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BENICAR

OLMESARTAN MEDOXOMIL

Benicar (Olmesartan) is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It blocks a chemical that tightens blood vessels. This makes blood vessels relax, which lowers blood pressure and allows more blood and oxygen to get to your heart and other organs. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

1.73M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 167 of 3362

$373M
Retail Cost

Rank: 70 of 3362

330,993
Patients

Rank: 215 of 3362

132,073
Prescribers

Rank: 196 of 3362

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66%

of people say

it's worth it

63%

of people say

it worked well

13%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 40,234 220,329 $44.8M
New York 28,401 149,498 $31.9M
Texas 29,761 142,748 $31.9M
Florida 28,234 137,645 $30.2M
Pennsylvania 20,822 115,964 $24.5M
New Jersey 15,909 72,376 $17.4M
Illinois 12,412 61,344 $14.3M
Georgia 9,931 53,019 $10.1M
North Carolina 8,547 47,949 $9.38M
Ohio 8,774 43,738 $9.78M
Missouri 7,132 40,566 $7.96M
Louisiana 6,794 39,702 $7.02M
Michigan 9,140 39,513 $10.5M
Tennessee 7,253 36,989 $7.53M
Indiana 6,805 32,487 $7.36M
Arizona 6,978 31,161 $7.66M
Virginia 5,874 30,098 $6.54M
Connecticut 6,157 29,600 $7.19M
South Carolina 5,513 28,827 $5.84M
Mississippi 4,295 25,398 $4.36M
Maryland 6,027 24,901 $6.87M
Kentucky 4,294 23,255 $4.55M
Washington 4,663 22,823 $5.35M
Arkansas 3,617 21,411 $3.78M
Oklahoma 4,161 20,560 $4.54M
Alabama 3,751 19,878 $4.05M
Massachusetts 3,768 19,665 $4.6M
West Virginia 3,648 19,555 $3.99M
Oregon 3,603 18,396 $4.12M
Colorado 3,347 15,846 $3.56M
Kansas 2,693 14,767 $3.03M
Iowa 2,318 14,691 $2.71M
Wisconsin 2,855 14,314 $3.33M
Nebraska 2,094 13,074 $2.42M
Nevada 2,196 9,606 $2.28M
New Mexico 1,665 7,890 $1.87M
Hawaii 1,396 7,406 $1.67M
Minnesota 1,496 6,831 $1.7M
Utah 1,448 6,652 $1.46M
Rhode Island 1,063 6,339 $1.24M
Maine 1,182 5,438 $1.43M
Idaho 1,033 5,064 $1.09M
Delaware 1,272 4,812 $1.47M
North Dakota 691 3,997 $804K
Montana 714 3,757 $791K
South Dakota 657 3,698 $726K
District of Columbia 608 2,686 $618K
Vermont 510 2,589 $647K
New Hampshire 537 2,401 $590K
Wyoming 479 2,372 $519K
Alaska 209 1,380 $247K
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 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 BENICAR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
WEI SUN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled2,608

NEW YORK

New York

JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,648

LOS ANGELES

California

HENRY CHEN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,512

BROOKLYN

New York

ZHAOYANG PAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,248

LOS ANGELES

California

HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,186

LOS ANGELES

California

LI LIU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,007

MONTEREY PARK

California

XIAORONG HE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled984

ELMHURST

New York

SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled826

LOS ANGELES

California

YONG LIANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled782

LOS ANGELES

California

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled751

SAN GABRIEL

California

WAN YAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled660

MONTEREY PARK

California

JAMES LIU M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled620

SAN GABRIEL

California

SINGH BOUN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled619

MONTEREY PARK

California

RAMIRO CORO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled612

HIALEAH

Florida

ILYA RACHMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled610

LOS ANGELES

California

ALEKSANDR LIVSHITS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled605

BROOKLYN

New York

HOMAYOUN SHARIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled605

BEVERLY HILLS

California

WEI WANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled588

MONTEREY PARK

California

AFSHINE EMRANI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled586

TARZANA

California

MARK BARATS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled580

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

SEA CHUNG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled565

FLUSHING

New York

GARY REZNIK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled563

LOS ANGELES

California

YOUNG-JIK LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled539

LOS ANGELES

California

JAMES GREENBERG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled538

SAN FRANCISCO

California

LUDMILA GUDZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled530

UNION

New Jersey