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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 2014

58.2K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 788 of 3362

$25.1M
Retail Cost

Rank: 576 of 3362

8,805
Patients

Rank: 960 of 3362

9,943
Prescribers

Rank: 808 of 3362

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it worked well

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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

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 880 5,561 $2.43M
New York 693 4,653 $1.96M
Texas 623 3,505 $1.47M
Pennsylvania 533 3,490 $1.4M
Florida 529 3,157 $1.4M
New Jersey 422 2,541 $1.23M
Ohio 346 2,316 $1.07M
Massachusetts 287 2,027 $917K
North Carolina 300 2,013 $813K
Minnesota 236 1,647 $844K
Georgia 237 1,561 $643K
Tennessee 215 1,457 $643K
Wisconsin 203 1,453 $680K
Illinois 241 1,432 $627K
Washington 182 1,229 $546K
Michigan 229 1,227 $629K
Missouri 163 1,159 $443K
Virginia 167 1,047 $458K
South Carolina 157 1,027 $392K
Oregon 150 1,022 $415K
Indiana 129 904 $339K
Arizona 153 899 $406K
Kentucky 132 852 $325K
Iowa 106 847 $381K
Louisiana 113 790 $282K
Colorado 143 779 $383K
Connecticut 111 774 $338K
Alabama 107 747 $248K
New Hampshire 95 671 $290K
Oklahoma 91 585 $250K
Maryland 123 574 $302K
Maine 63 535 $211K
Rhode Island 53 423 $190K
West Virginia 64 391 $156K
Arkansas 57 371 $160K
Utah 57 348 $174K
Mississippi 57 346 $127K
Nebraska 55 338 $134K
Vermont 42 337 $151K
Kansas 53 312 $136K
Idaho 49 270 $108K
New Mexico 53 243 $111K
Nevada 44 226 $121K
Montana 32 219 $90.1K
North Dakota 21 192 $68K
South Dakota 25 180 $79.2K
Delaware 34 158 $89.6K
District of Columbia 18 149 $76.2K
Wyoming 14 129 $44.6K
Hawaii 17 85 $43.4K
Alaska 27 $12.7K
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 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 EFFEXOR XR

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