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EFFEXOR XR

VENLAFAXINE HCL

Effexor (Venlafaxine) is a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) antidepressant. It increases serotonin and norepinephrine activity in the brain, which regulate mood. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Venlafaxine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

50.1K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 828 of 3395

$25.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 628 of 3395

7,384
Patients

Rank: 1019 of 3395

8,555
Prescribers

Rank: 858 of 3395

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it's worth it

51%

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it worked well

23%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

262K

2011

88.3K

2012

69K

2013

58.2K

2014

50.1K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$58M

2011

$25.6M

2012

$23.9M

2013

$25.1M

2014

$25.6M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$222

2011

$460

2012

$522

2013

$550

2014

$604

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 722 4,681 $2.42M
New York 579 3,874 $2.01M
Texas 526 2,886 $1.44M
Pennsylvania 406 2,810 $1.35M
Florida 447 2,664 $1.42M
New Jersey 366 2,236 $1.22M
Ohio 296 1,991 $1.14M
Massachusetts 264 1,928 $1.05M
North Carolina 263 1,749 $846K
Minnesota 220 1,609 $915K
Georgia 197 1,322 $635K
Tennessee 171 1,278 $657K
Wisconsin 167 1,241 $666K
Illinois 187 1,229 $597K
Missouri 144 993 $479K
Washington 138 947 $517K
Michigan 189 943 $620K
Virginia 145 940 $485K
South Carolina 146 939 $435K
Indiana 122 860 $361K
Iowa 96 827 $443K
Arizona 142 795 $422K
Oregon 119 761 $387K
Colorado 120 754 $411K
Kentucky 108 687 $324K
Alabama 94 670 $280K
Louisiana 93 667 $273K
Connecticut 101 657 $345K
Maryland 103 582 $320K
New Hampshire 82 549 $277K
Maine 73 544 $265K
Oklahoma 68 461 $240K
Vermont 40 366 $189K
West Virginia 58 362 $165K
Rhode Island 48 359 $196K
Arkansas 49 325 $174K
Mississippi 44 321 $135K
Nebraska 37 284 $125K
Kansas 37 248 $126K
Utah 39 243 $134K
Idaho 43 228 $120K
North Dakota 21 210 $90.5K
Montana 25 204 $92.7K
Nevada 43 196 $123K
New Mexico 33 192 $101K
South Dakota 28 160 $73.4K
Wyoming 11 118 $51.7K
Delaware 23 113 $75.2K
District of Columbia 18 110 $79.8K
Hawaii 13 58 $40.8K
Alaska 30 $13.6K
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. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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