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BENICAR HCT

Benicar HCT is a combination medicine. Olmesartan (an angiotensin receptor blocker) lowers blood pressure by making blood vessels relax. Hydrochlorothiazide (a diuretic or water pill) lowers blood pressure and swelling by removing extra fluid from your body. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

1.07M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 225 of 3238

$210M
Retail Cost

Rank: 115 of 3238

200,053
Patients

Rank: 284 of 3238

94,630
Prescribers

Rank: 246 of 3238

User Reviews of BENICAR HCT »

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59%

of people say

it's worth it

48%

of people say

it worked well

29%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Zestoretic Diovan HCT

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 18,429 103,692 $19M
Texas 20,124 99,626 $20.4M
Florida 18,023 95,275 $18.2M
New York 17,890 95,241 $18.9M
Pennsylvania 12,299 69,592 $13.6M
New Jersey 9,526 44,847 $9.85M
Georgia 7,432 42,720 $7.4M
Illinois 7,071 35,915 $7.59M
North Carolina 5,967 33,938 $5.99M
Ohio 6,155 30,729 $6.38M
Louisiana 4,819 28,205 $4.67M
Michigan 5,827 24,952 $6.2M
Tennessee 4,751 24,625 $4.64M
Mississippi 3,990 24,433 $3.88M
Indiana 4,649 22,209 $4.79M
Missouri 3,854 21,606 $3.97M
South Carolina 3,944 21,294 $3.95M
Virginia 3,738 19,766 $3.93M
Alabama 3,072 17,746 $3.14M
Connecticut 3,653 17,654 $4.04M
Arkansas 2,470 15,210 $2.5M
Kentucky 2,822 14,500 $2.87M
Arizona 3,085 13,820 $3.16M
Maryland 3,144 13,523 $3.31M
Oklahoma 2,532 12,810 $2.65M
West Virginia 2,273 12,357 $2.37M
Washington 2,005 9,804 $2.1M
Oregon 1,673 8,577 $1.79M
Kansas 1,556 8,529 $1.62M
Wisconsin 1,534 7,883 $1.65M
Iowa 1,246 7,604 $1.38M
Colorado 1,556 7,361 $1.56M
Nebraska 1,183 7,180 $1.28M
Massachusetts 1,360 6,947 $1.55M
Nevada 1,252 5,839 $1.27M
Utah 1,193 5,798 $1.2M
Hawaii 763 3,931 $811K
Rhode Island 630 3,895 $690K
New Mexico 766 3,622 $798K
Idaho 671 3,270 $638K
Minnesota 691 3,091 $755K
Delaware 643 2,520 $683K
North Dakota 369 2,028 $401K
Maine 461 2,010 $505K
South Dakota 324 1,964 $349K
District of Columbia 409 1,957 $393K
Montana 343 1,869 $369K
Wyoming 279 1,367 $270K
Vermont 202 1,047 $240K
New Hampshire 184 928 $196K
Alaska 121 598 $123K
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 BENICAR HCT

Provider Medicare Claims City State
AMITA MITAL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CARNEGIE

Pennsylvania

SANTI NEUBERGER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

STAMFORD

Connecticut

DARIUS GHARIB M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ENCINO

California

ARUL KANNAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW HARTFORD

New York

GEMO WONG MD

General Practice

Claims Filled50

CAIRO

Illinois

AVERY STRICKLAND M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

BRUNSWICK

Georgia

RICHARD CALHOUN M. D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

AHMAD ASLAM MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

TOMBALL

Texas

YONG JUN KIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

FLUSHING

New York

RAFIC JARRAH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WASHINGTON

District of Columbia

KENYATTA SHAMLIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

GEORGE EVANS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SHEFFIELD

Alabama

FRANCIS FERRANTE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WEST PATERSON

New Jersey

STEVEN WISHNER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HUNTINGTON STATION

New York

FRED BEARISON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

VALRICO

Florida

MIRA CHOE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

ARTHUR LEBOWITZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

THOMASTON

Connecticut

BOSHRA ZAKHARY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

DANVILLE

Virginia

LEVON ANTOSSYAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled50

GLENDALE

California

ALLEN UNGER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

NEW YORK

New York

ROBERT SMITHSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

RALEIGH

North Carolina

AHMAD WARDEH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

RANSHAW

Pennsylvania

WAYNE MANSON M.D.

Surgery

Claims Filled50

TAYLORVILLE

Illinois

JASON BARTON DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

VIENNA

West Virginia

SCOTT WATKINS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HENDERSON

Kentucky