NEWBY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled330

NORFOLK

Virginia

ALEXANDER SANTOS-GARCIA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled329

MIAMI

Florida

NELSON GONZALEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled297

HOMESTEAD

Florida

ANTHONY LANGONE MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled293

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

GISELLE DEBS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled283

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

STEVEN SCHMIDT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled278

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

GRACIELA DEBOCCARDO MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled278

BRONX

New York

BAHJAT GHANEM MD

General Practice

Claims Filled276

HIALEAH

Florida

YAOLEN BOLANOS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled271

HIALEAH

Florida

YU YAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled271

SAN GABRIEL

California

WEI SUN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled265

NEW YORK

New York

IVAN AYALA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled260

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

RAMON DELMONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled259

NEW YORK

New York

ROBERT CHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled259

ALHAMBRA

California

EDUARD ZINGER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled255

LINCOLNWOOD

Illinois

SANDEEP PATEL MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled251

THIBODAUX

Louisiana

EVERETT BRYANT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled248

DEARBORN

Michigan

MICHELLE LUBETZKY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled240

BRONX

New York