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VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

993K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 241 of 3395

$35.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 525 of 3395

202,646
Patients

Rank: 300 of 3395

123,280
Prescribers

Rank: 211 of 3395

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62%

of people say

it's worth it

51%

of people say

it worked well

23%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.04M

2011

995K

2012

1.03M

2013

1.01M

2014

993K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$60.5M

2011

$51.9M

2012

$44.5M

2013

$43.5M

2014

$35.7M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$61

2011

$96

2012

$82

2013

$93

2014

$89

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 17,052 73,283 $2.64M
California 17,087 72,490 $2.67M
Ohio 10,298 53,301 $2.17M
Texas 11,725 50,500 $1.85M
New York 9,396 47,325 $1.71M
Pennsylvania 9,013 47,318 $1.65M
North Carolina 7,553 38,220 $1.33M
Illinois 6,860 34,067 $1.19M
Tennessee 6,771 33,542 $1.08M
Georgia 6,216 32,831 $1.11M
Michigan 7,527 32,055 $1.25M
Missouri 5,843 30,305 $1.08M
Massachusetts 5,004 26,341 $950K
Washington 5,218 25,042 $982K
Kentucky 4,939 24,840 $837K
Arkansas 4,195 22,866 $706K
Arizona 4,813 21,115 $816K
Wisconsin 3,967 20,581 $837K
Virginia 4,259 19,695 $717K
Indiana 4,237 19,680 $759K
Minnesota 3,738 18,893 $827K
Alabama 3,991 18,625 $560K
South Carolina 3,537 17,194 $586K
Colorado 4,026 17,107 $691K
Oregon 3,461 16,726 $620K
Louisiana 3,278 15,387 $464K
Oklahoma 2,990 13,944 $488K
Iowa 2,404 13,414 $473K
Kansas 2,170 11,456 $395K
New Jersey 2,535 11,246 $382K
Mississippi 2,171 11,224 $331K
Maryland 2,247 9,988 $357K
Nebraska 1,412 7,776 $269K
New Mexico 1,780 7,656 $284K
Rhode Island 1,160 7,146 $261K
Connecticut 1,477 7,037 $274K
West Virginia 1,445 6,794 $202K
Nevada 1,565 6,431 $227K
Utah 1,352 5,766 $234K
New Hampshire 1,121 5,524 $226K
Idaho 1,139 5,083 $197K
Maine 978 4,063 $207K
South Dakota 631 3,261 $108K
Montana 624 3,140 $110K
North Dakota 404 2,138 $75.5K
Vermont 444 2,098 $87K
Delaware 418 1,815 $75K
Wyoming 328 1,497 $64.2K
Hawaii 372 1,432 $58.9K
Alaska 117 636 $16K
District of Columbia 177 616 $21.6K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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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Top prescribers for VENLAFAXINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CARLOS PEREZ-CORTES

Psychiatry

Claims Filled661

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

ALFRED EZMAN D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled600

GAFFNEY

South Carolina

ANGEL LOYOLA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled456

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

DONNA LAUGHLIN CNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Adult

Claims Filled454

AKRON

Ohio

RAVINDER MAMEDI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled453

ROANOKE RAPIDS

North Carolina

MAHMOUD SARMINI M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled447

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

RUBEN BRAVO VALVERDE MD

Claims Filled376

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

SCOTT ARBAUGH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled373

O FALLON

Missouri

EDUARDO RENTAS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled338

MANATI

Puerto Rico

VANESSA JOHNSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled328

PETERSBURG

Virginia

BHARAT SHAH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled327

FAIRLAWN

Ohio

ELIAS JIMENEZ

Psychiatry

Claims Filled325

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

DAVID BECK MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled325

COLUMBIA

Missouri

ALAN COX MD

General Practice

Claims Filled321

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

MELVIN VELAZQUEZ M.D.

Mental Health Counselor

Claims Filled321

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

BEVERLY FELTEN NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled312

WEST ALLIS

Wisconsin

BRAD WHITNEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled311

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

HAN LEE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled309

SANDUSKY

Ohio

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled301

DUBLIN

Georgia

RENALDAS SMIDTAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled295

JASPER

Florida

LUIS ROJAS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled278

RIO PIEDRAS

Puerto Rico

BRUCE PENDLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled277

EAST RIDGE

Tennessee

CHARLES GALEA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled270

WAYCROSS

Georgia

PATRICK GRAY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled266

PONCA CITY

Oklahoma

PAUL GROSS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled264

ALLENTOWN

Pennsylvania