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BENICAR HCT

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 2013

1.07M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 225 of 3238

$210M
Retail Cost

Rank: 115 of 3238

200,053
Patients

Rank: 284 of 3238

94,630
Prescribers

Rank: 246 of 3238

User Reviews of BENICAR HCT »

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59%

of people say

it's worth it

48%

of people say

it worked well

29%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Zestoretic Diovan HCT

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 18,429 103,692 $19M
Texas 20,124 99,626 $20.4M
Florida 18,023 95,275 $18.2M
New York 17,890 95,241 $18.9M
Pennsylvania 12,299 69,592 $13.6M
New Jersey 9,526 44,847 $9.85M
Georgia 7,432 42,720 $7.4M
Illinois 7,071 35,915 $7.59M
North Carolina 5,967 33,938 $5.99M
Ohio 6,155 30,729 $6.38M
Louisiana 4,819 28,205 $4.67M
Michigan 5,827 24,952 $6.2M
Tennessee 4,751 24,625 $4.64M
Mississippi 3,990 24,433 $3.88M
Indiana 4,649 22,209 $4.79M
Missouri 3,854 21,606 $3.97M
South Carolina 3,944 21,294 $3.95M
Virginia 3,738 19,766 $3.93M
Alabama 3,072 17,746 $3.14M
Connecticut 3,653 17,654 $4.04M
Arkansas 2,470 15,210 $2.5M
Kentucky 2,822 14,500 $2.87M
Arizona 3,085 13,820 $3.16M
Maryland 3,144 13,523 $3.31M
Oklahoma 2,532 12,810 $2.65M
West Virginia 2,273 12,357 $2.37M
Washington 2,005 9,804 $2.1M
Oregon 1,673 8,577 $1.79M
Kansas 1,556 8,529 $1.62M
Wisconsin 1,534 7,883 $1.65M
Iowa 1,246 7,604 $1.38M
Colorado 1,556 7,361 $1.56M
Nebraska 1,183 7,180 $1.28M
Massachusetts 1,360 6,947 $1.55M
Nevada 1,252 5,839 $1.27M
Utah 1,193 5,798 $1.2M
Hawaii 763 3,931 $811K
Rhode Island 630 3,895 $690K
New Mexico 766 3,622 $798K
Idaho 671 3,270 $638K
Minnesota 691 3,091 $755K
Delaware 643 2,520 $683K
North Dakota 369 2,028 $401K
Maine 461 2,010 $505K
South Dakota 324 1,964 $349K
District of Columbia 409 1,957 $393K
Montana 343 1,869 $369K
Wyoming 279 1,367 $270K
Vermont 202 1,047 $240K
New Hampshire 184 928 $196K
Alaska 121 598 $123K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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
JOHANNA CONTRERAS M.D, MSC

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled220

NEW YORK

New York

SEA CHUNG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled219

FLUSHING

New York

KARINA ARZUMANOVA M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled218

SAN FRANCISCO

California

JAMES SULLIVAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled218

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

ABRHAM TEKOLA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled217

CARMICHAEL

California

RENA KHANUKAYEVA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled217

STATEN ISLAND

New York

JOSEPH QUINTANA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled215

EL PASO

Texas

TSOVINAR TEKKELIAN M.D.

Claims Filled213

GLENDALE

California

YURY ZAMDBORG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled213

BROOKLYN

New York

MICHAEL HOLMAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled212

AUGUSTA

Georgia

GEVORK MAISSIAN D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled212

GLENDALE

California

EUGENE SHTEERMAN MD, FACC

Specialist

Claims Filled211

BROOKLYN

New York

ARKADY PINKHAS

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled211

FORSET HILLS

New York

CARLOS SABATES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled211

MIAMI

Florida

MICHAEL TAVDY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled210

BROOKLYN

New York

NAUM MEYEROVICH M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled209

REGO PARK

New York

LUANA CARCASSONI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled208

HIALEAH

Florida

VICTOR LYAPIS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled207

COLUSA

California

JAESOO PAK M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled207

CERRITOS

California

GARY COLLINS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled206

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

RAJAMANIKKAM ANANDARAJAH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled205

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

ANTHONY GAITHER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled205

GOLDSBORO

North Carolina

RAZMIK OHANJANIAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled205

GLENDALE

California

TRI PHAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled204

MODESTO

California

JORGE VENEREO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled201

MIAMI

Florida