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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
IRENA PLESKOVA MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled329

REGO PARK

New York

BORIS KHORETS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled325

BROOKLYN

New York

ROBERTO ARCE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled325

MIAMI

Florida

STEPHEN KWAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled323

LOS ANGELES

California

ELENA CHEBANOVA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled322

DENVER

Colorado

JAESOO PAK M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled322

CERRITOS

California

WAI LEUNG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled318

FLUSHING

New York

VICTOR DINH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled318

GARDEN GROVE

California

AZAT BOGIKIAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled316

BURBANK

California

DON LEE M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled314

GLENDALE

California

RANDEEP SUNEJA MD, FACC,FSCAI, FCCP

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled312

KATY

Texas

GEORGE HALL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled311

NEW YORK

New York

JUNHO LEE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled311

FLUSHING

New York

JOSE GONZALEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled310

HIALEAH

Florida

GEORGE VILLANUEVA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled308

PERRIS

California

JIAN WEI ZHANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled307

NEW YORK

New York

CHUNG BUI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled307

WESTMINSTER

California

EDWARD KO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled306

SAN FRANCISCO

California

JUAN BARROSO M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled305

HIALEAH

Florida

ALEXANDER SHEKHTER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled304

BROOKLYN

New York

VICTORIA BOROVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled303

ENCINO

California

THANH NGUYEN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled302

GARDEN GROVE

California

IRINA AVRUCHEVSKAYA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled300

BROOKLYN

New York

ANNA WONG FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled300

LOS ANGELES

California

JUNG LEE MD

Surgery

Claims Filled299

FLUSHING

New York