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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
MARTA BETANCOURT

Family Medicine

Claims Filled499

HIALEAH

Florida

ENRIQUE CASUSO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled498

MIAMI

Florida

ARTURO ARROBA CARPIO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled496

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

JAIME ESTRADA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled495

CALEXICO

California

FERNANDO MENDEZ-VILLAMIL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled490

MIAMI

Florida

QUINTON WELDON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled487

AMERICUS

Georgia

BARRY SIEGEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled487

ROCHESTER HILLS

Michigan

NILDA GARCIA SILVA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled486

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

LUIS NEGRON M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled482

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

EDELMIRO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled481

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

MOHMMAD MUNIR M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled481

DEDHAM

Massachusetts

ANTONIO PINERA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled480

MIAMI

Florida

LUIS ANDUX M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled479

MIAMI

Florida

ANABEL LOPEZ-RIVERA M.D.

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Adult Mental Health

Claims Filled478

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

HARRY VARCARCEL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled469

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

MUKESH JAIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled468

SOUTHAVEN

Mississippi

ZALESKIE RUIZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled467

CABO ROJO

Puerto Rico

CARLOS GONZALEZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled467

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

THOMAS HAYS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled463

BUFFALO

New York

FELIX MALDONADO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled462

PONCE

Puerto Rico

VISWA DURVASULA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled462

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

MOHAMMAD HASAN MD

Addiction Psychiatry

Claims Filled461

BECKLEY

West Virginia

TREVOR LINDSAY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled460

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

HAN LEE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled457

SANDUSKY

Ohio

RAZMIK OHANJANIAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled456

GLENDALE

California