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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
LUIS BENALCAZAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled413

ELIZABETH

New Jersey

DAVID CASTELLONE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled411

SUMMERVILLE

South Carolina

EDWARD BASS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled410

SYLVESTER

Georgia

CECIL PARKER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled409

MOBILE

Alabama

FRANK MORO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled409

CARBONDALE

Pennsylvania

HETTIE GIBBS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled408

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

EDWARD CARLOS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled406

MOBILE

Alabama

ALEXIS GUTIERREZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled404

HIALEAH

Florida

AUSBERTO BIANCHI MD

Claims Filled399

MIAMI

Florida

SELLY WOLKOV MD

General Practice

Claims Filled398

DANIA BEACH

Florida

HEMANT PATEL

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled397

NEW YORK

New York

TIMOTHY JACKSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled395

BEAVER

Pennsylvania

DAVID CHARCHIAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled395

GLENDALE

California

CHARLES OKONKWO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled393

LOS ANGELES

California

JOSE ROCAMORA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled392

EL CENTRO

California

KHALEEL DEEB MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled390

BROOKLYN

Ohio

LUIS TORRES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled388

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

MAI PHAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled386

RESEDA

California

STEVEN HADESMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled386

DETROIT

Michigan

ROLANDO POSADA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled384

HARLINGEN

Texas

JOSEPH RIZZO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled380

LUBBOCK

Texas

MIKHAIL PALATNIK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled377

SACRAMENTO

California

LEA HARRACKSINGH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled375

PLANTATION

Florida

RUBEN DE LOS SANTOS MD PA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled372

EAGLE PASS

Texas

JAMES WILLIAMS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled372

TRENTON

Tennessee