Table 4.

Monthly Cost of Selected Antihypertensive Agents.

DrugUsual DoseCost per Month* ($)
Hydrochlorothiazide (generic)25 mg qd2.40
Atenolol (generic)50 mg qd2.40
Metoprolol tartrate (generic)50 mg bid9.56
Captopril (generic)25 mg bid8.42
Enalapril maleate (generic)10 mg qd17.67
Lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril)10 mg qd27.94
Nifedipine CR (generic)60 mg qd27.25
Diltiazem CD (generic)180 mg qd23.42
Verapamil CR tablet (generic)180 mg qd7.00
Amlodipine (Norvasc)5 mg qd39.82
  • Note: qd = every day, bid − twice a day.

  • * From (available at: Calculated based on a 90- to 100-tablet purchase.

  • Generic lisinopril (Prinivil only) approved, but not yet available.