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FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine 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. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

6.08M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 53 of 3238

$89.4M
Retail Cost

Rank: 228 of 3238

1,062,348
Patients

Rank: 73 of 3238

265,396
Prescribers

Rank: 63 of 3238

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59%

of people say

it's worth it

35%

of people say

it worked well

18%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 126,545 619,895 $8.67M
Florida 73,055 378,542 $5.69M
Texas 60,491 305,271 $4.43M
Pennsylvania 46,527 291,545 $4.16M
New York 45,296 272,124 $4.3M
Ohio 42,614 240,822 $3.72M
North Carolina 37,751 213,222 $3.07M
Massachusetts 31,222 201,518 $3.34M
Michigan 38,835 195,204 $3.17M
Georgia 32,609 183,159 $2.49M
Tennessee 31,506 179,892 $2.57M
Illinois 30,227 171,470 $2.58M
Indiana 30,314 162,180 $2.57M
Missouri 26,083 160,286 $2.36M
Wisconsin 24,746 148,102 $2.58M
Washington 26,825 141,084 $2.1M
Kentucky 22,144 130,432 $1.97M
Virginia 22,920 124,531 $1.97M
Alabama 20,187 120,126 $1.48M
Arizona 23,258 114,582 $1.74M
Minnesota 20,544 113,859 $1.86M
Oregon 19,144 101,564 $1.42M
New Jersey 16,769 95,261 $1.57M
South Carolina 17,916 94,466 $1.41M
Colorado 18,488 91,068 $1.31M
Louisiana 15,399 89,211 $1.23M
Oklahoma 15,963 86,763 $1.29M
Iowa 12,736 80,175 $959K
Arkansas 13,542 79,420 $1.01M
Maryland 12,531 63,208 $1.01M
Connecticut 9,942 60,593 $1.01M
Mississippi 10,201 59,056 $714K
Kansas 9,531 56,446 $795K
West Virginia 9,433 54,361 $797K
Utah 10,416 52,635 $782K
Maine 7,966 42,659 $725K
Nevada 8,391 41,713 $667K
New Mexico 7,725 38,459 $587K
Idaho 7,081 37,962 $553K
Rhode Island 5,232 35,174 $541K
Nebraska 5,034 31,621 $414K
New Hampshire 5,304 30,214 $526K
Montana 4,338 24,700 $357K
South Dakota 2,934 18,793 $283K
Vermont 3,126 17,127 $315K
North Dakota 2,734 17,029 $233K
Delaware 3,206 15,299 $290K
Hawaii 2,249 11,469 $146K
Wyoming 1,593 9,241 $125K
Alaska 1,080 8,314 $99K
District of Columbia 1,294 6,095 $88.1K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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
FERNANDO MENDEZ-VILLAMIL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,264

MIAMI

Florida

JUDY RIVERA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,175

TOA ALTA

Puerto Rico

FRANKLIN RIVERA-CARRASQUILLO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,156

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

JESUS RIVERO MD

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,145

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

JULIO FONTANEZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,126

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

MARITZA ORTIZ ACOSTA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,113

PONCE

Puerto Rico

JEAN SUMNER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,076

SANDERSVILLE

Georgia

FELIX MALDONADO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,074

PONCE

Puerto Rico

JOSE ZAMORA-ALVAREZ

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,060

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

FRANK WEINHOLT M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,044

MONROE

Louisiana

ANGEL LOYOLA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,038

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

LUIS ESCABI MD

Prescribing Medical Psychologist

Claims Filled1,037

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

SHAHZAD HASHMI M.D.,

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,007

LAWRENCEVILLE

Georgia

JOSE RODRIGUEZ CAY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,006

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

HARRY VARCARCEL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled996

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

RUBEN BRAVO VALVERDE MD

Claims Filled995

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

ANGEL GOMEZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled990

COAMO

Puerto Rico

PEDRO OYOLA-NIEVES M.D.

Mental Health Counselor

Claims Filled984

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

ARTURO ARROBA CARPIO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled983

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

RAUL BENITEZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled981

MANATI

Puerto Rico

POLLY RUIZ SANTIAGO MD

Specialist

Claims Filled980

BARCELONETA

Puerto Rico

ISIS SANCHEZ-LONGO DRA

Psychiatry

Claims Filled955

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

WELDON MALLGREN D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled935

CLAREMORE

Oklahoma

MOHAMMAD HASAN MD

Addiction Psychiatry

Claims Filled905

BECKLEY

West Virginia

DAVID KRAFT M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled877

NORTHAMPTON

Massachusetts