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BENICAR

Benicar 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 2013

1.72M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 168 of 3238

$315M
Retail Cost

Rank: 70 of 3238

321,393
Patients

Rank: 211 of 3238

129,770
Prescribers

Rank: 188 of 3238

User Reviews of BENICAR »

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67%

of people say

it's worth it

59%

of people say

it worked well

11%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 40,310 224,167 $39.2M
Florida 28,821 146,698 $26.6M
New York 26,682 137,846 $25.8M
Texas 27,946 136,312 $25.9M
Pennsylvania 21,165 123,180 $22M
New Jersey 14,225 66,163 $13.5M
Georgia 9,818 55,524 $9.12M
Illinois 10,684 55,175 $10.7M
Ohio 9,130 46,116 $8.83M
North Carolina 7,995 45,351 $7.5M
Michigan 9,305 40,251 $9.28M
Missouri 7,040 40,217 $6.8M
Louisiana 6,482 37,640 $5.79M
Tennessee 6,788 35,294 $6.17M
Indiana 6,539 31,731 $6.17M
Arizona 7,045 31,528 $6.64M
Connecticut 6,102 30,028 $6.2M
Virginia 5,509 28,902 $5.34M
Washington 5,019 26,187 $5.19M
South Carolina 4,782 25,515 $4.43M
Mississippi 4,128 24,709 $3.62M
Kentucky 4,494 24,335 $4.26M
Oregon 4,221 22,561 $4.31M
Alabama 3,665 21,151 $3.51M
Arkansas 3,460 20,749 $3.16M
Maryland 4,763 20,317 $4.65M
Massachusetts 3,806 20,064 $4.02M
West Virginia 3,579 19,530 $3.41M
Oklahoma 3,813 19,153 $3.67M
Colorado 3,000 14,740 $2.82M
Wisconsin 2,815 14,670 $2.83M
Kansas 2,582 14,357 $2.51M
Iowa 2,255 14,327 $2.27M
Nebraska 1,971 12,416 $1.94M
Nevada 2,188 9,938 $2.02M
New Mexico 1,747 8,546 $1.7M
Hawaii 1,419 7,728 $1.43M
Utah 1,573 7,344 $1.4M
Rhode Island 1,178 7,207 $1.19M
Minnesota 1,464 6,866 $1.49M
Maine 1,262 6,016 $1.35M
Idaho 1,140 5,964 $1.06M
Delaware 1,116 4,333 $1.09M
North Dakota 683 4,115 $669K
South Dakota 612 3,785 $606K
Montana 699 3,770 $673K
Wyoming 483 2,553 $460K
Vermont 480 2,495 $526K
District of Columbia 541 2,481 $484K
New Hampshire 522 2,391 $515K
Alaska 202 1,161 $210K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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
RAZMIK OHANJANIAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled290

GLENDALE

California

BORIS KHORETS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled286

BROOKLYN

New York

BERTHA OLAZABAL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled284

HIALEAH

Florida

RAY HSIAO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled283

HACIENDA HEIGHTS

California

MICHAEL ZIMMER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled281

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

HONGSHENG WEI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled279

ARCADIA

California

HUMBERTO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled279

HIALEAH

Florida

EDWARD KO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled279

SAN FRANCISCO

California

JOSE GONZALEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled279

HIALEAH

Florida

THUAN VO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled277

WESTMINSTER

California

YOSLAINE DIAZ M.D

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Claims Filled277

WOODHAVEN

New York

ALEXANDER SHEKHTER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled276

BROOKLYN

New York

MINH THAI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled276

SAN JOSE

California

WUHUA JING MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled276

NEW YORK

New York

ROMAN KHODZINSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled275

HAMDEN

Connecticut

CHUNG BUI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled275

WESTMINSTER

California

HANGJUN JANG M.D., PH.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled274

FLUSHING

New York

BYUNG KANG D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled273

FLUSHING

New York

XIAOGUANG HUANG M.D., PHD.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled272

OAKLAND

California

JOHN TZENG M.D., PH.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled268

ALHAMBRA

California

VICTOR LYAPIS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled268

COLUSA

California

YILI HUANG D.O

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled266

NEW YORK

New York

ROBERTO URQUIZA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled265

MIAMI LAKES

Florida

JIMMY YUE

Nephrology

Claims Filled264

ALHAMBRA

California

JANET SANCHEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled262

ELMHURST

New York