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LEXAPRO

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Lexapro (escitalopram) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. It increases serotonin in the brain which regulates mood. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

55.8K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 812 of 3393

$22.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 713 of 3393

10,058
Patients

Rank: 943 of 3393

10,917
Prescribers

Rank: 788 of 3393

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61%

of people say

it's worth it

48%

of people say

it worked well

15%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.42M

2012

111K

2013

77K

2014

66.2K

2015

55.7K

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$214M

2012

$24.2M

2013

$21.2M

2014

$22.1M

2015

$22.6M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$378

2012

$907

2013

$1,398

2014

$1,822

2015

$2,245

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 1,114 6,457 $2.58M
California 1,175 6,313 $2.5M
Florida 862 4,278 $1.76M
New Jersey 692 3,536 $1.61M
Pennsylvania 539 3,155 $1.21M
Texas 598 3,046 $1.22M
Illinois 331 1,712 $732K
Ohio 309 1,659 $617K
North Carolina 291 1,521 $604K
Massachusetts 252 1,502 $645K
Minnesota 239 1,446 $651K
Michigan 262 1,381 $596K
Connecticut 241 1,339 $548K
Georgia 224 1,270 $472K
Wisconsin 185 1,150 $474K
Indiana 176 951 $363K
Tennessee 167 911 $353K
Virginia 168 881 $347K
Arizona 192 849 $366K
Missouri 136 844 $308K
South Carolina 165 804 $303K
Washington 143 798 $323K
Kentucky 136 734 $278K
Maryland 157 671 $341K
Louisiana 119 619 $215K
Colorado 117 618 $267K
Oregon 121 579 $242K
Iowa 85 576 $222K
Alabama 90 565 $195K
Kansas 73 470 $171K
Maine 84 445 $175K
Arkansas 63 440 $161K
Oklahoma 78 381 $160K
Nebraska 47 313 $107K
New Hampshire 58 312 $139K
West Virginia 55 288 $120K
New Mexico 51 273 $120K
Vermont 45 253 $122K
Mississippi 49 223 $86.1K
Montana 38 221 $94.3K
Delaware 48 210 $107K
Utah 38 205 $89.3K
Nevada 32 205 $70K
Idaho 38 195 $69.1K
Rhode Island 32 193 $69.7K
South Dakota 26 177 $55.4K
North Dakota 28 136 $48.3K
Hawaii 27 131 $62.1K
District of Columbia 21 94 $53.5K
Wyoming 13 82 $35.2K
Alaska 58 $23.9K
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. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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