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FLUOXETINE HCL

Prozac (Fluoxetine) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. It increases serotonin activity in the brain, which regulates mood. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

23.9K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1018 of 3362

$15.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 710 of 3362

4,127
Patients

Rank: 1174 of 3362

4,717
Prescribers

Rank: 1055 of 3362

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61%

of people say

it's worth it

40%

of people say

it worked well

16%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

21K

2011

22.1K

2012

23.8K

2013

23.9K

2014

23.2K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$9.91M

2011

$11.5M

2012

$13.4M

2013

$15.2M

2014

$17.9M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$441

2011

$498

2012

$475

2013

$519

2014

$585

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 473 2,453 $1.74M
New York 375 2,264 $1.44M
New Jersey 266 1,459 $1.04M
Florida 307 1,455 $947K
Pennsylvania 227 1,312 $772K
Texas 202 1,249 $722K
North Carolina 152 969 $577K
Massachusetts 148 831 $497K
Georgia 120 768 $450K
Minnesota 106 694 $483K
Michigan 131 690 $449K
Ohio 132 675 $464K
Connecticut 106 590 $353K
Wisconsin 95 582 $412K
Illinois 95 576 $293K
Indiana 98 520 $366K
Virginia 90 503 $348K
Arizona 85 435 $297K
Washington 84 413 $232K
Alabama 65 410 $210K
Tennessee 81 397 $236K
Missouri 56 322 $182K
Louisiana 48 316 $156K
Maryland 48 304 $182K
Kentucky 54 277 $203K
Maine 34 269 $180K
Oregon 42 241 $169K
South Carolina 45 237 $130K
Colorado 43 228 $149K
Iowa 33 219 $128K
Oklahoma 39 206 $147K
Vermont 25 162 $116K
Kansas 23 141 $93K
Utah 24 136 $92.2K
Nebraska 17 134 $64.3K
New Hampshire 21 131 $86.2K
West Virginia 24 128 $88.9K
Mississippi 14 108 $32.7K
Rhode Island 16 102 $57.7K
North Dakota 13 101 $57.8K
New Mexico 17 91 $49.3K
Arkansas 18 88 $70.3K
Idaho 12 85 $55.7K
Hawaii 14 80 $83.4K
Nevada 17 77 $38.8K
Delaware 16 75 $53.9K
District of Columbia 53 $36.3K
Montana 11 48 $26.2K
South Dakota 41 $28K
Alaska 24 $26.1K
Wyoming 14 $5,880
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 PROZAC

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ROBERT CHALEMIAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled61

OAKLAND

New Jersey