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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). It is also used to relieve the symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder, including mood swings, irritability, bloating, and breast tenderness. Sertraline is in a class of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It works by increasing the amounts of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain that helps maintain mental balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

11.1M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 25 of 3238

$138M
Retail Cost

Rank: 165 of 3238

1,885,819
Patients

Rank: 43 of 3238

326,077
Prescribers

Rank: 44 of 3238

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it's worth it

38%

of people say

it worked well

16%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 148,065 769,874 $10.3M
Florida 143,569 739,266 $9.08M
New York 118,130 702,672 $9.28M
Texas 125,656 663,370 $7.86M
Pennsylvania 102,764 640,813 $7.91M
Ohio 92,582 531,112 $7.45M
North Carolina 69,722 410,187 $4.83M
Michigan 72,873 368,963 $5.09M
Illinois 62,845 365,584 $4.72M
Tennessee 55,864 335,774 $3.73M
Georgia 56,364 330,333 $3.9M
Massachusetts 45,448 289,605 $3.43M
Missouri 43,435 266,658 $3.27M
Indiana 46,937 263,813 $3.69M
New Jersey 47,956 256,610 $3.31M
Wisconsin 39,803 248,010 $3.42M
Virginia 44,048 245,458 $3.35M
Kentucky 38,675 237,044 $3.06M
Alabama 36,000 213,319 $2.11M
Minnesota 37,683 212,715 $2.79M
Washington 35,729 195,651 $2.43M
Arizona 34,464 172,940 $2.28M
Louisiana 28,004 163,416 $1.64M
South Carolina 29,118 159,982 $2.02M
Iowa 22,339 147,880 $1.59M
Oregon 24,617 135,165 $1.68M
Maryland 25,835 134,778 $1.88M
Connecticut 21,503 134,357 $1.74M
Arkansas 21,396 129,304 $1.35M
Oklahoma 23,322 128,320 $1.6M
Kansas 20,174 125,038 $1.62M
Mississippi 19,286 119,040 $1.21M
Colorado 21,093 114,112 $1.63M
West Virginia 18,448 109,115 $1.3M
Maine 15,810 87,589 $1.21M
Nebraska 12,456 84,268 $887K
Rhode Island 10,251 77,736 $831K
New Mexico 12,576 62,860 $849K
Utah 11,603 60,900 $806K
Nevada 11,541 57,456 $679K
Idaho 9,113 49,760 $588K
North Dakota 7,618 49,361 $491K
New Hampshire 8,554 46,505 $672K
South Dakota 5,876 40,116 $478K
Montana 6,210 35,761 $412K
Vermont 5,084 28,639 $359K
Delaware 5,765 27,468 $424K
Hawaii 3,683 20,019 $248K
Wyoming 2,781 17,936 $193K
District of Columbia 2,908 14,831 $171K
Alaska 1,638 13,189 $138K
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 SERTRALINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOHN CAMPBELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,131

KENTWOOD

Michigan

JOHN CORDER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,130

HICKORY

North Carolina

CYNTHIA PINSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,128

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

JEFFREY AMIDON D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,128

ROME

New York

ERIC HASEMEIER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,127

SEVIERVILLE

Tennessee

MARGARET BRICKLEY NP

Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care

Claims Filled1,104

BOSTON

Massachusetts

ELIAS KANAAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,098

LIVINGSTON

Texas

MARK PIACENTINI MD

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled1,077

PROSPECT

Ohio

MICHAEL O'CONNER DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,075

DES MOINES

Iowa

DIETER MARTIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,072

AUSTIN

Texas

MARY RUDYK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,069

WILMINGTON

North Carolina

DANA NASH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,069

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

JAMES CHUDLEIGH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,068

VOLENTE

Texas

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,066

LORAIN

Ohio

NITZA VADI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,060

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

EDUARDO RENTAS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,060

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

RICARDO SANCHEZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,059

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

THWAN HAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,048

GRANITE CITY

Illinois

ROGER MCKINNEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,042

LEBANON

Tennessee

AJAY ANAND M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,039

WESTON

Massachusetts

RAMON GARCIA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,028

SACRAMENTO

California

JESUS RIVERO MD

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,018

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

GUSTAVO RUIZ M.D.

Mental Health Counselor

Claims Filled1,002

MANATI

Puerto Rico

DANIEL LOPEZ-TAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,001

WAUWATOSA

Wisconsin

MICHAEL KLUFAS MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,001

CUMBERLAND

Rhode Island