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PRISTIQ ER

Used to treat depression. Desvenlafaxine 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

595K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 309 of 3238

$124M
Retail Cost

Rank: 184 of 3238

92,974
Patients

Rank: 411 of 3238

58,000
Prescribers

Rank: 355 of 3238

User Reviews of Related Drug Pristiq »

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38%

of people say

it's worth it

35%

of people say

it worked well

29%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 10,411 62,916 $13.1M
California 6,780 40,561 $8.85M
Florida 6,637 36,789 $7.97M
New York 5,313 33,990 $7.33M
North Carolina 4,244 26,313 $5.48M
Ohio 4,166 26,127 $5.33M
Missouri 3,431 23,526 $4.48M
Tennessee 3,584 22,270 $4.56M
Michigan 3,345 19,316 $4.43M
Indiana 3,081 19,300 $3.96M
Louisiana 2,748 18,158 $3.35M
Pennsylvania 2,811 18,095 $3.81M
Georgia 2,636 16,642 $3.38M
Alabama 2,336 14,612 $2.92M
New Jersey 2,494 14,274 $3.22M
South Carolina 2,148 13,115 $2.88M
Mississippi 1,944 12,605 $2.33M
Virginia 1,953 11,955 $2.62M
Illinois 1,934 11,894 $2.62M
Kentucky 1,979 11,771 $2.47M
Kansas 1,486 10,469 $1.93M
Oklahoma 1,607 9,247 $2.03M
Arkansas 1,153 7,599 $1.48M
Arizona 1,340 7,441 $1.74M
Wisconsin 1,054 7,358 $1.51M
Connecticut 1,133 6,888 $1.47M
Iowa 818 6,492 $1.22M
Washington 983 6,265 $1.36M
Minnesota 890 6,104 $1.32M
Nebraska 799 5,952 $1.14M
Maryland 1,123 5,801 $1.44M
Massachusetts 918 5,792 $1.23M
Colorado 908 5,700 $1.19M
West Virginia 890 5,478 $1.16M
Oregon 774 5,024 $1.09M
Utah 596 3,685 $772K
Idaho 468 3,016 $598K
Nevada 477 2,550 $549K
Montana 345 2,318 $480K
Maine 332 1,909 $463K
New Mexico 338 1,787 $417K
New Hampshire 262 1,480 $325K
Hawaii 235 1,475 $343K
North Dakota 210 1,446 $259K
Rhode Island 217 1,424 $286K
South Dakota 196 1,403 $282K
Delaware 259 1,213 $346K
Wyoming 175 1,055 $233K
Alaska 92 846 $114K
Vermont 122 805 $193K
District of Columbia 87 418 $95.7K
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 PRISTIQ ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ALEXANDER PINKUSOVICH MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled638

BROOKLYN

New York

ARVINDER KAUL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled550

LAUREL

Mississippi

DIANA BARALT MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled513

MIAMI

Florida

MICHAEL SARIBALAS

Psychiatry

Claims Filled460

COLUMBUS

Ohio

JESUS RIVERO MD

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled442

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

RAUL CAPITAINE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled434

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

MARIA RODIL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled428

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

NILDA GARCIA SILVA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled382

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

MURTHY MANGIPUDI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled379

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

WILLIAM JOHNSON CFPMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled364

BRANDON

Mississippi

JOSE IGOA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled359

MCALLEN

Texas

RICHARD BENNETT MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled354

ORCHARD PARK

New York

TOMAS BRILLANTES M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled351

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

PAUL NAUSIEDA MD

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine OMM

Claims Filled348

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

BHASKAR GOWDA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled335

CHESTERFIELD

Missouri

WILLIAM VANHORN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled320

CONWAY

South Carolina

RONALD MELVIN DO

Psychiatry

Claims Filled320

LANSING

Michigan

ADA DELGADO MATEO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled318

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

ERIC MOFFET MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled312

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

KIRILL RIKHER M.D., PH.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled308

BROOKLYN

New York

RICARDO BIERRENBACH-DECASTRO M.D

Psychiatry

Claims Filled306

HENDERSONVILLE

North Carolina

SALVADOR CENICEROS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled299

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

JOSEPH BURGARINO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled296

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

MARK HUTTO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled290

ATLANTA

Georgia

DANA WILEY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled285

PIEDMONT

South Carolina