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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 worked well

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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
GINA RUSHING DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled995

GREENVILLE

Texas

MARIBEL AGUILERA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled994

AVENTURA

Florida

ARIEL ROJAS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled984

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

TERESA SALAZAR-CATRON MD

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled981

MARYVILLE

Tennessee

ELEANOR LAVRETSKY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled972

BEVERLY HILLS

California

NEAL MERMELSTEIN DO

General Practice

Claims Filled966

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

SUSAN BERNER M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled965

WEST CHESTER

Ohio

CONCEPCI�N MALDONADO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled964

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

TIMOTHY ESTES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled964

JACKSON

Mississippi

ARTURO ARROBA CARPIO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled955

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

MICHAEL BERTOS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled950

N CHELMSFORD

Massachusetts

REINALDO RODRIGUEZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled948

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

QUINTON WELDON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled943

AMERICUS

Georgia

JOSEPH PEYTON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled942

MAUMEE

Ohio

TODD FULCHER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled940

BRANDON

Mississippi

STEVEN FOGELMAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled940

ROME

New York

MIR QURYSHI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled938

BROOKFIELD

Wisconsin

RICHARD AASHEIM M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled935

GREENEVILLE

Tennessee

JOSE ZAMORA-ALVAREZ

Psychiatry

Claims Filled932

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

MARITZA ORTIZ ACOSTA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled931

PONCE

Puerto Rico

WILLIAM JULIO DE JESUS MD

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled928

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

JOSEPH BRENES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled927

WOLCOTT

Connecticut

STEVEN WARREN MD DPA

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled924

BOUNTIFUL

Utah

JAMES LONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled924

LEXINGTON

North Carolina

MOISES ESQUENAZI M.D.

Chiropractor, Neurology

Claims Filled921

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico