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LEXAPRO

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Lexapro (escitalopram) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. It increases serotonin in the brain which regulates mood. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

66.4K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 758 of 3395

$22.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 670 of 3395

12,183
Patients

Rank: 881 of 3395

12,975
Prescribers

Rank: 742 of 3395

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61%

of people say

it's worth it

48%

of people say

it worked well

15%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

5.64M

2011

1.42M

2012

112K

2013

77.2K

2014

66.4K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$721M

2011

$215M

2012

$24.3M

2013

$21.2M

2014

$22.2M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$266

2011

$170

2012

$330

2013

$409

2014

$468

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 1,490 7,484 $2.35M
New York 1,323 7,442 $2.5M
Florida 1,061 5,110 $1.73M
New Jersey 776 3,983 $1.51M
Texas 765 3,813 $1.23M
Pennsylvania 655 3,748 $1.2M
Illinois 387 2,135 $735K
Ohio 410 2,119 $728K
North Carolina 351 1,972 $653K
Minnesota 282 1,724 $653K
Massachusetts 282 1,549 $557K
Connecticut 277 1,490 $513K
Georgia 279 1,475 $471K
Michigan 281 1,458 $530K
Wisconsin 199 1,252 $415K
Tennessee 215 1,150 $356K
Indiana 184 1,081 $338K
Virginia 212 1,071 $364K
South Carolina 187 1,022 $317K
Arizona 213 1,011 $341K
Missouri 186 1,002 $313K
Louisiana 161 907 $268K
Kentucky 150 830 $253K
Maryland 198 815 $339K
Oregon 146 815 $256K
Washington 151 806 $299K
Iowa 113 803 $255K
Colorado 158 780 $274K
Alabama 133 685 $202K
Arkansas 89 539 $166K
Kansas 85 485 $150K
Oklahoma 97 481 $171K
Maine 91 478 $163K
Nebraska 59 399 $116K
New Hampshire 61 354 $130K
West Virginia 66 346 $120K
New Mexico 63 322 $111K
Delaware 64 299 $123K
Nevada 50 284 $78.2K
Mississippi 64 281 $80.4K
Montana 43 279 $80.7K
Rhode Island 43 273 $79.3K
Idaho 45 263 $74.7K
South Dakota 32 262 $70K
Vermont 53 260 $104K
Utah 47 241 $88.4K
North Dakota 37 224 $64.1K
Hawaii 33 157 $64.4K
District of Columbia 20 115 $46.8K
Wyoming 16 87 $27.3K
Alaska 12 78 $22.6K
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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