ARBs are used to lower blood pressure to treat hypertension, heart failure, diabetic nephropathy, coronary artery disease, and heart attack. They work by relaxing blood vessels allowing more efficient pumping of the heart.

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This chart is created by aggregating the total number of claims for the drugs in this class divided by the # of drugs with a specific indication. It is meant to be representative but may not accurately reflect the actual # of prescriptions written to treat a specific condition.

Prices for Popular ARBs

Popularity Brand Name (Generic Name) GoodRx Fair Price Price Trend
Cozaar
(losartan)
8
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Losartan (Cozaar) is an inexpensive drug used to treat high blood pressure and reduce the risk of stroke, and to slow the progression of kidney disease in patients with diabetes. It is more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in generic and brand versions. Generic losartan is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Diovan
(valsartan)
15
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Valsartan (Diovan) is a moderately priced drug used to treat high blood pressure. This drug is also used to treat patients with heart failure and patients who have had a heart attack. This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in brand and generic versions. It is not covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost.
Avapro
(irbesartan)
10
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Irbesartan (Avapro) is a moderately priced drug used to treat high blood pressure. This drug also slows down the progression of kidney disease in diabetic patients. This drug is slightly more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in brand and generic versions. Generic irbesartan is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Benicar
(olmesartan)
190 N/A See Prices
Olmesartan (Benicar) is a moderately priced drug used to treat high blood pressure. This drug is slightly less popular than comparable drugs. As of 2016, it is available in generic and brand versions. Generic olmesartan is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Micardis
(telmisartan)
21
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Telmisartan (Micardis) is a moderately priced drug used to treat high blood pressure. This drug is less popular than comparable drugs. It is available in brand and generic versions. Generic telmisartan is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Atacand
(candesartan)
101
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Candesartan (Atacand) is an expensive drug used to treat high blood pressure in children and adults. This drug is also used to treat adults with heart failure. This drug is less popular than comparable drugs. It is available in brand and generic versions. It is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Edarbi
189
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Azilsartan (Edarbi) is an expensive drug used to treat high blood pressure. This drug is less popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic alternatives to Edarbi. It is not covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost.
Teveten
(eprosartan)
225
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Eprosartan (Teveten) is an expensive drug used to treat high blood pressure. This drug is less popular than comparable drugs. It is available in brand and generic versions. Generic eprosartan is covered by some Medicare and insurance plans, but pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.

Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

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