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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 »

Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

Medicare Part D Claims
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 452,927 $8.76M
Florida 352,200 $7.71M
New York 283,531 $6.87M
Pennsylvania 240,145 $4.57M
Texas 209,136 $4.88M
Ohio 201,046 $4.39M
Illinois 155,035 $3.25M
North Carolina 149,070 $3.25M
Michigan 139,687 $3.32M
Tennessee 138,515 $2.44M
Georgia 128,357 $2.53M
Massachusetts 120,390 $2.27M
Kentucky 113,654 $2.12M
Missouri 111,573 $2M
New Jersey 109,941 $3.41M
Virginia 98,832 $2.05M
Indiana 94,750 $2.13M
Wisconsin 90,410 $1.85M
Minnesota 85,822 $1.88M
Alabama 85,316 $1.65M
Washington 84,310 $1.61M
Arizona 78,528 $1.66M
Louisiana 66,756 $1.26M
Iowa 66,129 $1.2M
South Carolina 65,710 $1.46M
Oregon 65,019 $1.29M
Oklahoma 64,417 $1.31M
Mississippi 53,975 $883K
Connecticut 52,599 $1.39M
Maryland 51,318 $1.29M
Arkansas 49,949 $864K
Colorado 48,995 $950K
West Virginia 46,940 $934K
Kansas 38,554 $770K
Maine 33,696 $891K
New Mexico 27,125 $545K
Nebraska 27,055 $526K
Rhode Island 26,328 $548K
Nevada 26,264 $490K
Idaho 22,717 $511K
Utah 22,645 $482K
New Hampshire 20,128 $471K
Montana 15,937 $339K
South Dakota 13,691 $296K
North Dakota 13,175 $291K
Vermont 10,626 $251K
Delaware 10,533 $297K
Hawaii 8,293 $238K
Alaska 6,094 $114K
Wyoming 6,090 $130K
District of Columbia 3,354 $70.4K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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