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CAPTOPRIL

Captopril is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It blocks a chemical that tightens blood vessels. This makes blood vessels relax, which lowers blood pressure and allows more blood and oxygen to get to your heart and other organs. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

378K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 397 of 3395

$43.3M
Retail Cost

Rank: 477 of 3395

70,324
Patients

Rank: 477 of 3395

53,440
Prescribers

Rank: 394 of 3395

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34%

of people say

it's worth it

25%

of people say

it worked well

25%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

690K

2011

597K

2012

536K

2013

458K

2014

378K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$5.14M

2011

$4.76M

2012

$9.9M

2013

$37.3M

2014

$43.3M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$21

2011

$21

2012

$26

2013

$48

2014

$54

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 9,537 47,440 $5.75M
Florida 5,454 27,040 $3.35M
Texas 5,149 23,569 $2.89M
New York 3,709 19,573 $2.57M
Pennsylvania 2,846 15,936 $1.81M
Illinois 2,663 13,569 $1.72M
Ohio 2,420 12,310 $1.54M
Michigan 2,370 10,065 $1.24M
Missouri 1,731 9,941 $1.21M
Tennessee 1,648 9,160 $915K
Arizona 1,872 8,947 $1.18M
Massachusetts 1,594 8,040 $1.16M
Louisiana 1,414 7,942 $948K
North Carolina 1,442 7,881 $969K
Alabama 1,340 7,380 $833K
Virginia 1,381 7,137 $880K
Georgia 1,115 6,367 $667K
New Jersey 1,365 6,341 $857K
Indiana 1,269 5,845 $671K
Oklahoma 1,109 5,820 $669K
Arkansas 909 5,740 $520K
Wisconsin 1,133 5,596 $816K
Mississippi 877 5,517 $489K
Kentucky 914 5,515 $530K
South Carolina 875 4,939 $501K
Iowa 770 4,228 $492K
Kansas 585 3,321 $306K
Colorado 679 3,237 $428K
Maryland 710 2,837 $409K
West Virginia 533 2,809 $330K
Connecticut 566 2,674 $369K
Oregon 551 2,603 $330K
Rhode Island 414 2,531 $244K
Washington 601 2,507 $325K
Minnesota 543 2,493 $403K
Nevada 397 1,623 $178K
Nebraska 278 1,583 $150K
New Hampshire 251 1,238 $155K
Maine 282 1,182 $188K
Utah 208 1,051 $86.6K
New Mexico 245 989 $132K
Hawaii 212 988 $128K
Idaho 183 871 $116K
Delaware 158 577 $94.7K
Montana 97 537 $60.1K
South Dakota 86 459 $52K
North Dakota 75 347 $36.4K
District of Columbia 76 342 $30.7K
Vermont 69 277 $55.4K
Wyoming 70 267 $43.8K
Alaska 20 133 $14.2K
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 CAPTOPRIL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JAMES SAXTON MD

General Practice

Claims Filled119

LUFKIN

Texas

VIDAL FEBLES

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled118

PENUELAS

Puerto Rico

SHASHIDHAR DIVAKARUNI M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled118

MUNSTER

Indiana

ALEXANDER SHAKNOVICH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled117

NEW YORK

New York

VICTOR VERGARA ABREU MD

Specialist

Claims Filled116

YABUCOA

Puerto Rico

MARIA ECHEVARRIA CARDONA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled116

AIBONITO

Puerto Rico

CLINT DOIRON M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled116

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

TIMOTHY WAACK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled115

FORT SMITH

Arkansas

CARLOS RAMOS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled115

SAN SEBASTIAN

Puerto Rico

RALPH TESSENEER MD

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled115

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

GALINA MAKOVOZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled115

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

KANDARP PATEL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled114

JACKSON

Tennessee

EDGAR RAMOS MENDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled114

BARCELONETA

Puerto Rico

LUIS RAMOS DIAZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled114

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

EDWARD O BRYAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled113

FLORENCE

South Carolina

DAVID ST GERMAIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled112

METAIRIE

Louisiana

CARLOS HEREDIA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled111

MOROVIS

Puerto Rico

MARIA GARCIA-MARTINEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled111

BAKERSFIELD

California

RAMON PASTRANA MALDONADO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled111

FAJARDO

Puerto Rico

FRANCISCO FONTANET MD

Specialist

Claims Filled109

BARCELONETA

Puerto Rico

DANIEL FORTMANN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled109

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

California

PEDRO TORRES-MORALES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled108

MAUNABO

Puerto Rico

ERLANDO MENDEZ M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled108

SAN SEBASTIAN

Puerto Rico

RAFAEL RUIZ GONZALEZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled108

CANOVANAS

Puerto Rico

ANSERMO ARTHUR M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled107

AIKEN

South Carolina