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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
ROBERT GORDON MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled51

NORTH WALES

Pennsylvania

CHERYL SMITH FNP

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

WILMINGTON

North Carolina

BRADLEY WARD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

TAYLORSVILLE

Georgia

CATHERINE CLEMENT NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled51

GARDINER

Maine

VINCENT GREEN M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

LAURENS

South Carolina

JAMES HOROHOE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

HENRIETTA

New York

DAISY ANDALEON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

WAUKEGAN

Illinois

JOHN FARR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

JAMIE OGDEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

COLUMBIA

Missouri

MICHELINE JOSPITRE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

WHITE PLAINS

New York

ALARIC AKASHI MD

Managed Care Organizations, Health Maintenance Organization

Claims Filled51

SAN FRANCISCO

California

JOANNE BROWN-LEE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

LAURENS

South Carolina

DENIS GALINDO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

HOUSTON

Texas

MARIA HERENYIOVA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

SAN JOSE

California

JOSEPH FULLER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

ROCHESTER

New Hampshire

LEV POBERESKY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

BROOKLYN

New York

JAMES WALLACE M.D.

Claims Filled51

SAINT CROIX FALLS

Wisconsin

WADE MARKLAND MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

THORNTON

Colorado

DAVID KYGER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

MUSKOGEE

Oklahoma

RICHARD KEOWN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

FORT MYERS

Florida

AMY TINDOL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

BROWNWOOD

Texas

DIANE PLUMADORE FNP NPP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled51

SYRACUSE

New York

ANN LOSCH D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

JACKSON

Ohio

PAUL HANLEY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

DAYTON

Ohio

TED SUSSMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

HOULTON

Maine