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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
KARL JONES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled595

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

ARDASHES MIRZATUNY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled586

FRISCO

Texas

GUIDO BORIOSI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled574

SCRANTON

Pennsylvania

ANDRES MARTIN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled572

TAMPA

Florida

DAVID COFFEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled571

ONEIDA

Tennessee

ARA KADOYAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled570

GLENDALE

California

GEORGE MCCANDLESS MSN

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled564

STRATFORD

New Jersey

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled558

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

NELSON HERNANDEZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled556

MIAMI

Florida

JOHN JULIAN MD

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled541

BOSTON

Massachusetts

JON HIGHUM M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled528

LA MESA

California

CRISTOBAL ROSARIO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled525

PALM HARBOR

Florida

FAY CANNON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled516

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

EDWARD AJAYI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled514

SMYRNA

Georgia

MARILYN LACHMAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled513

ALBERTVILLE

Alabama

PAUL MAGUIRE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled510

DOVER

New Hampshire

MIGUEL VERDAGUER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled507

LOWELL

Massachusetts

SENTARA NORFOLK GENERAL HOSP

Claims Filled499

NORFOLK

Virginia

WELDON MALLGREN D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled492

CLAREMORE

Oklahoma

MIGUEL PEREZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled484

MIAMI

Florida

PRABHJOT DEOL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled483

WEIRTON

West Virginia

LAISHANG ZHANG M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled473

CREVE COEUR

Missouri

ZEV ZUSMAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled473

SOMERSET

Kentucky

SAHAR SHAFEY M.D.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled473

HAZLET

New Jersey

MANOJBHAI PATEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled472

WASHINGTON

Pennsylvania