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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 2015

52.8K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 814 of 3395

$1.69M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1532 of 3395

14,368
Patients

Rank: 827 of 3395

11,950
Prescribers

Rank: 758 of 3395

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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

60.9K

2011

46.3K

2012

67.8K

2013

104K

2014

52.8K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$2.16M

2011

$1.56M

2012

$2.42M

2013

$3.85M

2014

$1.69M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$36

2011

$40

2012

$45

2013

$60

2014

$48

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 2,080 8,749 $291K
Texas 1,907 5,521 $208K
Florida 1,313 4,449 $112K
Georgia 561 2,951 $79.1K
New York 842 2,887 $102K
Tennessee 467 2,083 $58K
Pennsylvania 509 1,770 $51.7K
Illinois 419 1,566 $44.5K
Louisiana 321 1,539 $45K
Michigan 568 1,466 $50.4K
Arkansas 258 1,178 $34.2K
Massachusetts 267 1,071 $36.7K
Arizona 259 1,069 $36.6K
North Carolina 239 1,001 $29.3K
Mississippi 223 973 $24.5K
Wisconsin 244 891 $30.4K
Kentucky 207 882 $26.3K
Ohio 269 870 $31.1K
Missouri 244 863 $24.2K
Maryland 259 827 $28.2K
Oklahoma 229 787 $23.8K
Maine 215 703 $36.1K
Iowa 229 688 $21.2K
Washington 196 633 $19.5K
South Carolina 131 611 $14.4K
Virginia 137 492 $16.8K
New Jersey 132 466 $13.6K
Minnesota 164 466 $16.8K
Alabama 140 450 $14K
Indiana 113 377 $10.8K
Oregon 119 316 $10.6K
Kansas 72 240 $7,310
Colorado 56 216 $7,784
Connecticut 65 208 $7,313
Hawaii 88 202 $9,001
New Mexico 57 199 $6,858
Nebraska 48 180 $5,496
Vermont 65 179 $7,889
New Hampshire 43 163 $6,468
South Dakota 36 130 $3,062
District of Columbia 50 127 $3,887
North Dakota 41 123 $4,378
Nevada 31 116 $4,778
West Virginia 35 105 $2,863
Utah 35 95 $3,317
Montana 36 82 $3,108
Wyoming 22 80 $2,936
Delaware 22 69 $3,288
Idaho 27 48 $1,750
Rhode Island 18 46 $1,261
Alaska 20 $763
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 »

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Top prescribers for AFEDITAB CR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
YU YAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled210

SAN GABRIEL

California

STEVEN LEWIS D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled132

NARBERTH

Pennsylvania

JERRY COHEN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled106

NARBERTH

Pennsylvania

JOAQUIN NEGRETTE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled102

HIALEAH

Florida

JAMES COCHRAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled92

BAINBRIDGE

Georgia

SU LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled89

SAN GABRIEL

California

HUNG NGUYEN M.D

General Practice

Claims Filled89

RESEDA

California

ELISEL VERA-GALVAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled88

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

DAVID GOLER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled84

YONKERS

New York

HOI TRINH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled83

SACRAMENTO

California

LAZARO CALVINO ACOSTA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled82

HIALEAH

Florida

GALINA VAYNER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled79

NORCROSS

Georgia

MAYOBANEX TORRES-VERAS M.D.

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Claims Filled77

HIALEAH

Florida

KENNETH KOKKO M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled77

JACKSON

Mississippi

SONIA LOSA-LAMAZARES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled71

HIALEAH

Florida

ALBERTO VEGA M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled70

MIAMI

Florida

RICHARD GONZALEZ PEREZ M.D.

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled70

CHICAGO

Illinois

OSMANY RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled66

DORAL

Florida

HUMBERTO GARCIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled66

MIAMI

Florida

KOMAL CHANDAN M.D

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled61

NIAGARA FALLS

New York

MICHAEL COX M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled61

LIVINGSTON

Tennessee

MARIA MOLINA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled61

HIALEAH

Florida

DANIEL DRESS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled61

SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts

CHAU LE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled60

ROSEMEAD

California

ERNESTO GARCIA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled59

MIAMI

Florida