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VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

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. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

755K
Medicare Part D Claims
$312M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 216,216 $27.2M
Pennsylvania 198,566 $22.1M
New York 151,830 $18M
Texas 136,082 $16.1M
Florida 129,356 $15.2M
Ohio 122,230 $13.6M
Illinois 103,370 $11.2M
North Carolina 93,219 $11.1M
Georgia 78,789 $8.15M
Massachusetts 76,293 $9.53M
Tennessee 75,032 $8.48M
Missouri 74,112 $7.5M
Michigan 72,328 $8.58M
Minnesota 71,876 $8.66M
Wisconsin 66,682 $7.3M
Indiana 64,677 $7.01M
Washington 60,401 $7.21M
Virginia 59,328 $6.83M
New Jersey 58,299 $7.11M
Kentucky 50,143 $5.81M
Arizona 48,813 $5.97M
South Carolina 46,323 $5.61M
Iowa 43,090 $4.38M
Alabama 43,010 $4.47M
Oregon 42,627 $5.24M
Louisiana 41,503 $4.54M
Oklahoma 36,952 $4.39M
Colorado 35,497 $4.08M
Connecticut 35,306 $4.15M
Mississippi 34,639 $3.65M
Kansas 30,083 $2.98M
Maryland 28,817 $3.59M
Arkansas 28,570 $3.36M
West Virginia 28,482 $3.31M
Puerto Rico 28,447 $2.3M
Maine 23,504 $2.81M
Nebraska 22,640 $2.13M
New Hampshire 18,018 $1.93M
Idaho 17,721 $1.96M
New Mexico 16,432 $2.05M
Utah 15,962 $2.04M
Rhode Island 15,315 $1.86M
Vermont 12,608 $1.54M
Montana 12,145 $1.25M
Nevada 11,059 $1.32M
South Dakota 9,046 $916K
North Dakota 8,646 $767K
Delaware 7,416 $989K
Hawaii 5,291 $622K
Wyoming 4,611 $484K
Alaska 4,374 $361K
District of Columbia 1,444 $158K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


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Top prescribers for VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
PATRICK FOX MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MENA

Arkansas

GEORGE STARR M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PLATTSBURGH

New York

DAVID LAPOSKY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PINE RIVER

Minnesota

JAMES TKACIK PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled50

OLEAN

New York

JAMES GANDY DO

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

BATTLE CREEK

Michigan

WAYNE LEE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SACRAMENTO

California

CHRISTINE PLOURDE RAND PMH NP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled50

LEWISTON

Maine

DOLLY GEEVARGHESE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MARLBOROUGH

Massachusetts

ROBERT GLENNEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BUCHANAN

Virginia

RENU SHISHODIA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

BAKERSFIELD

California

ARNOLD DRUMMOND MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WEST CHESTER

Ohio

FRANCES CLAYTOR M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

BETHESDA

Maryland

ROBERT VAUGHN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW TRIPOLI

Pennsylvania

ARTHUR MINES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

MARK GLOSS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

BROOKLINE

Massachusetts

LISA PATTANAYAK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ORLANDO

Florida

ANN PRICE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

EAST HARTFORD

Connecticut

SUSAN SCHNUERER APN, RN, BC

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled50

COLLIERVILLE

Tennessee

THOMAS DEVINE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

VALPARAISO

Indiana

ARUN MOHANTY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

VERNON VIX MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

SUMATHI DEVARAJAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PORTLAND

Oregon

MARY IGO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

RESEDA

California

DAVID MARTINEZ D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WOODSTOCK

Illinois

JEFFREY GERSTEIN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

SACRAMENTO

California