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BENICAR HCT

OLMESARTAN/HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

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 2015

951K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 247 of 3395

$268M
Retail Cost

Rank: 112 of 3395

183,806
Patients

Rank: 320 of 3395

91,215
Prescribers

Rank: 269 of 3395

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57%

of people say

it's worth it

45%

of people say

it worked well

30%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Zestoretic Diovan HCT

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.03M

2011

964K

2012

1.07M

2013

1.04M

2014

951K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$144M

2011

$162M

2012

$210M

2013

$240M

2014

$268M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$280

2011

$307

2012

$293

2013

$302

2014

$322

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 17,219 98,039 $24.9M
New York 16,887 95,065 $25.6M
Texas 19,341 91,543 $26.7M
Florida 15,080 75,523 $21.5M
Pennsylvania 10,468 55,823 $15.9M
New Jersey 9,880 45,055 $14.3M
Georgia 6,334 35,587 $8.83M
Illinois 7,147 34,083 $10.6M
North Carolina 5,443 29,668 $7.72M
Louisiana 4,742 27,151 $6.42M
Ohio 4,989 24,411 $7.14M
Tennessee 4,571 22,521 $6.28M
South Carolina 4,030 21,906 $5.65M
Michigan 4,973 21,277 $7.32M
Indiana 4,260 20,175 $6.09M
Mississippi 3,512 18,973 $4.33M
Missouri 3,503 18,951 $4.94M
Virginia 3,614 17,767 $5.09M
Maryland 3,977 16,039 $5.83M
Connecticut 3,400 15,646 $5.24M
Alabama 2,755 14,289 $3.88M
Arkansas 2,194 12,650 $2.97M
Kentucky 2,353 12,172 $3.31M
Arizona 2,729 11,887 $3.81M
West Virginia 2,205 11,427 $3.09M
Oklahoma 2,312 10,857 $3.27M
Kansas 1,496 7,540 $2.08M
Colorado 1,524 6,944 $2.08M
Washington 1,489 6,874 $2.15M
Nebraska 1,122 6,438 $1.62M
Iowa 1,183 6,424 $1.72M
Wisconsin 1,394 6,414 $2.05M
Massachusetts 1,271 6,117 $1.91M
Oregon 1,152 5,512 $1.64M
Nevada 1,116 4,996 $1.54M
Utah 909 4,116 $1.21M
New Mexico 709 3,172 $966K
Rhode Island 481 2,913 $718K
Hawaii 608 2,888 $944K
Minnesota 581 2,548 $844K
Idaho 540 2,353 $695K
Delaware 602 2,303 $880K
District of Columbia 447 1,982 $602K
North Dakota 337 1,733 $487K
South Dakota 292 1,618 $432K
Montana 311 1,455 $425K
Maine 336 1,333 $503K
Wyoming 237 1,155 $334K
Vermont 231 1,055 $358K
New Hampshire 198 874 $278K
Alaska 103 421 $146K
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 BENICAR HCT

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ERIC KRUGER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WENONAH

New Jersey

LLOYD HUANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

ERICA SCHEFFER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

DYERSBURG

Tennessee

OFELIA RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MCALLEN

Texas

DEBBIE MCGEHEE CFNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

GRENADA

Mississippi

DANIEL PATERSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

RONALD BATES DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BATESVILLE

Arkansas

TODD HALPER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ROCKVILLE CENTRE

New York

JEFFREY NITZ PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

LAURA FRIGYES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ELKHORN

Nebraska

TIMOTHY LINDER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SELMER

Tennessee

JOSE BACA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HIALEAH

Florida

DAVID BOWLIN MD

Pediatrics

Claims Filled50

WESTOVER

West Virginia

MINH HUYNH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAN JOSE

California

ROBERT BODE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

RICHMOND

Indiana

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

DUBLIN

Georgia

ELEANOR AZURIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HUNTINGTON PARK

California

BENEDICTA UMORU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS

Illinois

ALLAN FIGUEROA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PARKERSBURG

West Virginia

LORRAINE KREIDER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BEDFORD

Texas

LONNIE HERZOG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ATLANTA

Georgia

GAVRIEL FUZAYLOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

REGO PARK

New York

NEIL SMERLING MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

FAIRFIELD

Connecticut

JOHN WOOD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HIXSON

Tennessee

KENNETH WONG MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

RACELAND

Louisiana