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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
MICHAEL SAMPOGNARO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled246

MONROE

Louisiana

RAMIRO CORO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled245

HIALEAH

Florida

ASYA BENIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled241

BROOKLYN

New York

VITALY VOLOVOY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled238

BROOKLYN

New York

JUNG LEE MD

Surgery

Claims Filled237

FLUSHING

New York

BENJAMIN BENNOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled235

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

KATHY TAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled234

BROOKLYN

New York

DINA LIBERMAN M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled230

BROOKLYN

New York

JOSE OYCO M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled229

BLUEFIELD

West Virginia

EUGENE SHTEERMAN MD, FACC

Specialist

Claims Filled228

BROOKLYN

New York

LARRY NEUMAN

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled228

NEW YORK

New York

ZHAOYANG PAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled227

LOS ANGELES

California

WOO SUNG AHN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled227

LAKEWOOD

California

IRINA AVRUCHEVSKAYA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled225

BROOKLYN

New York

LARISA VEKSMAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled224

BROOKLYN

New York

STEVE SEEKOOK PARK M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled224

LOS ANGELES

California

MINAS KOCHUMIAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled222

NORTHRIDGE

California

MICHAEL TAVDY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled220

BROOKLYN

New York

GEVORK MAISSIAN D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled217

GLENDALE

California

JIN KIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled216

SUWANEE

Georgia

STEPHEN HARDIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled216

MARTINSVILLE

Indiana

NEWMAN HARTER M. D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled215

ANDERSON

South Carolina

GREGORY TALALAYEVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled211

HYDE PARK

Massachusetts

TAO DUONG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled210

WESTMINSTER

California

INNA ABRAMOVA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled209

BROOKLYN

New York