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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
ANANDARAJ SUBRAMANIUM M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled155

MOUNTAIN VIEW

Arkansas

DAVID KROESSLER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled155

EAST GREENWICH

Rhode Island

SHELBY CASH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled154

HUDSON

Ohio

JOHN STOUKIDES MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled154

NORTH PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

TIMOTHY ROSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled154

VANCOUVER

Washington

CHARLES BAUGHMAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled154

GROVE CITY

Ohio

ROBERT WINANS DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled153

COLORADO SPRINGS

Colorado

SAI CHUNDU MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled152

CORONA

California

ALMOS NAGY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled152

MANCHESTER

New Hampshire

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled152

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

DAVID LEE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled152

RIVERSIDE

California

THOMAS PATNAUDE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled151

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

LEONARDO ALONSO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled150

MIAMI

Florida

HOWARD SULS MD

Sports Medicine

Claims Filled149

BEDFORD

New Hampshire

BERNICE WONG MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled149

MATTAPAN

Massachusetts

JITENDRA MEHTA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled147

WINTER HAVEN

Florida

SUSAN PAQUETTE RN-CNS

Registered Nurse, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Child Adolescent

Claims Filled147

MIDDLETOWN

Rhode Island

KENT BRITTON M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled146

AURORA

Colorado

RAMSEY JACKSON M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled146

ATLANTA

Georgia

BARKAT KHAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled145

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

BARRY KAPLOWITZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled144

AVENTURA

Florida

CHARLES WALKER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled143

TAMPA

Florida

MARK SMITH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled141

AKRON

Ohio

NICHOLAS EMILIANI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled141

COLONIAL HEIGHTS

Virginia

BOB WORLEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled141

GREENWOOD VILLAGE

Colorado