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RAMIPRIL

Altace (Ramipril) is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. By blocking a chemical that usually tightens blood vessels, it makes blood vessels relax. This 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 2014

2.82M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 115 of 3362

$70.1M
Retail Cost

Rank: 322 of 3362

542,764
Patients

Rank: 142 of 3362

166,665
Prescribers

Rank: 153 of 3362

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of people say

it's worth it

44%

of people say

it worked well

33%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 76,586 378,061 $9.61M
Texas 41,927 211,181 $5.45M
Florida 42,043 195,147 $5.59M
California 34,871 186,770 $4.63M
New Jersey 36,239 160,282 $4.71M
Pennsylvania 25,713 138,555 $3.45M
North Carolina 21,751 125,529 $2.92M
Ohio 22,195 106,528 $2.74M
Tennessee 18,218 97,566 $2.47M
Illinois 17,703 82,887 $2.47M
Alabama 15,156 82,400 $1.67M
Michigan 17,479 72,100 $1.56M
Georgia 12,310 69,317 $1.78M
Louisiana 10,918 65,533 $1.03M
Kentucky 10,664 60,807 $1.22M
Indiana 12,430 59,858 $1.57M
Missouri 10,009 55,294 $1.28M
Virginia 10,259 50,344 $1.31M
South Carolina 8,785 45,884 $1.28M
Arkansas 5,514 36,456 $617K
Mississippi 5,367 33,068 $586K
Maryland 8,024 31,560 $1.05M
Connecticut 6,656 31,243 $993K
Arizona 6,405 27,020 $900K
Washington 5,330 25,243 $749K
Iowa 4,161 25,093 $439K
West Virginia 4,447 24,490 $512K
Nebraska 3,488 22,119 $367K
Oklahoma 4,357 21,228 $543K
Kansas 3,716 19,415 $413K
Minnesota 4,049 18,964 $380K
Wisconsin 4,040 18,878 $617K
Colorado 3,639 17,149 $602K
Massachusetts 3,282 17,142 $441K
Oregon 3,375 16,508 $437K
Nevada 3,206 14,000 $367K
Utah 2,589 11,823 $358K
Rhode Island 1,450 9,606 $367K
Idaho 1,955 9,228 $223K
North Dakota 1,341 7,226 $115K
Delaware 1,858 6,940 $254K
New Hampshire 1,464 6,403 $225K
New Mexico 1,151 5,493 $154K
Hawaii 1,094 5,294 $126K
South Dakota 834 5,101 $74.6K
Maine 1,099 4,656 $175K
Montana 771 3,767 $72.7K
Wyoming 754 3,709 $82.9K
Vermont 772 3,416 $107K
District of Columbia 556 2,286 $87.8K
Alaska 244 1,117 $44.5K
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 RAMIPRIL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
HAROUTIOUN MESROBIAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled376

GLENDALE

California

CARY HIRSCH MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled376

SUFFERN

New York

THANAD SHAY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled375

PEORIA

Illinois

MARK GOODMAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled374

GARDEN CITY

New York

PAUL COHEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled373

SYRACUSE

New York

PAUL FIACCO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled373

EAST SYRACUSE

New York

LUIS ALVARADO LOPEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled372

KISSIMMEE

Florida

FARAH ATALLAH-LAJAM MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled372

LONG ISLAND CITY

New York

MICHAEL JOHNSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled371

BUCYRUS

Ohio

ROBERTO DIAZ M.D.

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled369

ALICE

Texas

JAMES COPELAND MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled369

WACO

Texas

SAMEER MISRA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled366

HOLLIS

New York

ALEXANDER SHAKNOVICH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled364

NEW YORK

New York

THOMAS MASTAKOURIS M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled364

ASTORIA

New York

ALBERT BENCHABBAT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled363

BROOKLYN

New York

ALLAN BEYDA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled362

FLUSHING

New York

SAMIR ELIAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled362

FLINT

Michigan

DARRELL SOLET M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled360

MORGAN CITY

Louisiana

MICHAEL CHOI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled359

POMONA

California

DANA ZABOROWSKI NP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled358

LIVERPOOL

New York

JUAN VILA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled356

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

MOHAMMAD SHOUKFEH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled355

LUBBOCK

Texas

DONALD WURZBURG MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled355

DALLAS

Texas

JOY STONE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled354

NEW CASTLE

Indiana

LONNIE AILES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled354

VALPARAISO

Indiana