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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 2016

1.37M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 193 of 3393

$438M
Retail Cost

Rank: 73 of 3393

274,229
Patients

Rank: 250 of 3393

121,165
Prescribers

Rank: 214 of 3393

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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

1.52M

2012

1.72M

2013

1.73M

2014

1.65M

2015

1.37M

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$241M

2012

$315M

2013

$373M

2014

$434M

2015

$438M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$855

2012

$981

2013

$1,126

2014

$1,370

2015

$1,595

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 35,629 194,791 $58.3M
New York 25,805 140,568 $42.6M
Texas 24,035 110,347 $36.6M
Florida 21,599 97,618 $32.3M
Pennsylvania 16,891 85,708 $26.5M
New Jersey 14,326 63,915 $22.8M
Georgia 8,112 43,608 $12.7M
Illinois 9,055 41,062 $14M
North Carolina 6,868 35,197 $10.4M
Louisiana 5,951 35,016 $9.28M
Ohio 6,735 32,177 $10.5M
Missouri 5,557 30,411 $8.67M
Tennessee 6,061 29,033 $9.23M
Michigan 6,964 28,611 $11M
Indiana 5,824 26,787 $8.84M
Connecticut 6,024 26,056 $9.65M
Arizona 5,783 24,219 $8.8M
Virginia 5,047 24,140 $7.96M
South Carolina 4,745 23,353 $7.03M
Maryland 5,852 22,644 $9.31M
Mississippi 3,352 19,110 $4.93M
Kentucky 3,425 18,222 $5.29M
Massachusetts 3,672 16,652 $5.95M
West Virginia 3,141 16,067 $4.77M
Washington 3,364 15,005 $5.22M
Arkansas 2,532 13,564 $3.54M
Oklahoma 3,025 13,348 $4.44M
Alabama 2,814 13,109 $4.1M
Colorado 2,624 11,765 $3.94M
Kansas 2,254 11,329 $3.51M
Oregon 2,466 10,965 $3.75M
Iowa 1,885 10,792 $3.08M
Wisconsin 2,305 10,315 $3.7M
Nebraska 1,614 9,648 $2.64M
Nevada 1,797 7,523 $2.69M
New Mexico 1,292 5,607 $1.95M
Minnesota 1,090 4,955 $1.77M
Hawaii 1,100 4,665 $1.78M
Rhode Island 829 4,468 $1.33M
Delaware 1,119 4,171 $1.79M
Maine 961 3,986 $1.53M
Utah 962 3,959 $1.36M
Idaho 831 3,702 $1.21M
North Dakota 589 3,561 $992K
South Dakota 591 3,256 $987K
Montana 573 2,600 $867K
District of Columbia 569 2,382 $824K
New Hampshire 506 2,098 $778K
Vermont 446 1,891 $751K
Wyoming 407 1,822 $625K
Alaska 166 887 $267K
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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 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
WEI SUN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled2,592

NEW YORK

New York

JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,523

LOS ANGELES

California

HENRY CHEN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,258

BROOKLYN

New York

HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,176

LOS ANGELES

California

GARY REZNIK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,013

LOS ANGELES

California

LI LIU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,005

MONTEREY PARK

California

MARK BARATS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled916

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

XIAORONG HE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled878

ELMHURST

New York

SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled810

LOS ANGELES

California

ZHAOYANG PAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled805

LOS ANGELES

California

HOMAYOUN SHARIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled798

BEVERLY HILLS

California

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled729

SAN GABRIEL

California

LAN NGUYEN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled699

WESTMINSTER

California

ALEKSANDR ZASYPKIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled671

BROOKLYN

New York

MARINA KOVALEVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled638

LOS ANGELES

California

JAMES GREENBERG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled623

SAN FRANCISCO

California

ROBERT CHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled613

ALHAMBRA

California

DONG SHIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled613

LOS ANGELES

California

SINGH BOUN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled605

MONTEREY PARK

California

IRENE PERLOFF D.O., M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled601

BROOKLYN

New York

YOUNG-JIK LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled600

LOS ANGELES

California

ANNA MILSTEIN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled595

LOS ANGELES

California

GARBIS APELIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled582

VAN NUYS

California

ELEONORA FEDONENKO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled581

LOS ANGELES

California

OKSANA LEVITANSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled564

BROOKLYN

New York