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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
JUAN CUETO MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled482

MIAMI

Florida

MIGUEL ZABALGOITIA-REYES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled481

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

CARLOS IGLESIAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled475

CORAL GABLES

Florida

ROBERT SWEET M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled474

BEAUMONT

Texas

MARIO CEJA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled472

CALEXICO

California

EUARDO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled471

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

ANDREW KUMPURIS MD

Claims Filled471

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

C. WAIT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled465

COLUMBIA CITY

Indiana

FRANK TORRES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled464

HARLINGEN

Texas

JAMES MWATIBO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled458

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

LIANA VOLPE M.D

General Practice

Claims Filled457

SUN VALLEY

California

CHINWE NDUKA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled455

EL PASO

Texas

RODOLFO GUZMAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled452

BRONX

New York

GILBERTO NAVARRO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled449

ROANOKE RAPIDS

North Carolina

ROBERT DAJAC M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled448

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

CARLOS SABATES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled438

MIAMI

Florida

DANIEL CROCKER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled433

ROCKY MOUNT

North Carolina

JAMES NEWBY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled427

NORFOLK

Virginia

RODOLFO DUMENIGO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled425

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

CHAULA PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled424

BRONX

New York

ANTHONY MANIGLIA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled423

ALTOONA

Pennsylvania

JOHN STANBACK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled418

COLUMBUS

Mississippi

CHARLES ROMAN D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled417

COLUMBUS

Georgia

MIGUEL MOLINAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled416

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

JEFFREY WASSERMAN DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled414

QUINCY

Florida