Amlodipine; Benazepril

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2013 - 2020

Amlodipine; Benazepril Summary for 2020

Top drug rank #169 ( 45)
Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States (2020) 3,434,363
Estimated number of patients in the United States (2020) 711,394
Average total drug cost (USD)  
Per prescription $67.12
Per day of therapy $1.12/day
Average out-of-pocket cost (USD)  
Per prescription $9.98
Per day of therapy $0.21/day

Total Prescriptions and Patients Per Year (2013 - 2020)

Rank of Top Drugs Over Time

"Rank" refers to the frequency that a given medication is prescribed within a calendar year compared to all other medications. A rank of "4" would indicate that the medication was the fourth most commonly prescribed medication.

Year Rank Change
2013 104  38
2014 134  30
2015 113  21
2016 141  28
Year Rank Change
2017 164  23
2018 182  18
2019 214  32
2020 169  45

Drug Cost Over Time (2013 - 2020)

  • Cost Per Prescription Fill: Average cost per filled prescription regardless of how many days of therapy the prescription is filled for (e.g. 10 days, 30 days, 90 days, etc.)
  • Cost per Day of Therapy: The average cost per prescription fill divided by the days of therapy. For example, a 10-day antibiotic course costing $30 would be $3 per day. Similarly, a 30-day supply of an oral antihypetensive costing $30 would be $1 per day.

  • Total cost: The average total cost of the medication including the out-of-pocket cost (see below) plus the amount paid by other parties (Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, Veterans Administration, TRICARE, other state/federal sources, Worker's compensation, and other miscellaneous sources)
  • Out-of-pocket cost: The average payment made by the patient which may include deductibles, coinsurance, copayments, or the cash price paid without insurance coverage.

Cost Per Prescription Fill (USD)

Cost Per Day of Therapy (USD/day)

Distribution of Dispensed Dosage Forms (2020)

Dosage Form Strength % of Dispensed Products
Tablet/capsule 10/20 mg/mg 100.0%

Distribution of Days Supplied (2020)

"Days supply" is defined as the number of days that a prescription should last. For example, a prescription of 60 tablets that is taken twice daily has a day supply of 30 days.

Related Drugs

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2020)
Lisinopril 88,597,018
Amlodipine 69,786,685
Hydrochlorothiazide; Lisinopril 13,559,564
Nifedipine 4,657,309
Benazepril 4,374,520
Amlodipine; Benazepril (this drug) 3,434,364
Ramipril 2,466,660
Quinapril 1,671,491
Enalapril 809,323
Felodipine 629,541

Drug Synonyms

Drug synonyms are used during the sanitation and standardization process of "cleaning" the original data source (MEPS). Occassionally, brand names may be listed below that are no longer on the market or are very infrequently used.

Brand Name Synonyms
  • Amlodipine Besylate And Benazepril Hydrochloride
  • Lotrel
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Amlodipine Besylate; Benazepril Hydrochloride
  • Amlodipine; Benazepril

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Dihydropyridine Calcium Channel Blocker, Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor
Initial FDA approval date: 3/3/1995
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Capsule (oral)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2013-2020. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 2022.08. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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