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DESVENLAFAXINE

Pristiq (Desvenlafaxine) is a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) antidepressant. It increases serotonin and norepinephrine activity in the brain, which regulates mood. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Pristiq

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

7,868
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1335 of 3362

$1.34M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1297 of 3362

2,164
Patients

Rank: 1350 of 3362

2,033
Prescribers

Rank: 1342 of 3362

More info on related drug Pristiq »

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48%

of people say

it's worth it

44%

of people say

it worked well

25%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

N/A

2011

N/A

2012

1,449

2013

7,878

2014

9,903

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

N/A

2011

N/A

2012

$245K

2013

$1.34M

2014

$1.82M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

N/A

2011

N/A

2012

$99

2013

$133

2014

$123

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 298 1,278 $209K
California 186 706 $172K
Louisiana 117 385 $58.1K
Florida 135 382 $64.8K
North Carolina 107 379 $65.2K
Pennsylvania 78 334 $57.3K
Texas 111 330 $43.2K
New Jersey 91 293 $46.5K
Missouri 56 210 $34.3K
Michigan 50 193 $32.7K
Ohio 63 192 $29.4K
Wisconsin 31 169 $24.6K
Georgia 44 161 $37.3K
Connecticut 45 145 $24.4K
Indiana 37 142 $16.1K
Illinois 35 138 $21K
South Carolina 43 134 $24.8K
Maryland 37 132 $28.4K
Oregon 31 131 $28.1K
Virginia 32 129 $19.3K
Kansas 22 119 $10.9K
Tennessee 33 118 $19.8K
Colorado 26 112 $19.8K
Minnesota 26 88 $17.1K
Massachusetts 27 83 $23.2K
Oklahoma 29 77 $10.7K
Kentucky 19 75 $6,736
Mississippi 19 72 $9,544
Arkansas 17 51 $7,107
Arizona 21 47 $8,478
Nebraska 11 46 $7,176
Alabama 17 40 $8,014
Maine 38 $2,260
Washington 14 38 $7,489
Iowa 11 33 $6,856
South Dakota 31 $3,271
Delaware 28 $2,558
Nevada 24 $4,236
Idaho 23 $4,265
Hawaii 21 $5,386
New Mexico 19 $5,628
Montana 15 $2,155
West Virginia 14 $3,571
Utah 13 $1,868
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 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 DESVENLAFAXINE ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CARLO BAYRAKDARIAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled105

WHITE PLAINS

New York