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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
JAMES MILLWARD MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled309

JOHNSTOWN

Pennsylvania

OBUL REDDY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled307

SPRINGFIELD

Illinois

SUBRATA ROY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled306

LIMA

Ohio

HOWARD SULS MD

Sports Medicine

Claims Filled305

BEDFORD

New Hampshire

MICHAEL MERCADO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled305

WINTER GARDEN

Florida

ROBERT MCCOOL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled305

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri

DAVID METZLER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled305

LA CROSSE

Wisconsin

DAVID TOWNE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled303

LACONIA

New Hampshire

MOHAMMAD HASAN MD

Addiction Psychiatry

Claims Filled302

BECKLEY

West Virginia

MUSTAFA HUSSAIN MD

Psychologist

Claims Filled300

AMARILLO

Texas

DOUGLAS REED M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled299

WILLIAMSPORT

Pennsylvania

PATRICIA SCHWABENBAUER CRNP

Claims Filled297

ERIE

Pennsylvania

GIL ABELITA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled297

BLOOMINGTON

Illinois

ILAN LEVINSON M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled296

STROUDSBURG

Pennsylvania

LISA BLEVINS APN

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Adult

Claims Filled296

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

ZOYA KOSMAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled293

SKOKIE

Illinois

STEVEN BUPP M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled293

TUCSON

Arizona

LEE SILVERMAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled293

DARBY

Pennsylvania

GEORGIE STANFORD M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled289

FLORENCE

Alabama

POONAM QUICK NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled289

SAINT PAUL

Minnesota

JOHN BELD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled288

MENASHA

Wisconsin

WILLIAM WEGGEL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled288

EAU CLAIRE

Wisconsin

LAWRENCE LIANG M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled288

NEW YORK

New York

SORAYA RADFAR MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled287

MT LEBANON

Pennsylvania

SARAH JUSTMANN A.R.N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled287

DUBUQUE

Iowa