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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. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

3.91M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 83 of 3238

$163M
Retail Cost

Rank: 139 of 3238

607,441
Patients

Rank: 121 of 3238

214,448
Prescribers

Rank: 95 of 3238

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of people say

it's worth it

45%

of people say

it worked well

25%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 52,825 299,550 $13.4M
Pennsylvania 36,571 265,448 $10.7M
New York 34,258 221,678 $9.6M
Texas 37,604 208,310 $9.37M
Florida 36,604 197,781 $7.57M
Ohio 28,619 176,653 $7.58M
North Carolina 23,048 144,236 $5.29M
Michigan 24,460 130,653 $5.62M
Illinois 19,336 124,700 $4.79M
Georgia 19,105 120,055 $4.33M
Tennessee 18,370 111,768 $4.56M
Missouri 16,028 108,516 $4.22M
Massachusetts 14,689 106,213 $4.54M
Minnesota 14,390 95,971 $4.78M
Wisconsin 13,896 95,339 $4.25M
Indiana 15,025 91,600 $3.73M
Virginia 14,310 86,291 $3.69M
Washington 14,010 86,044 $4.25M
New Jersey 12,208 75,082 $3.15M
Kentucky 12,312 73,786 $2.86M
Alabama 11,834 72,917 $2.47M
Arizona 12,007 68,858 $2.88M
South Carolina 10,990 64,972 $2.89M
Louisiana 10,025 63,580 $2.83M
Iowa 8,399 62,351 $2.41M
Oregon 9,776 59,223 $2.95M
Colorado 9,718 57,089 $2.57M
Oklahoma 8,644 50,311 $2.12M
Connecticut 6,762 46,812 $1.79M
Kansas 6,693 44,416 $1.66M
Mississippi 6,837 43,743 $1.71M
Arkansas 6,652 42,780 $1.91M
Maryland 7,258 39,874 $1.73M
West Virginia 6,230 39,069 $1.51M
Nebraska 4,511 32,783 $1.17M
Maine 4,635 30,056 $1.27M
New Hampshire 3,401 24,740 $997K
Idaho 3,854 24,197 $1.26M
Utah 3,947 23,686 $1.3M
New Mexico 4,141 23,263 $1.42M
Rhode Island 2,893 22,473 $793K
Nevada 3,368 17,405 $698K
Montana 2,491 16,652 $611K
Vermont 2,116 14,232 $559K
South Dakota 1,945 14,003 $548K
North Dakota 1,923 13,742 $458K
Delaware 1,979 10,859 $492K
Hawaii 1,146 6,687 $240K
Wyoming 961 6,129 $258K
Alaska 620 5,277 $146K
District of Columbia 625 2,885 $125K
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 VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DWIGHT WILLETT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled144

KINGSTON

Tennessee

CRAIG SWANN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled144

RIPLEY

West Virginia

WILLIAM TRAVIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled144

GLASGOW

Kentucky

THERESE SUNDBERG

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled144

DULUTH

Minnesota

RAUL MATEO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled144

SAINT FRANCIS

Wisconsin

CHARLES MAYO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled144

SAINT CROIX FALLS

Wisconsin

JAMES MILLER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled144

SARATOGA SPRINGS

New York

MARK DIBUONO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled144

STATEN ISLAND

New York

ANNE MILLER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled144

STURGEON BAY

Wisconsin

DORIS CHAPMAN FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled144

LAWRENCEBURG

Tennessee

ALISON MEHTA D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled144

SOUTHBRIDGE

Massachusetts

FRANCISCO NEUFELD M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled144

PHOENIX

Arizona

JANITA ARDIS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled144

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

CARLOS LOWELL D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled144

SANDUSKY

Ohio

JOHN LLOYD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled144

LANCASTER

Ohio

CATHY KENNEDY PCNS

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled144

WARWICK

Rhode Island

ANDREW CASH D.O., P.C.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled144

INDIANA

Pennsylvania

HILDA BUCKLES FNP APMHCNS

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled144

BOLIVAR

Missouri

ANUPAMA ATLURI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled144

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

KENNETH BROOKS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled143

RICHMOND

Virginia

KENNETH BIROS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled143

CANAL FULTON

Ohio

JAMES ADAMO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled143

GROSSE POINTE FARMS

Michigan

NUSRAT AHMED M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled143

SALT LAKE CITY

Utah

SANDRA AQUINO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled143

LOS ANGELES

California

JAMES KATES MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled143

DOVER

New Hampshire