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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 2014

1.04M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 229 of 3362

$240M
Retail Cost

Rank: 117 of 3362

197,868
Patients

Rank: 305 of 3362

94,622
Prescribers

Rank: 259 of 3362

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58%

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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 17,788 101,129 $21.3M
Texas 20,522 100,198 $24M
New York 18,018 97,426 $22M
Florida 16,662 85,120 $19.5M
Pennsylvania 11,613 64,429 $14.8M
New Jersey 10,174 46,507 $12M
Georgia 7,120 38,579 $7.82M
Illinois 7,802 38,181 $9.7M
North Carolina 5,961 33,142 $6.93M
Ohio 5,667 28,280 $6.89M
Louisiana 4,881 28,251 $5.42M
Tennessee 4,808 24,605 $5.49M
Michigan 5,616 23,891 $6.84M
Mississippi 3,961 23,553 $4.39M
South Carolina 4,335 23,022 $4.93M
Indiana 4,675 22,411 $5.56M
Missouri 3,829 21,152 $4.55M
Virginia 3,845 19,882 $4.62M
Connecticut 3,534 16,670 $4.5M
Alabama 2,984 16,143 $3.51M
Maryland 3,724 15,347 $4.55M
Arkansas 2,502 15,062 $2.89M
Kentucky 2,587 13,347 $2.97M
Arizona 2,958 13,218 $3.47M
West Virginia 2,291 12,326 $2.73M
Oklahoma 2,530 12,307 $2.99M
Kansas 1,569 8,425 $1.9M
Washington 1,759 8,091 $2.07M
Colorado 1,653 7,725 $1.9M
Wisconsin 1,565 7,490 $1.91M
Nebraska 1,208 7,472 $1.54M
Iowa 1,243 7,326 $1.59M
Oregon 1,414 6,895 $1.69M
Massachusetts 1,361 6,742 $1.75M
Nevada 1,220 5,523 $1.4M
Utah 1,078 5,036 $1.23M
Rhode Island 572 3,511 $716K
Hawaii 699 3,471 $878K
New Mexico 762 3,442 $854K
Minnesota 643 2,892 $810K
Idaho 575 2,770 $657K
Delaware 630 2,474 $766K
District of Columbia 434 2,132 $508K
North Dakota 373 1,999 $467K
South Dakota 313 1,811 $383K
Maine 406 1,642 $493K
Montana 315 1,599 $388K
Wyoming 271 1,319 $312K
Vermont 209 1,010 $292K
New Hampshire 189 895 $233K
Alaska 112 530 $129K
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 BENICAR HCT

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MARA LEYZIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

JAE CHU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California

MATTHEW JACKSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEWPORT

Arkansas

ROBERT TALAMO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

COLLEGEVILLE

Pennsylvania

WILLIAM HAYS M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled50

HERRIN

Illinois

ROY KELLERMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BLOOMFIELD

Connecticut

DAVID FLEMMING MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PEARL

Mississippi

SHAILENDER KARRY MOHANRAO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MAPLEWOOD

New Jersey

MOUIN SABBAGH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LAKE JACKSON

Texas

JEFFREY LENZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WEST DES MOINES

Iowa

JERRY FERRELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MIDLAND

Michigan

URI BEN-ZUR M.D.,F.A.C.C.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

ENCINO

California

FRANK MARTINEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

RICHARD CASTALDO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NIAGARA FALLS

New York

STEVEN SAUERBERG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LAGRANGE

Illinois

ODILON ALVARADO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

FORT WORTH

Texas

STEVEN NORRIS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

AMARILLO

Texas

RICHARD SMITH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

MORGANTOWN

West Virginia

JEFFERY HEIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BADEN

Pennsylvania

LUIS COUSIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BAKERSFIELD

California

STANLEY BARNES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

EVERGREEN

Alabama

DILAWAR AJANI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HOUSTON

Texas

FRANCIS ROBICHAUX M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

THIBODAUX

Louisiana

EZRA BENDIT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PLAINVIEW

New York

ESTER HARE MD.PHD.FACP

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ORANGEBURG

South Carolina