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VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Venlafaxine extended-release (long-acting) capsules are also used to treat generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worrying that is difficult to control), social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life), and panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Venlafaxine is in a class of medications called selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). It works by increasing the amounts of serotonin and norepinephrine, natural substances in the brain that help maintain mental balance. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

658K
Medicare Part D Claims
$60.4M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 79,441 $4.41M
California 78,281 $4.83M
Ohio 54,884 $3.06M
Texas 53,495 $3.09M
Pennsylvania 52,322 $3.19M
New York 48,205 $2.86M
North Carolina 38,951 $2.32M
Georgia 34,298 $1.81M
Tennessee 33,717 $1.86M
Illinois 30,397 $1.75M
Michigan 30,139 $2.09M
Missouri 29,953 $1.68M
Massachusetts 26,595 $1.73M
Kentucky 26,548 $1.42M
Washington 26,332 $1.7M
Virginia 23,283 $1.36M
Arizona 22,718 $1.28M
Indiana 22,102 $1.27M
Minnesota 21,890 $1.38M
Arkansas 21,310 $1.2M
Alabama 20,527 $1.03M
Wisconsin 20,367 $1.3M
Colorado 17,530 $1.11M
South Carolina 17,397 $1.02M
Oregon 17,315 $1.09M
Oklahoma 16,186 $938K
Louisiana 14,793 $750K
Iowa 14,346 $814K
Kansas 12,896 $689K
Puerto Rico 12,543 $375K
Mississippi 12,430 $595K
New Jersey 11,393 $707K
Maryland 9,005 $562K
Rhode Island 8,578 $548K
Nebraska 8,404 $437K
Connecticut 7,934 $461K
New Mexico 7,913 $466K
West Virginia 7,543 $435K
Idaho 6,421 $392K
Nevada 6,399 $373K
Utah 5,939 $408K
New Hampshire 5,294 $321K
Maine 4,651 $266K
Montana 3,678 $206K
South Dakota 3,538 $202K
North Dakota 2,509 $121K
Vermont 2,402 $160K
Delaware 1,968 $130K
Hawaii 1,729 $110K
Wyoming 1,662 $107K
Alaska 733 $33K
District of Columbia 391 $25.2K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


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Top prescribers for VENLAFAXINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MURALI RAMADURAI M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled180

NEWTON

Massachusetts

BRENT SAVELLI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled179

TIFTON

Georgia

CHARLES DAVIS

Family Medicine

Claims Filled177

BOULDER

Colorado

WILLIAM BRADEN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled175

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

ANDREW GASE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled174

TIFFIN

Ohio

RAMON GARCIA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled174

SACRAMENTO

California

TANVEER CHAUDHRY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled173

SPRING HILL

Florida

ETHAN KASS DO MBA

Psychiatry

Claims Filled173

CORAL SPRINGS

Florida

MONICA BANERJEE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled171

PHOENIX

Arizona

RICHARD GRANT M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled166

ATTALLA

Alabama

NICHOLAS TELEW M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled165

EUGENE

Oregon

HAO HUANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled165

CRANSTON

Rhode Island

KEVIN FERGUSON M.D.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled164

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

STEPHEN VERNIER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled164

YUKON

Oklahoma

GARY LEHMAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled163

ORLANDO

Florida

DAVID CHESLER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled162

CHARLOTTESVILLE

Virginia

DALE GOINS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled162

HOPE

Arkansas

BEN RAINES DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled161

HAYS

North Carolina

ASHRAF AHMED MD

Neurology

Claims Filled161

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

AMJAD BAHNASSI M.D.

Claims Filled160

PALMER

Massachusetts

RAEFORD PUGH MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled158

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

INDIRA MAHALINGAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled156

BROOMFIELD

Colorado

ERIC BARNES D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled156

COLUMBIA

Missouri

MOHAMED MOHAMED MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled156

ROCHESTER

New York

TERRY SLAYMAN M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled155

WESTERVILLE

Ohio