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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. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

4.83M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 70 of 3238

$97.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 214 of 3238

827,016
Patients

Rank: 101 of 3238

245,276
Prescribers

Rank: 75 of 3238

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it's worth it

35%

of people say

it worked well

23%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 85,060 461,578 $8.92M
Florida 68,149 361,760 $7.3M
New York 51,491 307,188 $7.34M
Pennsylvania 39,670 249,767 $4.81M
Texas 46,706 235,685 $5.13M
Ohio 37,992 213,360 $4.5M
North Carolina 27,835 164,684 $3.29M
Michigan 30,771 158,033 $3.66M
Illinois 27,349 154,018 $3.1M
Tennessee 25,455 148,223 $2.56M
Georgia 23,214 134,624 $2.54M
Massachusetts 19,657 124,450 $2.2M
Kentucky 19,672 118,160 $2.16M
Missouri 18,921 115,116 $1.99M
New Jersey 21,130 113,900 $3.26M
Indiana 19,031 103,512 $2.3M
Virginia 17,945 101,927 $2.04M
Alabama 16,126 96,414 $1.8M
Wisconsin 15,543 93,666 $1.94M
Minnesota 15,283 85,816 $1.82M
Washington 15,306 84,235 $1.51M
Arizona 16,302 80,601 $1.59M
Iowa 10,560 67,841 $1.16M
Louisiana 11,315 67,521 $1.23M
South Carolina 12,338 67,182 $1.43M
Oregon 11,637 65,664 $1.23M
Oklahoma 11,610 62,784 $1.22M
Maryland 10,872 55,011 $1.36M
Connecticut 9,016 53,688 $1.34M
Mississippi 8,739 52,935 $799K
Arkansas 8,816 52,400 $869K
Colorado 9,484 50,947 $968K
West Virginia 8,122 47,958 $911K
Kansas 6,826 41,457 $783K
Maine 5,937 32,153 $775K
Nebraska 4,310 28,184 $536K
Nevada 5,439 27,000 $491K
Rhode Island 3,997 26,936 $440K
New Mexico 5,271 26,703 $552K
Utah 4,328 23,429 $470K
Idaho 4,012 22,043 $447K
New Hampshire 3,681 20,823 $461K
Montana 2,664 16,048 $307K
North Dakota 2,240 13,906 $307K
South Dakota 2,109 13,737 $269K
Delaware 2,760 12,603 $360K
Vermont 1,841 10,160 $235K
Hawaii 1,608 8,423 $205K
Alaska 738 5,950 $88.8K
Wyoming 971 5,588 $114K
District of Columbia 832 3,891 $86K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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 PAROXETINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ARIEL ROJAS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled589

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

MADELINE SANTOS-CARLO MD

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled588

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled588

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

RUTH RIVERA-MALAVE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled560

MANATI

Puerto Rico

LUIS PADRON MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled554

MIAMI

Florida

BEATRIZ TRUJILLO MIRANDA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled551

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

ELSIE TURNER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled551

SILVER SPRING

Maryland

MICHAEL MCCOMBS D.O.,

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled551

DOVER

Ohio

GEORGE CIOFFI DNP, PMHNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled550

MIAMI

Florida

SYLVIA LAGDAN ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled542

TACOMA

Washington

ELIAS JIMENEZ

Psychiatry

Claims Filled540

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

ASYA KUPISK MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled531

LOS ANGELES

California

HUMBERTO SUAREZ TORRES MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled529

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

NELSA RODRIGUEZ CESPEDES MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled527

CANOVANAS

Puerto Rico

HECTOR RIVERA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled519

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

CARLOS PEREZ-CORTES

Psychiatry

Claims Filled518

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

ALLAN MCCORKLE M.D.

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled514

AMARILLO

Texas

JORGE DE JESUS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled513

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

KAREN SOTO-MEDINA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled512

MANATI

Puerto Rico

ARTURO SUAREZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled511

HIALEAH

Florida

DAVID MCELWAIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled510

TULSA

Oklahoma

DAVID BOOTH DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled510

EUPORA

Mississippi

BERNARDO GARCIA-GRANDA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled505

MIAMI

Florida

JORGE ABAD MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled504

MIAMI

Florida

JOSEFINA ROJAS-RUIZ M.D

Psychiatry

Claims Filled503

RIO PIEDRAS

Puerto Rico