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DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

1.87M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 158 of 3395

$66.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 359 of 3395

414,175
Patients

Rank: 182 of 3395

167,639
Prescribers

Rank: 149 of 3395

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52%

of people say

it's worth it

49%

of people say

it worked well

16%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

2.32M

2011

2.25M

2012

2.03M

2013

1.89M

2014

1.87M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$101M

2011

$87.8M

2012

$86.3M

2013

$86.3M

2014

$66.6M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$53

2011

$51

2012

$51

2013

$78

2014

$83

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 31,147 137,928 $5.52M
Pennsylvania 27,872 131,794 $4.56M
California 27,540 124,775 $4.4M
North Carolina 19,979 102,321 $3.15M
Florida 21,833 85,698 $3.22M
Ohio 19,210 83,700 $3.31M
Texas 19,719 77,136 $2.84M
Missouri 15,442 75,380 $2.26M
Illinois 15,131 70,814 $2.45M
New Jersey 14,492 63,970 $2.65M
Michigan 15,543 57,111 $2.31M
Tennessee 12,337 55,794 $1.67M
Iowa 9,154 46,363 $1.47M
Georgia 9,276 46,191 $1.46M
Kentucky 8,302 42,999 $1.32M
Virginia 9,471 42,032 $1.59M
Indiana 8,313 35,577 $1.34M
Massachusetts 8,110 35,212 $1.37M
Washington 8,251 32,807 $1.26M
Alabama 7,592 32,508 $1.04M
Wisconsin 7,842 32,187 $1.23M
South Carolina 6,739 30,014 $1.05M
Minnesota 8,190 29,343 $1.11M
Louisiana 6,022 28,167 $776K
Kansas 5,452 26,520 $818K
Arkansas 5,499 25,594 $681K
Connecticut 5,949 25,513 $1.15M
Oklahoma 5,672 23,549 $882K
Arizona 5,979 21,308 $963K
Mississippi 4,258 21,276 $594K
Maryland 5,690 19,978 $1.03M
Oregon 4,845 19,047 $745K
West Virginia 3,751 17,469 $583K
Colorado 4,014 16,329 $653K
Nebraska 2,720 13,915 $398K
Maine 3,141 11,928 $636K
South Dakota 2,272 10,863 $314K
Idaho 2,071 8,379 $291K
Utah 2,094 7,597 $282K
New Mexico 1,988 7,380 $273K
New Hampshire 1,945 7,199 $339K
Nevada 1,818 6,355 $283K
Rhode Island 1,331 6,302 $216K
Montana 1,344 5,463 $179K
Vermont 1,474 5,409 $250K
North Dakota 1,540 5,326 $176K
Delaware 972 3,313 $170K
Alaska 472 3,236 $97.6K
Hawaii 853 3,179 $132K
Wyoming 571 2,531 $86.2K
District of Columbia 654 2,341 $119K
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 DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Provider Medicare Claims City State
HARRY HAWTHORNE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled620

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

STEPHEN KWAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled589

LOS ANGELES

California

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled489

TUCKER

Georgia

TUAN XUAN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled440

GARDEN GROVE

California

STANLEY LAU M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled434

SAN GABRIEL

California

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled402

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

TAI WU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled398

SAN GABRIEL

California

ROBERTO PEREZ-GUTIERREZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled398

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ BURGOS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled396

JUNCOS

Puerto Rico

BRADLEY WARD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled388

TAYLORSVILLE

Georgia

MIGUEL STUBBS M.D.,P.C.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled380

SMYRNA

Georgia

HECTOR COLOMBANY LORENZO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled377

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled372

TONGANOXIE

Kansas

ALEXANDER SHAKNOVICH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled360

NEW YORK

New York

LAYNE REUSSER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled359

WICHITA

Kansas

ZUBAIR KHAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled356

OSAGE BEACH

Missouri

GREGORY SAMPOGNARO M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled351

MONROE

Louisiana

CHAU LE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled341

ROSEMEAD

California

BRANISLAV SCHIFFERDECKER M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled339

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

CHRISTOPHER LABONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled322

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

LLOYD SOLBERG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled317

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota

JOHN CORDER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled314

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

ZHAOYANG PAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled313

LOS ANGELES

California

FRANKLIN WEFALD M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled313

SMITHFIELD

North Carolina

ADEL SHAHEEN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled303

LIMA

Ohio