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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE/BENAZEPRIL

Lotrel (Amlodipine / Benazepril) contains two medications that lower blood pressure. Amlodipine (a calcium channel blocker) causes your blood vessels to relax, and benazepril (an ACE inhibitor) blocks a chemical that tightens up your blood vessels. Your blood vessels being more relaxed causes your blood pressure to go down. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

16.4K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1136 of 3395

$6.14M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1085 of 3395

3,009
Patients

Rank: 1297 of 3395

3,390
Prescribers

Rank: 1175 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

144K

2011

30.1K

2012

23.6K

2013

19.7K

2014

16.5K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$23.9M

2011

$6.24M

2012

$6.4M

2013

$6.26M

2014

$6.14M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$210

2011

$340

2012

$412

2013

$421

2014

$464

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 304 1,601 $642K
New Jersey 286 1,397 $577K
Florida 265 1,360 $535K
California 236 1,315 $489K
Texas 216 1,182 $413K
Pennsylvania 205 1,052 $422K
Georgia 120 783 $246K
South Carolina 122 679 $192K
North Carolina 105 638 $205K
Illinois 96 510 $203K
Ohio 100 482 $193K
Michigan 81 371 $173K
Tennessee 65 361 $142K
Alabama 56 318 $114K
Indiana 59 287 $109K
Virginia 50 270 $111K
Kentucky 36 261 $85.3K
Arizona 48 258 $94.1K
Louisiana 42 244 $82.7K
Mississippi 43 202 $60.9K
Oklahoma 32 198 $74.9K
Iowa 28 187 $58.4K
Maryland 51 186 $83.8K
Connecticut 43 172 $89K
Wisconsin 32 154 $64.1K
Hawaii 22 125 $47.2K
Missouri 24 124 $47K
West Virginia 22 113 $35.4K
Nevada 19 101 $41.2K
Massachusetts 21 100 $40.1K
Arkansas 12 94 $30.4K
Rhode Island 84 $25.3K
Oregon 14 79 $27.2K
Colorado 13 67 $26.8K
Washington 12 66 $26.2K
Kansas 12 61 $22.3K
New Mexico 60 $19.4K
Minnesota 14 58 $23.7K
Idaho 51 $16.4K
Nebraska 44 $11.4K
District of Columbia 36 $11.6K
Delaware 11 34 $20.5K
Utah 27 $11.9K
Maine 26 $9,297
New Hampshire 19 $11.3K
Wyoming 12 $3,175
South Dakota 12 $2,851
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 LOTREL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ALEXANDER COHEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled83

DARLINGTON

South Carolina