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MICARDIS

TELMISARTAN

Micardis (telmisartan) is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It relaxes blood vessels by blocking a chemical that usually makes blood vessels tighter. This lowers your blood pressure and allows more blood and oxygen to get to your heart and other organs. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

27.5K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 989 of 3395

$6.75M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1052 of 3395

6,475
Patients

Rank: 1056 of 3395

6,384
Prescribers

Rank: 962 of 3395

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67%

of people say

it's worth it

50%

of people say

it worked well
Alternatives:

Benicar Losartan Diovan Atacand

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

628K

2011

530K

2012

511K

2013

114K

2014

27.5K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$85.7M

2011

$90.8M

2012

$105M

2013

$25.9M

2014

$6.75M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$298

2011

$345

2012

$337

2013

$185

2014

$326

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 1,001 4,362 $1.01M
New York 900 4,166 $1.01M
Florida 689 2,669 $669K
New Jersey 424 1,675 $536K
Texas 441 1,595 $408K
North Carolina 240 1,251 $269K
Georgia 215 929 $207K
Pennsylvania 207 906 $205K
Illinois 204 846 $231K
Tennessee 129 659 $168K
Washington 119 494 $121K
Michigan 114 463 $139K
Virginia 98 420 $95.5K
Missouri 118 402 $90.6K
South Carolina 92 399 $86K
Alabama 91 393 $94.5K
Ohio 100 378 $100K
Louisiana 105 372 $82.3K
Indiana 87 335 $82.4K
Oklahoma 79 315 $64.2K
Maryland 80 297 $91.2K
Connecticut 83 288 $98.5K
Arkansas 41 234 $37.3K
Kentucky 65 226 $56K
Wisconsin 43 226 $51.8K
Arizona 67 217 $58.7K
Oregon 53 189 $59.6K
Minnesota 52 188 $38.3K
Kansas 39 183 $38.3K
Hawaii 44 174 $56K
Mississippi 44 167 $32.9K
Colorado 37 153 $43.8K
West Virginia 34 151 $38.2K
Massachusetts 35 145 $39.4K
Nevada 30 114 $26.4K
Iowa 29 111 $24.5K
Montana 20 98 $17.6K
Delaware 25 92 $31.8K
District of Columbia 29 91 $17.6K
Idaho 17 83 $16.1K
Nebraska 22 59 $15.9K
South Dakota 57 $8,621
Utah 13 54 $10.1K
Rhode Island 13 51 $9,994
New Mexico 42 $5,998
Maine 16 39 $15.4K
Alaska 11 26 $5,900
Vermont 21 $4,102
New Hampshire 20 $9,610
North Dakota 18 $3,473
Wyoming 16 $4,148
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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