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AZOR

AMLODIPINE BES/OLMESARTAN MED

Azor (Amlodipine / Olmesartan) is a combination of two medications that lower blood pressure, amlodipine (a calcium channel blocker) and olmesartan (an angiotensin receptor blocker). They both relax blood vessels in different ways, which causes blood pressure to go down. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

416K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 384 of 3362

$106M
Retail Cost

Rank: 227 of 3362

77,199
Patients

Rank: 466 of 3362

42,788
Prescribers

Rank: 437 of 3362

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75%

of people say

it's worth it

75%

of people say

it worked well

25%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Norvasc Benicar

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 9,238 54,434 $12.5M
New York 8,957 48,022 $12.3M
Texas 7,099 36,871 $9.7M
Florida 6,184 31,005 $8.13M
New Jersey 5,600 26,471 $7.69M
Pennsylvania 3,320 18,969 $4.68M
North Carolina 2,884 17,150 $3.94M
Georgia 2,570 14,057 $3.2M
Louisiana 2,322 13,377 $2.98M
Illinois 2,262 11,310 $3.15M
Ohio 2,094 11,095 $2.91M
Tennessee 1,964 10,037 $2.53M
South Carolina 1,672 9,304 $2.2M
Mississippi 1,432 8,829 $1.86M
Indiana 1,713 8,189 $2.28M
Michigan 1,849 8,151 $2.53M
Virginia 1,399 7,327 $1.86M
Connecticut 1,477 7,183 $2.07M
Kentucky 1,217 6,332 $1.62M
Alabama 1,032 6,114 $1.41M
Maryland 1,478 6,033 $1.95M
Missouri 1,028 5,525 $1.38M
Arizona 1,194 5,461 $1.6M
Arkansas 777 4,918 $1.03M
West Virginia 809 4,547 $1.12M
Oklahoma 743 3,863 $1.01M
Wisconsin 729 3,664 $1.02M
Hawaii 627 3,176 $837K
Massachusetts 389 2,091 $528K
Delaware 492 1,938 $684K
Kansas 415 1,916 $533K
Washington 369 1,881 $506K
Nevada 422 1,844 $525K
Colorado 323 1,562 $424K
Nebraska 247 1,553 $365K
Iowa 229 1,243 $291K
Rhode Island 170 1,185 $259K
Oregon 196 973 $262K
District of Columbia 185 932 $251K
Utah 151 757 $205K
New Mexico 144 710 $181K
Idaho 121 578 $146K
Minnesota 116 498 $147K
North Dakota 86 497 $120K
Maine 101 493 $144K
South Dakota 90 491 $122K
Wyoming 61 314 $87.4K
New Hampshire 69 306 $79.9K
Montana 65 285 $78.4K
Vermont 20 89 $25.7K
Alaska 17 57 $20.7K
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 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 AZOR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
HWASUN LEE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled167

ELMHURST

New York

CHANCHAL SABHARWAL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled167

JAMAICA

New York

MARINA KOVALEVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled167

LOS ANGELES

California

HOVANES TER-ZAKARIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled166

LOS ANGELES

California

FRANK GREDLER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled164

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

JOE LE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled162

SACRAMENTO

California

CHUNG BUI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled160

WESTMINSTER

California

GEORGE ALCORN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled160

MADISON

Indiana

RICARDO MACHADO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled159

HIALEAH

Florida

LLEWELLYN SIMON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled158

LAKE PROVIDENCE

Louisiana

RONALD RYDER DO

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled158

HAMILTON

New Jersey

MARY TRAN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled157

GARDEN GROVE

California

KAMRAN TASHAROFI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled157

GARWOOD

New Jersey

RIAZ SIRAJUDDIN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled157

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

WAI LEUNG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled156

FLUSHING

New York

HANGJUN JANG M.D., PH.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled156

FLUSHING

New York

MARK BARATS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled154

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

HAN DUONG M.D.& D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled154

ROSEMEAD

California

MISSAK KLTCHIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled152

LOS ANGELES

California

VICTOR LYAPIS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled152

COLUSA

California

STELLA ILYAEV M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled152

REGO PARK

New York

JUNHO LEE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled151

FLUSHING

New York

HUI-LI HUANG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled148

BRONX

New York

ZIHE SHAN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled145

BROOKLYN

New York

INNA PILDYSH DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled145

BROOKLYN

New York