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PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Paroxetine tablets and suspension are also used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worrying that is difficult to control), and posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience). Paroxetine extended-release tablets are also used to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD, physical and psychological symptoms that occur before the onset of the menstrual period each month). Paroxetine 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

4.14M
Medicare Part D Claims
$106M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 455,157 $9.79M
Florida 354,953 $8.2M
New York 278,397 $7.41M
Pennsylvania 239,025 $5.21M
Texas 207,429 $5.39M
Ohio 199,192 $4.74M
Illinois 159,381 $3.65M
North Carolina 150,729 $3.59M
Tennessee 138,846 $2.71M
Michigan 131,185 $3.38M
Georgia 126,952 $2.73M
Massachusetts 120,401 $2.76M
Puerto Rico 113,783 $2.22M
Missouri 112,072 $2.21M
Kentucky 111,413 $2.34M
New Jersey 101,808 $3.22M
Virginia 100,197 $2.27M
Indiana 93,184 $2.23M
Wisconsin 89,201 $1.97M
Minnesota 87,425 $1.97M
Alabama 85,725 $1.9M
Washington 85,498 $1.92M
Arizona 79,010 $1.87M
Iowa 67,762 $1.3M
Oregon 65,544 $1.48M
South Carolina 65,468 $1.59M
Oklahoma 64,700 $1.54M
Louisiana 63,262 $1.28M
Mississippi 53,508 $989K
Maryland 51,331 $1.45M
Connecticut 50,434 $1.4M
Arkansas 49,232 $951K
Colorado 48,904 $1.12M
West Virginia 47,514 $1.03M
Kansas 39,125 $851K
Maine 35,007 $995K
Nebraska 28,269 $599K
New Mexico 27,632 $609K
Nevada 26,478 $533K
Rhode Island 26,050 $601K
Idaho 22,988 $573K
Utah 22,326 $546K
New Hampshire 19,558 $511K
Montana 16,309 $382K
South Dakota 14,383 $331K
North Dakota 13,903 $327K
Vermont 11,223 $288K
Delaware 10,224 $330K
Hawaii 8,604 $285K
Alaska 6,880 $151K
Wyoming 6,291 $161K
District of Columbia 3,431 $79.6K
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 PAROXETINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MARIA MOLINA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled506

HIALEAH

Florida

RAZMIK OHANJANIAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled500

GLENDALE

California

DAVID MCELWAIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled500

TULSA

Oklahoma

CARLOS VELAS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled490

BETHLEHEM

Pennsylvania

GUARI MASCARO M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled484

MIAMI

Florida

THOMAS HAYS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled482

BUFFALO

New York

INGRID MIXTER -LEON M.D.

Claims Filled478

MIAMI

Florida

NICOLE GALLEGO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled470

MARGATE

Florida

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled465

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

JORGE BENITO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled450

MIAMI

Florida

GARY VIZE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled449

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

WILLIAM JEANBLANC M.D.

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled447

PORTLAND

Maine

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled441

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

ELSIE TURNER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled435

SILVER SPRING

Maryland

ABIMAEL PEREZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled433

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

JEN HUANG MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled430

MONTEREY PARK

California

JOHN CANALE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled427

O FALLON

Missouri

SUDHIR GOKHALE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled423

OAK LAWN

Illinois

MAHENDER REDDY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled421

HUDSON

Florida

ALFREDO PINIELLA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled420

CORAL GABLES

Florida

JOHN BATISTA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled417

SPRING HILL

Florida

PAUL LEUNG MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled414

PORTLAND

Oregon

KENNETH KROCK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled414

CANTON

Illinois

BARRY SIEGEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled413

ROCHESTER HILLS

Michigan

RAUL RODRIGUEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled411

OMAK

Washington