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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
INESSA SVIDLER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled322

SAN FRANCISCO

California

RICHARD JOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled320

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS

New Jersey

GEORGE HALL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled319

NEW YORK

New York

RANDEEP SUNEJA MD, FACC,FSCAI, FCCP

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled315

KATY

Texas

MARK AZBEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled315

BROOKLYN

New York

SONWOO LEE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled315

LOS ANGELES

California

KHALIL INNABI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled314

YONKERS

New York

DAVID LIN DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled314

ROSEMEAD

California

YANHAN HUANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled314

BROOKLYN

New York

VLADLEN KIM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled312

LYNDHURST

Ohio

AJITPAL TIWANA M.D.

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Claims Filled309

BAKERSFIELD

California

KELVIN MAI DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled307

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

California

BENJAMIN BENNOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled306

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

ELENA CHEBANOVA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled306

DENVER

Colorado

DINH NGUYEN MD

General Practice

Claims Filled305

GARDEN GROVE

California

DONG-HONG SHONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled305

FLUSHING

New York

VITALY VOLOVOY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled304

BROOKLYN

New York

MARY TRAN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled303

GARDEN GROVE

California

IRENA PLESKOVA MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled303

REGO PARK

New York

ALEXEY ISAKOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled301

BROOKLYN

New York

ROBERTO ARCE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled300

MIAMI

Florida

THUAN VO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled293

WESTMINSTER

California

JAI RHEE

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled292

JACKSON HEIGHTS

New York

SUNG-NAE BYUN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled290

LOS ANGELES

California

CHUNG BUI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled289

WESTMINSTER

California