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MICARDIS

TELMISARTAN

Micardis (Telmisartan) is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). By blocking a chemical that usually tightens blood vessels, it makes blood vessels relax. This 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

114K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 637 of 3362

$25.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 569 of 3362

40,915
Patients

Rank: 577 of 3362

31,378
Prescribers

Rank: 502 of 3362

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67%

of people say

it's worth it

50%

of people say

it worked well
Alternatives:

Benicar Losartan Diovan Atacand

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 4,504 14,697 $3.08M
California 3,970 14,649 $3.07M
Florida 3,667 10,559 $2.38M
Texas 3,151 8,483 $1.98M
New Jersey 2,740 6,721 $1.94M
North Carolina 1,962 4,867 $986K
Pennsylvania 1,637 4,179 $980K
Georgia 1,394 3,987 $811K
Illinois 1,146 3,302 $767K
Tennessee 1,095 2,773 $635K
Michigan 1,237 2,633 $793K
Missouri 1,008 2,583 $532K
Ohio 949 2,417 $632K
Washington 992 2,400 $580K
Virginia 849 2,227 $519K
Louisiana 726 2,018 $391K
Indiana 776 1,788 $474K
South Carolina 749 1,776 $373K
Alabama 669 1,606 $359K
Kentucky 603 1,394 $316K
Oklahoma 429 1,229 $252K
Kansas 513 1,189 $238K
Maryland 479 1,154 $313K
Arizona 429 1,101 $266K
Mississippi 371 1,047 $195K
Connecticut 412 1,017 $279K
Oregon 428 948 $245K
Wisconsin 320 858 $210K
Arkansas 326 835 $148K
Nebraska 304 685 $127K
Iowa 253 680 $126K
West Virginia 276 677 $153K
Colorado 274 667 $173K
Minnesota 172 638 $120K
Nevada 215 542 $136K
Massachusetts 189 533 $124K
Hawaii 173 467 $112K
Delaware 175 387 $115K
Idaho 179 354 $80.1K
Utah 157 324 $80.2K
Montana 109 318 $63.9K
Rhode Island 101 316 $62.2K
District of Columbia 132 315 $70.6K
New Hampshire 113 314 $84.6K
Maine 112 312 $78.1K
New Mexico 88 207 $53.4K
South Dakota 79 176 $31.1K
North Dakota 80 175 $37.5K
Alaska 48 168 $24.9K
Wyoming 35 80 $18.8K
Vermont 29 71 $18.8K
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 MICARDIS

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ELEONORA FEDONENKO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled279

LOS ANGELES

California

JAESOO PAK M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled152

CERRITOS

California

GARY REZNIK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled120

LOS ANGELES

California

ANNA MILSTEIN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled116

LOS ANGELES

California

GARY SPEKTOR M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled116

BROOKLYN

New York

VLAD NUSINOVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled108

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

BORIS PEYSIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled101

BROOKLYN

New York

MARK BARATS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled98

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

KWOK-MAN LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled92

NEW YORK

New York

ARKADY STERN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled91

LOS ANGELES

California

WEI SUN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled88

NEW YORK

New York

AVIVA IOFEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled88

LOS ANGELES

California

LILIA WEXLEY M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled87

LOS ANGELES

California

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled87

SAN GABRIEL

California

MARINA KOVALEVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled85

LOS ANGELES

California

OKSANA LEVITANSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled84

BROOKLYN

New York

BEVON MIELE M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled84

FLEMINGTON

New Jersey

CHIN SHUN SHIH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled78

MONTEREY PARK

California

ROBERT CHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled78

ALHAMBRA

California

MARA KHAYLOMSKAYA M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled76

NEW YORK

New York

JOHN MANN MD

General Practice

Claims Filled68

DUNN

North Carolina

ALLA BOYKOFF M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled68

SAN FRANCISCO

California

INNA KIGEL DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled67

KEW GARDENS

New York

YANINA RUBINSHTEYN M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled67

REGO PARK

New York

STELLA POPOVA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled65

LOS ANGELES

California