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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
MANOJBHAI PATEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled472

WASHINGTON

Pennsylvania

TONY RUIZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled471

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

DENNIS LOVE PAC

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled471

BUTLER

Pennsylvania

KOTI MANNEM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled468

GREEN BAY

Wisconsin

FERNANDO LOPEZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled466

DOTHAN

Alabama

RENU BHATEJA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled466

OAK RIDGE

Tennessee

MARK SLAVEN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled462

ONEIDA

New York

NARAYANA REDDY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled460

PEORIA

Illinois

SAI CHUNDU MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled460

CORONA

California

JOHN WAGNER M.D., C.M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled459

CULLMAN

Alabama

MARY GILLESPIE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled458

SEWICKLEY

Pennsylvania

JOHNATHAN GREENFIELD MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled456

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

TODD GATES D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled455

HAINES CITY

Florida

SHAMIMARA BORACHI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled453

HOLIDAY

Florida

ASHUTOSH PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled452

FESTUS

Missouri

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled449

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

WILLIAM FULLER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled449

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota

FRANK WEINHOLT M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled443

MONROE

Louisiana

ALEJANDRO ROCA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled437

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

JOSEPH LUCAS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled437

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

KEVIN MAYS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled437

LEAWOOD

Kansas

ERIC FAN D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled437

THOMASVILLE

Georgia

CHENG PAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled436

TIPP CITY

Ohio

PREM SALHOTRA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled433

YUCCA VALLEY

California

LAURA CHILDRESS HAZEN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled430

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania