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DILTIAZEM 12HR ER

DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem 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 Diltiazem

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

140K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 603 of 3395

$19.8M
Retail Cost

Rank: 712 of 3395

40,688
Patients

Rank: 581 of 3395

36,918
Prescribers

Rank: 472 of 3395

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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

134K

2011

142K

2012

139K

2013

142K

2014

140K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$9.47M

2011

$11.3M

2012

$12.2M

2013

$14.9M

2014

$19.8M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$55

2011

$57

2012

$52

2013

$96

2014

$100

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 6,569 19,888 $2.88M
Florida 3,401 10,632 $1.48M
Texas 2,258 7,534 $1.07M
New York 1,944 6,494 $818K
North Carolina 1,602 6,104 $788K
Illinois 1,598 5,711 $736K
Pennsylvania 1,466 5,218 $681K
Ohio 1,389 4,834 $741K
Michigan 1,310 4,087 $640K
Wisconsin 1,082 3,981 $669K
Georgia 997 3,940 $485K
Massachusetts 943 3,544 $437K
Minnesota 986 3,544 $619K
Tennessee 988 3,415 $477K
Missouri 890 3,253 $465K
Indiana 876 3,200 $442K
Arizona 968 3,043 $412K
Virginia 849 2,877 $414K
Washington 844 2,777 $423K
Kentucky 738 2,594 $400K
Oregon 723 2,542 $374K
New Jersey 659 2,112 $287K
Alabama 584 2,026 $261K
South Carolina 606 2,020 $272K
Arkansas 514 1,982 $271K
Iowa 503 1,847 $288K
Colorado 555 1,834 $258K
Oklahoma 463 1,601 $257K
Louisiana 443 1,575 $231K
Maryland 526 1,495 $214K
Kansas 334 1,354 $171K
Connecticut 395 1,308 $179K
Nevada 344 1,003 $149K
Mississippi 282 978 $127K
New Mexico 298 928 $148K
Maine 255 849 $129K
West Virginia 206 686 $106K
New Hampshire 204 683 $104K
Montana 186 615 $97K
Idaho 185 598 $93.7K
Rhode Island 118 523 $37.1K
Nebraska 128 484 $61.3K
North Dakota 132 477 $82.5K
Utah 178 470 $70.3K
Vermont 121 422 $70.9K
South Dakota 116 408 $69.9K
Hawaii 128 380 $49.5K
Delaware 96 263 $40.7K
District of Columbia 79 250 $25.2K
Wyoming 47 200 $25.3K
Alaska 25 90 $10.6K
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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