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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 2014

11.8M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 25 of 3362

$127M
Retail Cost

Rank: 205 of 3362

2,025,796
Patients

Rank: 42 of 3362

335,367
Prescribers

Rank: 43 of 3362

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it's worth it

40%

of people say

it worked well

15%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 159,116 817,791 $9.91M
Florida 154,011 774,282 $8.14M
New York 125,044 748,088 $7.84M
Texas 134,315 696,808 $7.26M
Pennsylvania 110,297 681,435 $7.2M
Ohio 98,219 562,244 $7.26M
North Carolina 74,732 440,131 $4.39M
Illinois 70,152 400,174 $4.56M
Michigan 78,170 392,692 $4.59M
Georgia 59,912 362,305 $3.7M
Tennessee 59,671 355,005 $3.26M
Massachusetts 50,338 319,103 $3.37M
Missouri 47,406 286,544 $3.16M
Indiana 49,584 276,934 $3.3M
New Jersey 49,999 267,356 $2.81M
Wisconsin 43,777 264,194 $3.2M
Virginia 47,824 260,619 $3.07M
Kentucky 41,155 255,107 $2.72M
Minnesota 40,451 224,181 $2.73M
Alabama 36,974 210,816 $1.83M
Washington 38,926 209,691 $2.29M
Arizona 37,643 187,053 $2.11M
South Carolina 33,904 185,383 $1.78M
Louisiana 29,935 173,488 $1.55M
Maryland 29,810 153,188 $1.87M
Iowa 23,656 152,573 $1.49M
Oregon 26,883 146,113 $1.61M
Connecticut 22,982 140,387 $1.55M
Arkansas 22,591 136,625 $1.21M
Oklahoma 24,423 132,636 $1.44M
Kansas 21,564 131,376 $1.51M
Colorado 24,623 128,601 $1.64M
Mississippi 20,626 126,021 $1.1M
West Virginia 19,334 112,192 $1.14M
Maine 16,924 91,970 $1.17M
Nebraska 13,257 88,253 $833K
Rhode Island 10,872 82,918 $801K
New Mexico 13,425 66,124 $768K
Utah 12,693 65,694 $769K
Nevada 12,415 61,099 $617K
New Hampshire 9,798 53,042 $647K
Idaho 9,821 51,762 $541K
North Dakota 7,904 49,851 $462K
South Dakota 6,331 41,623 $448K
Montana 6,505 36,861 $388K
Vermont 5,696 31,468 $351K
Delaware 6,313 28,997 $426K
Hawaii 3,767 19,572 $227K
Wyoming 3,002 17,843 $179K
District of Columbia 3,094 15,270 $152K
Alaska 1,658 14,964 $147K
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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Top prescribers for SERTRALINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RUBEN BRAVO VALVERDE MD

Claims Filled3,598

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,227

TUCKER

Georgia

HAO HUANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,132

CRANSTON

Rhode Island

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,108

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,943

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

ZINNIA GARCIA PENA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,589

YABUCOA

Puerto Rico

DONALD QUINN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,576

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,406

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

VICOTR MARIANO MERCEDES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled2,359

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

JULIO FONTANEZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,041

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

MARCO RODRIGUEZ APONTE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,992

PONCE

Puerto Rico

MARIO AGUADO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,953

MIAMI

Florida

JONATHAN BREMER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,932

ELIZABETHTON

Tennessee

JOEL GONCE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,928

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

MARIA RODIL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,895

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

JAPHET GAZTAMBIDE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,887

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

MIGUEL STUBBS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,875

SMYRNA

Georgia

KARI SHIELDS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,806

GRAYSON

Kentucky

MAGALY JOHNSON MD

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,763

MANATI

Puerto Rico

MARITZA ORTIZ ACOSTA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,715

PONCE

Puerto Rico

JOHN CAMPBELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,640

KENTWOOD

Michigan

NITZA VADI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,614

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

CYNTHIA PINSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,582

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

DUANE GOLOMB MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,558

COVENTRY

Rhode Island

WILLIAM SILVERSTONE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,532

WESTLAND

Michigan