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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL

The combination of amlodipine and benazepril is used to treat high blood pressure. Amlodipine is in a class of medications called calcium channel blockers. It works by relaxing the blood vessels so the heart does not have to pump as hard. Benazepril is in a class of medications called angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. It works by decreasing certain chemicals that tighten the blood vessels, so blood flows more smoothly. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

2.82M
Medicare Part D Claims
$296M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 263,136 $23.3M
Texas 244,124 $23.9M
New York 219,426 $21.6M
California 217,287 $20.3M
Pennsylvania 193,532 $18.3M
North Carolina 144,174 $12.1M
Georgia 125,179 $10.5M
Ohio 124,129 $12.8M
Illinois 120,965 $11.7M
Tennessee 110,595 $9.84M
Puerto Rico 106,889 $7.38M
Louisiana 94,159 $8.01M
South Carolina 92,404 $8.35M
New Jersey 90,953 $9.45M
Alabama 88,053 $7.4M
Virginia 80,272 $7.5M
Mississippi 80,121 $5.92M
Indiana 70,159 $6.81M
Kentucky 69,252 $6.28M
Michigan 59,650 $7.26M
Missouri 58,578 $4.86M
Arkansas 53,229 $4.29M
Oklahoma 50,048 $4.89M
Iowa 38,646 $3.15M
Maryland 33,284 $3.84M
West Virginia 33,043 $3.04M
Kansas 31,385 $2.58M
Wisconsin 29,671 $3M
Arizona 28,285 $3M
Connecticut 28,205 $2.89M
Minnesota 22,348 $2.33M
Hawaii 20,826 $1.85M
Nebraska 19,682 $1.55M
Massachusetts 17,681 $1.77M
Colorado 15,569 $1.59M
Oregon 14,777 $1.45M
Washington 14,445 $1.49M
Utah 13,148 $1.35M
Nevada 12,731 $1.22M
Rhode Island 10,002 $858K
Idaho 9,717 $890K
New Mexico 8,545 $930K
Delaware 6,492 $812K
South Dakota 6,469 $562K
Montana 5,669 $501K
North Dakota 5,481 $478K
New Hampshire 4,601 $494K
Maine 4,253 $488K
District of Columbia 3,959 $390K
Wyoming 2,944 $282K
Vermont 2,133 $224K
Alaska 1,508 $135K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


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Top prescribers for AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ALEJANDRO ROCA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled698

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

VAGHARSHAK PILOSSYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled650

VAN NUYS

California

AHSAN KATHAWALA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled648

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

FARHAD GHANAAT

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled641

BROOKLYN

New York

RONALD LAHASKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled636

ABBEVILLE

Louisiana

JUAN MONTES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled636

WHITTIER

California

STEPHEN LAROSA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled599

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

JOSE BAUTISTA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled564

SANGER

California

JUAN BARROSO M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled561

HIALEAH

Florida

LOWELL ADKINS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled561

POMPANO BEACH

Florida

MUKESH JAIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled548

SOUTHAVEN

Mississippi

MATTHEW HALEY DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled547

CARBONDALE

Pennsylvania

AZNIV ABRAHAMIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled540

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

ENRIQUE GRIEGO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled512

MCALLEN

Texas

ZAW MIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled509

LAKELAND

Florida

ALEXANDER POKOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled509

BALTIMORE

Maryland

KENNETH WILLIAMS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled505

HOLLY SPRINGS

Mississippi

HUGO GARCIA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled501

MIAMI

Florida

LUIS LUGO-ARRENDELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled500

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

SHARON NOEL D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled499

SAPULPA

Oklahoma

DAVID GUERRERO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled497

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

MARIO SANCHEZ D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled496

RAYMONDVILLE

Texas

ELISCER GUZMAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled492

NEW YORK

New York

DAMON UNDERWOOD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled491

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

RICHARD JACKSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled487

RICHMOND

Virginia