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BENICAR

OLMESARTAN MEDOXOMIL

Benicar (olmesartan) is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It lowers blood pressure by blocking a chemical that tightens the blood vessels. This allows more blood and oxygen to get to your heart and other organs. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

1.65M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 170 of 3395

$434M
Retail Cost

Rank: 63 of 3395

316,768
Patients

Rank: 223 of 3395

129,844
Prescribers

Rank: 200 of 3395

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65%

of people say

it's worth it

63%

of people say

it worked well

12%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Diovan Losartan Lisinopril

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.61M

2011

1.52M

2012

1.72M

2013

1.73M

2014

1.65M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$211M

2011

$241M

2012

$315M

2013

$373M

2014

$434M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$270

2011

$299

2012

$286

2013

$293

2014

$319

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 39,980 221,918 $54.3M
New York 28,074 153,746 $39.3M
Texas 28,188 134,902 $36.4M
Florida 26,470 128,988 $34.6M
Pennsylvania 19,519 106,580 $27.6M
New Jersey 16,240 74,981 $22M
Illinois 11,668 57,911 $16.2M
Georgia 9,064 50,468 $11.9M
North Carolina 8,140 45,162 $10.8M
Louisiana 6,731 39,769 $8.55M
Ohio 7,858 38,982 $10.6M
Missouri 6,606 37,370 $8.75M
Michigan 8,245 35,730 $11.4M
Tennessee 6,950 35,113 $8.97M
Indiana 6,500 31,762 $8.66M
Connecticut 6,561 30,830 $9.33M
Arizona 6,659 29,542 $8.8M
South Carolina 5,455 28,866 $7.11M
Virginia 5,710 28,545 $7.63M
Maryland 6,500 26,088 $8.86M
Mississippi 4,057 22,556 $4.67M
Kentucky 3,950 21,702 $5.19M
Arkansas 3,309 19,437 $4.13M
West Virginia 3,598 18,995 $4.72M
Washington 3,999 18,911 $5.43M
Oklahoma 3,962 18,903 $5.11M
Massachusetts 3,657 18,693 $5.34M
Alabama 3,524 17,960 $4.61M
Colorado 3,043 14,648 $3.93M
Oregon 2,975 14,487 $4.03M
Kansas 2,623 13,935 $3.52M
Iowa 2,167 13,140 $3.02M
Wisconsin 2,646 12,435 $3.63M
Nebraska 1,906 11,539 $2.57M
Nevada 2,083 9,397 $2.68M
New Mexico 1,593 7,428 $2.13M
Minnesota 1,370 6,416 $1.89M
Hawaii 1,219 6,051 $1.81M
Rhode Island 935 5,508 $1.32M
Utah 1,205 5,254 $1.45M
Delaware 1,307 5,183 $1.84M
Maine 1,093 4,911 $1.56M
Idaho 975 4,484 $1.18M
North Dakota 661 3,772 $923K
South Dakota 616 3,469 $846K
Montana 654 3,304 $863K
District of Columbia 622 2,766 $767K
New Hampshire 562 2,677 $791K
Vermont 518 2,339 $755K
Wyoming 469 2,191 $620K
Alaska 217 1,224 $280K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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
RAMIRO CORO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled597

HIALEAH

Florida

SEA CHUNG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled593

FLUSHING

New York

MARINA KOVALEVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled582

LOS ANGELES

California

GARBIS APELIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled582

VAN NUYS

California

ALEKSANDR LIVSHITS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled579

BROOKLYN

New York

IRENE PERLOFF D.O., M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled574

BROOKLYN

New York

WEI WANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled567

MONTEREY PARK

California

YERVAND SET AGAYAN DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled559

GLENDALE

California

AJIT KHAIRA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled553

FRESNO

California

INNA INOYATOVA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled551

BROOKLYN

New York

ROBERT CHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled545

ALHAMBRA

California

YIU TING CHUNG MD

General Practice

Claims Filled534

SAN FRANCISCO

California

LUDMILA GUDZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled528

UNION

New Jersey

LILIA WEXLEY M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled527

LOS ANGELES

California

ELEONORA FEDONENKO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled515

LOS ANGELES

California

CHINH HUYNH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled507

WESTMINSTER

California

OKSANA LEVITANSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled505

BROOKLYN

New York

JAMES JUNG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled504

LOS ANGELES

California

DANIEL ROSE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled499

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

HENRY YEE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled494

ALHAMBRA

California

ZIHE SHAN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled492

BROOKLYN

New York

AFSHINE EMRANI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled489

TARZANA

California

HANGJUN JANG M.D., PH.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled489

FLUSHING

New York

KLAUDIYA RUVINSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled486

BROOKLYN

New York

ROMANY DEMIAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled486

OXNARD

California