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SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

12.4M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 25 of 3395

$109M
Retail Cost

Rank: 244 of 3395

2,160,638
Patients

Rank: 42 of 3395

346,229
Prescribers

Rank: 43 of 3395

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59%

of people say

it's worth it

41%

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

9.02M

2011

9.75M

2012

11.1M

2013

11.8M

2014

12.4M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$130M

2011

$120M

2012

$138M

2013

$127M

2014

$109M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$38

2011

$33

2012

$31

2013

$29

2014

$26

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 167,268 850,671 $9.07M
Florida 164,726 808,075 $6.93M
New York 131,002 776,232 $6.67M
Texas 143,463 725,296 $6.04M
Pennsylvania 117,997 719,282 $5.96M
Ohio 105,043 593,382 $6.83M
North Carolina 80,168 458,899 $3.58M
Illinois 75,187 425,390 $3.84M
Michigan 83,489 414,906 $4.66M
Georgia 64,422 385,494 $2.77M
Tennessee 63,733 370,959 $2.74M
Massachusetts 55,526 341,205 $2.94M
Missouri 51,490 309,621 $2.5M
Indiana 52,942 288,072 $2.81M
New Jersey 52,235 277,681 $2.37M
Wisconsin 47,177 276,737 $2.59M
Virginia 51,187 273,306 $2.64M
Kentucky 43,786 269,824 $2.18M
Minnesota 43,726 237,669 $2.56M
Washington 42,506 226,521 $2.01M
Alabama 38,434 214,064 $1.61M
Arizona 40,721 200,475 $1.8M
South Carolina 35,831 192,720 $1.42M
Louisiana 31,909 185,851 $1.34M
Maryland 33,370 168,567 $1.69M
Iowa 25,622 163,003 $1.22M
Oregon 28,929 154,425 $1.5M
Connecticut 25,030 147,757 $1.45M
Arkansas 23,962 143,718 $932K
Kansas 22,877 137,737 $1.15M
Oklahoma 25,787 137,195 $1.19M
Colorado 27,043 135,892 $1.48M
Mississippi 22,219 132,687 $882K
West Virginia 20,250 118,320 $923K
Maine 17,876 94,511 $1.15M
Nebraska 13,828 91,597 $635K
Rhode Island 11,487 81,653 $625K
Utah 14,017 73,188 $650K
New Mexico 14,404 70,139 $568K
Nevada 13,526 64,534 $533K
New Hampshire 11,122 58,936 $557K
Idaho 10,951 56,271 $460K
North Dakota 8,290 51,837 $383K
South Dakota 6,729 42,291 $360K
Montana 6,723 37,251 $309K
Vermont 6,322 33,375 $287K
Delaware 7,035 32,528 $367K
Hawaii 3,988 19,205 $197K
Wyoming 3,281 18,347 $144K
District of Columbia 3,296 15,505 $131K
Alaska 1,628 13,876 $121K
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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Top prescribers for SERTRALINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled4,777

TUCKER

Georgia

RUBEN BRAVO VALVERDE MD

Claims Filled3,799

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,438

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled3,287

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

HAO HUANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,899

CRANSTON

Rhode Island

ZINNIA GARCIA PENA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,668

YABUCOA

Puerto Rico

VICOTR MARIANO MERCEDES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled2,570

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

JONATHAN BREMER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,330

ELIZABETHTON

Tennessee

CYNTHIA PINSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,328

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

JULIO FONTANEZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,244

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

MARIO AGUADO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,205

MIAMI

Florida

MARIA RODIL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,184

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

JAPHET GAZTAMBIDE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,143

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,110

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

MARCO RODRIGUEZ APONTE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,970

PONCE

Puerto Rico

NITZA VADI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,954

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

MIGUEL STUBBS M.D.,P.C.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,885

SMYRNA

Georgia

MAGALY JOHNSON MD

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,843

MANATI

Puerto Rico

MELVIN VELAZQUEZ M.D.

Mental Health Counselor

Claims Filled1,784

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

DAVID FLORES MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,718

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

MARITZA ORTIZ ACOSTA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,713

PONCE

Puerto Rico

LAURA DE BIEN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,709

MIAMI

Florida

NANCY WATSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,697

DEMOREST

Georgia

JAMES CHUDLEIGH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,669

VOLENTE

Texas

KARI SHIELDS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,654

GRAYSON

Kentucky