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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
BRENNON GILES NURSE PRACTIONER

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled396

ASHLAND

Kentucky

PHILLIP DIAS-MANDOLY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled396

SEWICKLEY

Pennsylvania

JOSE SOTO PERELLO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled390

WEST NEW YORK

New Jersey

RONALD GOLDBERG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled388

HAVERHILL

Massachusetts

KENNETH GOETZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled386

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

DEBORAH HARTMAN MSN, RNC, CRNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled379

LANCASTER

Pennsylvania

NAVEED MIRZA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled378

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri

UMAMAHESHWARA KALAPATAPU MD

Claims Filled378

LOGANSPORT

Indiana

ALMOS NAGY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled376

MANCHESTER

New Hampshire

JOHN WINSTON GONZALEZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled375

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

ALVIN HOLM MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled371

SAINT PAUL

Minnesota

ROBERT SEVENICH MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled370

SAINT PAUL

Minnesota

WILLIAM VANHORN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled366

CONWAY

South Carolina

ASAF ALEEM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled366

ATLANTA

Georgia

JONATHAN UECKER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled362

NEW BRIGHTON

Minnesota

RAVDEEP KHANUJA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled361

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri

ALINA NODAL MD

Specialist

Claims Filled354

MIAMI

Florida

JORGE BENITO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled353

MIAMI

Florida

TODD MUNESES MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled353

NEW FREEDOM

Pennsylvania

MARK PUTNAM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled352

WYOMISSING

Pennsylvania

OSCAR URREA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled350

MC MURRAY

Pennsylvania

MOHMMAD MUNIR M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled350

DEDHAM

Massachusetts

JEN HUANG MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled349

MONTEREY PARK

California

NITIN SHETH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled346

LEWISTOWN

Pennsylvania

JOHN CIACCIO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled346

DAVENPORT

Iowa