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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
AJITH KARAYIL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled263

BRONX

New York

FAUSTO GONZALEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled260

BRONX

New York

SAMUEL STONE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled257

CHESTER

South Carolina

ANTHONY JUNG M.D

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled257

FLUSHING

New York

TODD MOTLEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled255

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

ANATOLE BARKAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled255

BROOKLYN

New York

TSOVINAR TEKKELIAN M.D.

Claims Filled254

GLENDALE

California

ALEXEY ISAKOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled252

BROOKLYN

New York

RAZMIK OHANJANIAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled252

GLENDALE

California

HUNG DANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled249

ARLINGTON

Texas

VICTORIA BOROVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled248

ENCINO

California

RITA GOLDVUG M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled247

REGO PARK

New York

VALERI KAZAKOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled246

BRONX

New York

HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled244

LOS ANGELES

California

RIYADH KASMIKHA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled244

LATHRUP VILLAGE

Michigan

KHALIL INNABI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled243

YONKERS

New York

JUNG LEE MD

Surgery

Claims Filled242

FLUSHING

New York

PEDRO DIAZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled241

HIALEAH

Florida

MICHAEL TAVDY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled241

BROOKLYN

New York

ALEKSEY KAMENETSKIY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled241

BROOKLYN

New York

DON LEE M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled239

GLENDALE

California

GALINA MAKOVOZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled239

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

MICHAEL SAMPOGNARO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled238

MONROE

Louisiana

ROWLAND REYNA M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled238

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

INESSA SVIDLER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled235

SAN FRANCISCO

California