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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). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

6.38M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 50 of 3362

$90.8M
Retail Cost

Rank: 255 of 3362

1,129,130
Patients

Rank: 76 of 3362

272,955
Prescribers

Rank: 65 of 3362

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61%

of people say

it's worth it

40%

of people say

it worked well

16%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 129,912 631,386 $8.47M
Florida 78,083 391,785 $5.58M
Texas 64,848 321,450 $4.65M
Pennsylvania 48,606 301,233 $4.13M
New York 48,476 291,130 $4.24M
Ohio 45,304 257,309 $3.95M
North Carolina 40,410 226,312 $3.2M
Massachusetts 32,878 209,035 $3.71M
Michigan 41,478 205,946 $3.17M
Georgia 35,282 199,430 $2.58M
Illinois 33,835 188,126 $2.81M
Tennessee 33,099 185,941 $2.42M
Missouri 27,836 167,890 $2.37M
Indiana 31,469 166,384 $2.53M
Wisconsin 26,537 152,299 $2.6M
Washington 28,375 145,902 $2.28M
Kentucky 23,456 136,356 $1.88M
Virginia 24,846 132,545 $2.03M
Arizona 24,964 120,521 $1.83M
Alabama 20,829 118,143 $1.42M
Minnesota 21,773 117,111 $1.95M
South Carolina 21,085 109,799 $1.37M
Oregon 20,494 106,186 $1.58M
New Jersey 17,744 99,119 $1.47M
Colorado 20,755 98,719 $1.5M
Louisiana 16,731 95,782 $1.2M
Oklahoma 16,612 88,357 $1.26M
Arkansas 14,408 84,772 $938K
Iowa 13,484 82,209 $994K
Maryland 14,239 70,655 $1.11M
Connecticut 10,535 63,316 $1.05M
Mississippi 10,814 61,973 $677K
Kansas 10,190 59,011 $806K
West Virginia 9,832 56,612 $762K
Utah 11,082 53,558 $845K
Maine 8,462 44,298 $802K
Nevada 8,982 43,746 $655K
Idaho 7,781 40,256 $597K
New Mexico 8,173 39,639 $600K
Rhode Island 5,541 37,048 $588K
Nebraska 5,458 33,416 $434K
New Hampshire 5,846 33,144 $552K
Montana 4,579 25,190 $360K
South Dakota 3,119 19,622 $276K
Vermont 3,345 18,125 $353K
North Dakota 2,829 17,312 $242K
Delaware 3,411 15,916 $310K
Hawaii 2,162 10,952 $145K
Wyoming 1,777 9,721 $134K
Alaska 1,148 9,422 $117K
District of Columbia 1,480 6,435 $91.8K
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. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 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
TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled927

TUCKER

Georgia

NARENDRA NAGAREDDY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled920

JONESBORO

Georgia

MOHMMAD MUNIR M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled919

DEDHAM

Massachusetts

NORBERTO PELLOT M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled908

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

INGRID ALICEA BERRIOS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled907

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

PAUL COTTON M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled885

BURLINGTON

Vermont

HARRY VARCARCEL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled868

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

JORGE DE JESUS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled858

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

AVELINO MONTALVAN - RUIZ M.D.

Professional Counselor

Claims Filled853

DORADO

Puerto Rico

CARLOS BACO-ALFARO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled852

OROCOVIS

Puerto Rico

LINDA KOLLROSS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled848

EAU CLAIRE

Wisconsin

VISWA DURVASULA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled827

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

NAVEED MIRZA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled826

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri

ERIK MEDINA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled822

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

MIRIAM GRAHAM RN-PC

Registered Nurse, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled821

WESTFIELD

Massachusetts

KRISHNA VIJAYASARATHI DO

Psychiatry

Claims Filled818

BAKERSFIELD

California

LELAND HELLER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled817

OKEECHOBEE

Florida

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled805

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

EDGAR ORTIZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled801

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

DAVID KRAFT M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled797

NORTHAMPTON

Massachusetts

NELSA RODRIGUEZ CESPEDES MD

Psychoanalyst

Claims Filled792

CANOVANAS

Puerto Rico

HUMBERTO SUAREZ TORRES MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled791

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

PAUL MAGUIRE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled772

DOVER

New Hampshire

MADELINE SANTOS-CARLO MD

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled763

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

KARL JONES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled762

ST PETERSBURG

Florida