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VERAPAMIL SR

VERAPAMIL HCL

Verapamil 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 Verapamil

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

186K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 547 of 3395

$12.4M
Retail Cost

Rank: 844 of 3395

56,822
Patients

Rank: 517 of 3395

46,535
Prescribers

Rank: 423 of 3395

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35%

of people say

it's worth it

33%

of people say

it worked well

21%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

103K

2011

110K

2012

130K

2013

222K

2014

186K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$4.56M

2011

$5.2M

2012

$6.93M

2013

$11.5M

2014

$12.4M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$34

2011

$37

2012

$61

2013

$67

2014

$66

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 5,330 16,472 $1.15M
Texas 4,455 14,387 $982K
California 3,677 11,733 $768K
New York 3,145 9,855 $566K
Pennsylvania 2,594 8,561 $515K
North Carolina 2,231 8,130 $519K
Illinois 2,270 7,855 $540K
Tennessee 1,992 7,037 $455K
Ohio 2,119 6,469 $461K
Michigan 2,026 5,859 $404K
Georgia 1,564 5,427 $327K
Missouri 1,418 4,969 $326K
New Jersey 1,425 4,348 $290K
Louisiana 1,176 4,276 $282K
Indiana 1,291 4,181 $325K
Virginia 1,177 3,910 $297K
Wisconsin 1,186 3,867 $275K
Massachusetts 1,100 3,801 $219K
Arizona 1,201 3,675 $258K
Alabama 1,050 3,523 $232K
Minnesota 1,190 3,434 $283K
South Carolina 1,039 3,367 $230K
Maryland 1,019 2,938 $202K
Washington 944 2,870 $196K
Kentucky 818 2,805 $198K
Arkansas 695 2,532 $173K
Connecticut 651 2,387 $136K
Oklahoma 730 2,384 $170K
Iowa 666 2,313 $158K
Colorado 716 2,253 $152K
Mississippi 550 2,001 $122K
Oregon 669 1,971 $131K
Nevada 555 1,674 $138K
Kansas 442 1,472 $102K
West Virginia 404 1,314 $90.9K
New Mexico 365 1,202 $82.2K
Delaware 357 1,065 $80.2K
Nebraska 274 978 $65.8K
Utah 295 810 $57.3K
Idaho 232 696 $52.3K
New Hampshire 226 695 $45K
Rhode Island 166 679 $32.3K
Maine 173 510 $29.2K
South Dakota 160 505 $39.8K
North Dakota 155 429 $32.8K
Montana 121 337 $26.6K
Vermont 120 296 $19.6K
District of Columbia 70 222 $11.9K
Wyoming 63 220 $12.4K
Hawaii 90 220 $14K
Alaska 25 72 $4,132
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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