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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

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

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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
TAO DUONG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled530

WESTMINSTER

California

INNA INOYATOVA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled527

BROOKLYN

New York

IRENE PERLOFF D.O., M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled519

BROOKLYN

New York

ALEKSANDR ZASYPKIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled496

BROOKLYN

New York

ANNA MILSTEIN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled494

LOS ANGELES

California

CHINH HUYNH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled485

WESTMINSTER

California

GARBIS APELIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled483

VAN NUYS

California

OKSANA LEVITANSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled482

BROOKLYN

New York

GARY CHEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled470

BROOKLYN

New York

YERVAND SET AGAYAN DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled468

GLENDALE

California

NICK LEE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled465

LOS ANGELES

California

ELEONORA FEDONENKO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled456

LOS ANGELES

California

ZIHE SHAN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled453

BROOKLYN

New York

BOSHENG QIU M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled451

ALHAMBRA

California

LILIA WEXLEY M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled443

LOS ANGELES

California

CHANG LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled434

FLUSHING

New York

MIN CHA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled433

LOS ANGELES

California

MARINA KOVALEVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled425

LOS ANGELES

California

HUN KANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled424

LOS ANGELES

California

DONG SHIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled423

LOS ANGELES

California

INNA PILDYSH DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled413

BROOKLYN

New York

KAI WONG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled410

LOS ANGELES

California

VINH-KHIEM NGUYEN-PHUOC M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled406

WESTMINSTER

California

ALEXANDER SHAKNOVICH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled404

NEW YORK

New York

IRINA PRUCHANSKY D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled403

BROOKLYN

New York