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LEXAPRO

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Lexapro (Escitalopram) 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

77.2K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 719 of 3362

$21.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 634 of 3362

15,187
Patients

Rank: 815 of 3362

15,702
Prescribers

Rank: 692 of 3362

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59%

of people say

it's worth it

45%

of people say

it worked well

15%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 1,975 9,122 $2.34M
New York 1,627 8,520 $2.38M
Florida 1,331 6,180 $1.68M
New Jersey 964 4,635 $1.48M
Texas 961 4,447 $1.22M
Pennsylvania 782 4,374 $1.15M
Ohio 519 2,596 $739K
Illinois 457 2,332 $666K
North Carolina 468 2,290 $612K
Minnesota 331 1,883 $599K
Georgia 350 1,750 $434K
Massachusetts 287 1,684 $479K
Michigan 333 1,628 $486K
Wisconsin 243 1,499 $387K
Connecticut 311 1,462 $443K
Indiana 250 1,286 $326K
Tennessee 253 1,274 $347K
Arizona 277 1,242 $360K
Louisiana 223 1,223 $286K
Virginia 261 1,193 $342K
Missouri 202 1,096 $296K
Kentucky 204 1,068 $276K
South Carolina 203 995 $265K
Iowa 176 976 $254K
Maryland 239 908 $308K
Oregon 176 886 $229K
Washington 171 884 $264K
Colorado 180 809 $232K
Alabama 157 764 $188K
Oklahoma 138 660 $188K
Arkansas 114 598 $157K
Kansas 105 568 $147K
Maine 92 503 $141K
Nebraska 80 455 $116K
West Virginia 84 435 $114K
New Hampshire 79 427 $121K
Mississippi 93 409 $88K
Rhode Island 48 369 $77.4K
Nevada 66 337 $77.5K
Delaware 71 314 $110K
Montana 58 307 $72K
Utah 64 306 $104K
Idaho 57 306 $72.2K
New Mexico 62 303 $94.7K
South Dakota 42 284 $61.4K
Vermont 53 265 $88.6K
Hawaii 49 252 $68.4K
North Dakota 44 219 $51.8K
District of Columbia 27 133 $40.5K
Alaska 18 85 $20.2K
Wyoming 16 79 $20.2K
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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