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FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine (Prozac) is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Fluoxetine (Sarafem) is used to relieve the symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder, including mood swings, irritability, bloating, and breast tenderness. Fluoxetine is in a class of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It works by increasing the amount of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain that helps maintain mental balance. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

4.53M
Medicare Part D Claims
$76.6M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 570,846 $7.79M
Florida 337,860 $4.93M
Pennsylvania 245,405 $3.74M
Texas 245,342 $3.59M
New York 218,930 $3.63M
Ohio 204,695 $2.91M
Massachusetts 181,920 $3.02M
North Carolina 171,766 $2.69M
Illinois 156,332 $2.26M
Georgia 155,798 $2.1M
Tennessee 155,103 $2.19M
Michigan 146,432 $2.17M
Missouri 144,395 $2.05M
Indiana 136,223 $2.06M
Puerto Rico 133,193 $1.37M
Wisconsin 131,041 $2.03M
Washington 125,826 $1.9M
Kentucky 112,782 $1.58M
Virginia 106,637 $1.64M
Arizona 103,776 $1.61M
Minnesota 101,259 $1.58M
Alabama 99,685 $1.29M
Oregon 91,250 $1.34M
South Carolina 83,035 $1.21M
Colorado 81,019 $1.14M
Oklahoma 78,605 $1.12M
New Jersey 76,642 $1.25M
Louisiana 70,915 $940K
Iowa 69,821 $787K
Arkansas 67,518 $840K
Mississippi 54,672 $673K
Maryland 52,321 $876K
Connecticut 50,682 $848K
West Virginia 48,812 $743K
Kansas 46,685 $618K
Utah 45,802 $711K
Maine 39,132 $642K
New Mexico 36,641 $543K
Nevada 35,656 $551K
Idaho 33,939 $539K
Rhode Island 28,981 $497K
Nebraska 28,263 $350K
New Hampshire 25,619 $448K
Montana 22,941 $344K
South Dakota 15,944 $208K
Vermont 15,910 $297K
North Dakota 14,251 $193K
Delaware 11,915 $215K
Hawaii 9,858 $165K
Alaska 9,754 $157K
Wyoming 8,312 $121K
District of Columbia 4,201 $58.6K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


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Top prescribers for FLUOXETINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JAMES WOODIEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SALEM

Indiana

JAMES YOUN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SCHAUMBURG

Illinois

FLOYD BRINLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CANTON

Michigan

V KUMAR MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

GREENSBURG

Pennsylvania

ROBERT HOANG MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

BELLFLOWER

California

NEIL REDLENER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

DORCHESTER

Massachusetts

PETER WISNIEWSKI D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

OKOLONA

Mississippi

JACOB JACKSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

RIVERSIDE

California

LISMARIE QUINONES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

KISSIMMEE

Florida

FRANCES SHIREMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

COOS BAY

Oregon

ROBERT DELPOZO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

CARROLLTON

Georgia

JOHN PARNELL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

RANDY CRONIC MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

DULUTH

Georgia

SUSAN DIAGANA APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

HARRY MESSEC MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

EDGEWOOD

New Mexico

PAULA MARKET MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

ROBERT COHEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

JONESBORO

Georgia

RICHARD DARTT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HARRODSBURG

Kentucky

RITA PATEL MD

Hospitalist

Claims Filled50

HAYWARD

California

VERNON SCOTT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

TUSCALOOSA

Alabama

HARRY KRULEWITCH MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

PORTLAND

Oregon

ELISE RICHMAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

BRONX

New York

CHARLES COFFEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MOULTON

Alabama

SHANE SUMMERS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HICKORY

North Carolina

KATHERINE BINNS D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LONDON

Ohio