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BENAZEPRIL HCL

Benazepril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Benazepril is in a class of medications called angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. It works by decreasing certain chemicals that tighten the blood vessels, so blood flows more smoothly. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

3.55M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 90 of 3238

$39.1M
Retail Cost

Rank: 434 of 3238

644,958
Patients

Rank: 119 of 3238

178,159
Prescribers

Rank: 124 of 3238

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58%

of people say

it's worth it

61%

of people say

it worked well

19%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 164,823 938,062 $9.97M
Florida 47,246 234,519 $2.87M
Texas 38,967 194,478 $2.19M
Tennessee 31,178 172,813 $1.8M
North Carolina 27,531 158,484 $1.64M
Georgia 21,333 125,020 $1.32M
New York 21,018 109,262 $1.35M
Pennsylvania 18,670 104,824 $1.19M
Illinois 19,767 102,501 $1.21M
Louisiana 16,554 99,529 $933K
South Carolina 17,352 94,895 $1.06M
Alabama 13,765 81,274 $726K
Ohio 16,431 81,157 $926K
Indiana 13,593 66,825 $814K
Virginia 11,938 62,890 $714K
Missouri 10,869 62,501 $673K
Iowa 10,251 62,082 $541K
Kentucky 10,572 60,723 $607K
Michigan 14,513 60,026 $798K
Wisconsin 11,296 56,933 $758K
Mississippi 8,192 52,558 $452K
Arizona 10,571 46,407 $595K
Washington 9,346 43,958 $531K
New Jersey 9,579 41,687 $584K
Arkansas 6,189 38,930 $341K
Kansas 6,331 35,033 $365K
Nebraska 5,824 34,868 $331K
Oklahoma 6,437 32,510 $365K
Nevada 5,888 27,242 $325K
Oregon 4,936 24,296 $261K
Connecticut 4,781 22,683 $304K
West Virginia 3,968 22,491 $233K
Colorado 4,557 21,243 $254K
Maryland 4,507 19,085 $273K
Utah 3,999 18,520 $215K
Minnesota 3,570 16,644 $181K
Massachusetts 2,596 12,887 $157K
New Mexico 2,602 12,791 $148K
Idaho 2,479 12,087 $130K
Montana 2,010 10,569 $109K
South Dakota 1,800 10,379 $110K
Maine 1,807 7,984 $130K
Rhode Island 1,238 7,879 $78.8K
New Hampshire 1,587 7,451 $107K
North Dakota 1,194 7,048 $71.8K
Delaware 1,305 5,047 $93.1K
Hawaii 999 4,909 $55.3K
Wyoming 574 2,872 $36.3K
Vermont 438 2,002 $28.7K
Alaska 301 1,563 $15.9K
District of Columbia 323 1,544 $18.1K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 BENAZEPRIL HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DAT HUYNH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled557

SAN JOSE

California

DUNG TRINH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled555

MISSION VIEJO

California

ENRIQUE CHENG - ROBLES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled548

DOWNEY

California

ERIC WEINER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled547

PALM SPRINGS

Florida

VIJAYKUMAR PATEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled545

DELANO

California

STEVEN GHALILI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled545

LOS ANGELES

California

GALINA MAKOVOZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled542

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

SEAN LYND MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled541

CINCINNATI

Ohio

BONNIE JENKINS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled541

WAYNESBORO

Georgia

ERLINDA GREY M.D.

Medical Genetics, PhD Medical Genetics

Claims Filled540

PANORAMA CITY

California

MARK CRISSMAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled538

GRAHAM

North Carolina

KAMAL SHAMASH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled537

DALY CITY

California

SUMAN PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled534

VAN NUYS

California

SON LE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled532

ROSEMEAD

California

ESTEBAN GOMEZ M.D

General Practice

Claims Filled532

BELL

California

THUAN VO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled530

WESTMINSTER

California

CHARLES DEBUSK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled530

NEW TAZEWELL

Tennessee

VALERIE DRUZHNIKOV PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled530

WEST SACRAMENTO

California

ABRAHAM AREEPHANTHU MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled529

HARTSVILLE

South Carolina

WILLIAM HANDY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled524

ABINGDON

Virginia

FRANCISCO PENA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled520

LAREDO

Texas

ELEANORA DUKE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled520

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

JUAN MONTES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled519

WHITTIER

California

JOSE ACEVES MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled517

WHITTIER

California

LOU ELLEN WILSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled515

MISSION HILLS

California