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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

34.1K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 941 of 3393

$930K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1767 of 3393

10,155
Patients

Rank: 941 of 3393

8,641
Prescribers

Rank: 865 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

46.3K

2012

67.8K

2013

104K

2014

52.8K

2015

34.1K

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.56M

2012

$2.42M

2013

$3.85M

2014

$1.69M

2015

$930K

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$158

2012

$142

2013

$155

2014

$118

2015

$92

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 1,526 5,678 $164K
Florida 1,233 3,075 $78.9K
New York 717 2,525 $75.4K
Texas 758 2,094 $59.5K
Georgia 384 1,539 $34.3K
Tennessee 391 1,463 $36.4K
Pennsylvania 373 1,353 $33.7K
Illinois 375 1,123 $26.5K
Louisiana 215 1,072 $26.4K
Michigan 343 920 $24.5K
North Carolina 207 825 $19.4K
Missouri 234 763 $18.8K
Arizona 288 743 $22.4K
Arkansas 166 655 $16.1K
Massachusetts 173 647 $16.9K
Maine 186 617 $26.1K
Ohio 169 589 $15.6K
Kentucky 125 580 $14.2K
Wisconsin 141 570 $16K
Mississippi 100 537 $11.3K
Maryland 174 509 $15.5K
South Carolina 88 452 $8,391
Oklahoma 116 422 $11.5K
Virginia 128 389 $10.8K
New Jersey 117 370 $9,222
Alabama 82 314 $8,987
Indiana 97 310 $6,394
Minnesota 104 309 $8,902
Washington 86 225 $6,357
Iowa 68 196 $5,106
Vermont 41 151 $5,112
New Mexico 54 148 $5,239
Kansas 40 135 $3,852
Colorado 49 130 $3,662
Nebraska 27 123 $3,132
Connecticut 28 101 $2,593
New Hampshire 30 100 $3,034
Oregon 40 99 $3,091
Nevada 33 79 $2,031
Hawaii 33 73 $3,576
Utah 24 73 $1,813
North Dakota 30 62 $2,155
West Virginia 26 58 $1,324
South Dakota 17 53 $1,658
Delaware 14 51 $1,379
District of Columbia 13 46 $1,166
Montana 12 36 $1,087
Rhode Island 24 $323
Wyoming 22 $469
Alaska 16 $439
Idaho 12 $685
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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