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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 »


Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for FLUOXETINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MATTHEW KAATZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled405

PULASKI

Virginia

TRENA LAWSON APN

Registered Nurse, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled405

CLEVELAND

Tennessee

KRISTEN GRABLE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled403

DALLAS

Texas

RICHARD CAREY RN/NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled403

MALDEN

Massachusetts

PRAVEEN ABRAHAM DO

Psychiatry

Claims Filled401

CLEVELAND

Ohio

RONALD SMITH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled400

BLYTHEVILLE

Arkansas

JOEL LAST MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled399

LATROBE

Pennsylvania

FRANCISCO COTA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled398

EL PASO

Texas

JAGVEER SANDHU MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled398

PEORIA

Arizona

JOSE IGOA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled397

MCALLEN

Texas

JOHN KESSEL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled397

HICKORY

North Carolina

RICHARD ZIELINSKI MD

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled395

LAWTON

Oklahoma

MARK FLEISHER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled394

OMAHA

Nebraska

LEO YASON M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled394

BROOKSVILLE

Florida

THEODORE WILF M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled393

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

FAYZ HUDEFI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled392

BARLING

Arkansas

SATNAM MAHAL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled392

OSAGE BEACH

Missouri

BHADRESHKUMAR PARIKH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled390

TAMARAC

Florida

WILLIAM LORDEN PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled390

BAY CITY

Michigan

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled390

FORT WORTH

Texas

VIANN ELLSWORTH RN CNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Community

Claims Filled390

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

SUBRAMANIYAM VASUDEVAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled389

MELBOURNE

Florida

CHRISTOPHER BENTON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled389

NASHUA

New Hampshire

JAGDISH PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled388

CONNERSVILLE

Indiana

ERIC KUBRAK M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled388

SOUTHGATE

Michigan