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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. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

1.03M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 231 of 3238

$44.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 403 of 3238

207,193
Patients

Rank: 278 of 3238

120,685
Prescribers

Rank: 206 of 3238

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60%

of people say

it's worth it

45%

of people say

it worked well

25%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 16,890 75,790 $2.84M
California 17,687 75,647 $3.93M
Ohio 10,976 56,148 $2.5M
Texas 11,997 53,321 $2.34M
Pennsylvania 9,755 52,008 $2.19M
New York 9,629 48,894 $2.14M
North Carolina 7,671 38,968 $1.65M
Tennessee 6,817 33,880 $1.4M
Michigan 7,782 33,354 $1.44M
Georgia 6,495 32,933 $1.37M
Illinois 6,409 31,940 $1.38M
Missouri 5,541 30,307 $1.25M
Massachusetts 4,895 26,649 $1.22M
Kentucky 5,162 25,651 $1.03M
Washington 5,274 25,582 $1.23M
Arkansas 4,060 21,725 $899K
Alabama 4,482 21,624 $822K
Arizona 4,770 21,330 $950K
Virginia 4,526 21,226 $893K
Indiana 4,431 20,890 $923K
Minnesota 4,009 20,465 $1.06M
Wisconsin 3,931 20,446 $977K
South Carolina 3,589 17,373 $763K
Colorado 3,866 17,204 $837K
Oregon 3,474 16,781 $827K
Oklahoma 3,180 15,403 $658K
Louisiana 3,243 15,323 $571K
Iowa 2,428 13,930 $593K
Kansas 2,320 12,765 $507K
Mississippi 2,270 11,476 $417K
New Jersey 2,577 11,269 $471K
Maryland 2,198 9,533 $412K
Nebraska 1,417 8,188 $319K
Rhode Island 1,218 7,898 $366K
New Mexico 1,849 7,770 $385K
Connecticut 1,531 7,479 $330K
West Virginia 1,505 7,060 $275K
Nevada 1,598 6,510 $262K
Idaho 1,190 5,546 $265K
Utah 1,292 5,478 $242K
New Hampshire 959 5,268 $242K
Maine 995 4,535 $221K
South Dakota 630 3,435 $143K
Montana 685 3,388 $132K
North Dakota 451 2,449 $100K
Vermont 435 1,922 $91.7K
Delaware 414 1,893 $92.7K
Hawaii 448 1,824 $109K
Wyoming 306 1,386 $60K
District of Columbia 202 721 $29.4K
Alaska 114 491 $18.3K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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 VENLAFAXINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
NAVEED MIRZA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled150

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri

MARTA WAYT DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled149

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

RAMON GARCIA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled148

SACRAMENTO

California

HUMBERTO SUAREZ TORRES MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled147

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

ESTEBAN LIM M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled147

FORT OGLETHORPE

Georgia

ILEANA BERMAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled147

TAUNTON

Massachusetts

NIHAL SHAH MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled147

LARGO

Florida

BARRY KAPLOWITZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled145

AVENTURA

Florida

DAVID BECK MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled145

COLUMBIA

Missouri

LARRY CAREY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled144

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

DAVID KROESSLER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled144

E. GREENWICH

Rhode Island

ANDREW GASE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled144

TIFFIN

Ohio

LUCAS CASUL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled143

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

WILLIAM TUMLIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled143

LEXINGTON

Georgia

JOHN HILL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled143

COMMERCE

Georgia

DREW COOPER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled142

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

ASHOK SHARMA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled142

DELRAY BEACH

Florida

EDWARD ROSA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled142

CORAL SPRINGS

Florida

FELIX MALDONADO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled141

PONCE

Puerto Rico

JOHN DEGROOTE MD

Claims Filled141

PASCAGOULA

Mississippi

ABUL FAZAL ALI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled140

CLINTON

Missouri

RUFUS REUBEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled140

CUYAHOGA FALLS

Ohio

JEFFREY SMITH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled140

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

KEITH TOBIN D.O.

Claims Filled140

LIVONIA

Michigan

JOSEPH DUNAWAY D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled140

CLARKSVILLE

Arkansas