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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

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

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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
JUNG BAE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled406

LOS ANGELES

California

SIMA MUSTER

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled404

BROOKLYN

New York

ELEONORA FEDONENKO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled394

LOS ANGELES

California

YOUSIF MANSOUR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled392

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

ROZALIYA OSTROVSKAYA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled379

BROOKLYN

New York

ALEKSANDR LIVSHITS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled377

BROOKLYN

New York

MICHAEL KIM M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled374

FAIRFAX

Virginia

RAFAYEL GEVORKIAN M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled372

LOS ANGELES

California

EDUARDO PIGNANELLI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled363

NEW YORK

New York

NASEM SAYEGH M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled359

YONKERS

New York

GARBIS APELIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled359

VAN NUYS

California

ANNA MILSTEIN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled359

LOS ANGELES

California

KYUNG HAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled356

LOS ANGELES

California

LARRY NEUMAN

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled352

NEW YORK

New York

YONG LIANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled347

LOS ANGELES

California

YOUNG-JIK LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled333

LOS ANGELES

California

LILIA WEXLEY M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled331

LOS ANGELES

California

MIN WONG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled330

BROOKLYN

New York

MARINA KOVALEVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled328

LOS ANGELES

California

VALERY KUZNETSOV M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled326

BROOKLYN

New York

FERNANDO ORAMAS M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled321

HIALEAH

Florida

IRENE PERLOFF D.O., M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled314

BROOKLYN

New York

OKSANA LEVITANSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled312

BROOKLYN

New York

LI LIU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled310

MONTEREY PARK

California

YANINA BELOTSERKOVSKAYA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled308

BROOKLYN

New York