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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
ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled345

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

SAMPATH NEERUKONDA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled344

HORNELL

New York

GEORGE SABOUNJIAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled343

GLENDALE

California

DEAN KNUDSON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled340

NEW BRIGHTON

Minnesota

ERIC BECKER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled339

BETHLEHEM

Pennsylvania

REDENTOR GALANG M.D.

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled339

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

IRL EXTEIN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled338

DELRAY BEACH

Florida

MAXIMO LOCKWARD MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled333

BOARDMAN

Ohio

STEPHANIE SCHEELER

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled332

ALTOONA

Pennsylvania

EDWARD ROSA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled329

CORAL SPRINGS

Florida

JAYME BORK

Neurology

Claims Filled328

DULUTH

Minnesota

PHILIP WOERNER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled327

MT STERLING

Illinois

HAO HUANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled327

CRANSTON

Rhode Island

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled327

TUCKER

Georgia

ERIC MOFFET MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled323

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

THOMAS HAYS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled323

BUFFALO

New York

JOSEPH SPARE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled322

MARION

Ohio

DANIELLE GIBBONS CRNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled322

ALTOONA

Pennsylvania

GARY MOAK M.D.

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled317

WESTBOROUGH

Massachusetts

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled315

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

SUSAN BETCHER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled313

HASTINGS

Minnesota

JAGVEER SANDHU MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled313

PEORIA

Arizona

LAURA CHILDRESS HAZEN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled312

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

MARI COCHRAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled311

FORT FAIRFIELD

Maine

PAUL GROSS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled311

ALLENTOWN

Pennsylvania