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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. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

2.83M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 110 of 3238

$202M
Retail Cost

Rank: 118 of 3238

480,900
Patients

Rank: 146 of 3238

148,413
Prescribers

Rank: 162 of 3238

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59%

of people say

it's worth it

50%

of people say

it worked well

13%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 42,452 233,734 $17.7M
Texas 40,393 222,924 $16.5M
Florida 37,279 205,205 $13.3M
California 32,701 188,205 $12.9M
Pennsylvania 28,295 178,353 $14.3M
North Carolina 19,598 125,650 $8M
Georgia 16,955 109,892 $7.62M
Ohio 20,489 109,645 $9.69M
Illinois 16,789 91,489 $6.76M
Louisiana 13,639 90,813 $5.91M
Alabama 14,846 90,606 $5.87M
Tennessee 15,117 90,396 $6.2M
New Jersey 17,552 87,484 $7.48M
Michigan 19,718 86,918 $7.06M
South Carolina 11,794 73,036 $5.16M
Virginia 11,100 64,201 $4.36M
Kentucky 9,828 60,007 $4.26M
Indiana 11,309 59,386 $5M
Mississippi 8,229 59,068 $3.4M
Missouri 7,017 43,545 $2.92M
Arkansas 6,165 43,541 $2.84M
Oklahoma 6,955 39,612 $2.84M
Maryland 6,346 29,578 $2.43M
Iowa 4,554 29,370 $1.74M
Connecticut 5,242 26,288 $2.22M
West Virginia 4,406 26,191 $1.79M
Kansas 3,889 23,600 $1.7M
Wisconsin 4,340 22,247 $1.93M
Arizona 4,878 22,135 $1.85M
Minnesota 3,781 18,715 $1.32M
Hawaii 3,097 17,942 $1.19M
Massachusetts 3,115 17,037 $1.37M
Nebraska 2,235 15,084 $830K
Nevada 2,611 12,928 $918K
Oregon 2,204 11,935 $846K
Washington 2,249 11,387 $846K
Colorado 2,261 11,073 $808K
Utah 1,827 9,305 $731K
Delaware 1,769 7,544 $693K
New Mexico 1,523 7,357 $632K
Rhode Island 1,078 7,351 $498K
Idaho 1,354 7,298 $602K
South Dakota 777 4,935 $282K
North Dakota 768 4,588 $289K
Montana 774 4,339 $269K
District of Columbia 704 3,953 $270K
New Hampshire 736 3,892 $325K
Maine 688 3,261 $304K
Wyoming 399 2,010 $145K
Vermont 317 1,574 $138K
Alaska 242 1,210 $84.7K
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 AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DAVID CASTELLONE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled479

SUMMERVILLE

South Carolina

CHARLES ROMAN D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled468

COLUMBUS

Georgia

CHARLES OKONKWO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled465

LOS ANGELES

California

DENNIS CHUGH MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled457

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

RICHARD LAU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled456

HONOLULU

Hawaii

ROBERTO GONZALEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled456

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

IVAN AYALA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled452

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

JUAN MONTES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled451

WHITTIER

California

JUAN CUETO MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled451

MIAMI

Florida

BALKISSOON MAHARAJH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled439

JOHNSTOWN

Pennsylvania

HAROLD MIGNOTT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled431

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

JAISHREE KUMARI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled431

BRONX

New York

JOSE RIVERA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled430

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

GANESH KINI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled427

CONYERS

Georgia

ROBERTO FRED MD FACC

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled427

RIO GRANDE

Puerto Rico

JOSE MONTES-MERCADO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled421

MANATI

Puerto Rico

LARRY MIKUL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled421

JEMISON

Alabama

JOSEPH RIZZO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled418

LUBBOCK

Texas

MARIO SANCHEZ D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled414

RAYMONDVILLE

Texas

MINH DAO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled409

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

JAMES MWATIBO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled407

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

LEANDRO OTERO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled406

MIAMI

Florida

PIERRE BEAUBRUN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled404

BROOKLYN

New York

GARY BRAEDT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled396

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

MUKESH JAIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled395

SOUTHAVEN

Mississippi