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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
PUNYABRATA ROY M.D.

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled429

CENTRE HALL

Pennsylvania

JAYME BORK

Neurology

Claims Filled427

DULUTH

Minnesota

PHILLIP IMMESOETE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled427

PEORIA

Illinois

GINA PUZZUOLI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled426

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

LINDA SMOTHERS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled425

GREAT BARRINGTON

Massachusetts

OSCAR FONSECA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled424

HOUSTON

Texas

BRENNON GILES NURSE PRACTIONER

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled423

ASHLAND

Kentucky

MARIA GATICALES MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled422

GREENLAND

New Hampshire

MICHAEL COX M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled421

LIVINGSTON

Tennessee

RAVINDER MAMEDI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled420

ROANOKE RAPIDS

North Carolina

GEORGIE STANFORD M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled419

FLORENCE

Alabama

JERRY STRINGFELLOW MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled418

TEXARKANA

Texas

MARIO GALVARINO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled418

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

MARSHALL VANCE D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled417

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

BARRY SIEGEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled416

ROCHESTER HILLS

Michigan

RAVIKUMAR KANNEGANTI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled415

BEAUMONT

Texas

FERDINAND ARMAS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled415

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

HENRY WEHMAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled415

CARLISLE

Pennsylvania

NECHAL TEJWANI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled414

PEABODY

Massachusetts

ROBERT LYNCH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled413

RIVERBANK

California

KAY GRULING MD FAAFP

Family Medicine

Claims Filled411

WAUSAU

Wisconsin

STELLA MONTES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled410

ORLANDO

Florida

KENNETH BEROZA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled407

MT PLEASANT

Michigan

PAUL FALLON M.D

Psychiatry

Claims Filled406

PORTSMOUTH

New Hampshire

SYAM KUNAM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled406

REDLANDS

California