Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Desvenlafaxine Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 2,690,813
Top drug rank #211 ( 24)
Average total drug cost $282.59 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $20.51 (USD)

Number of Prescriptions Over Time (2008 - 2018)

Rank of Top Drugs Over Time

"Rank" refers to the frequency that a given medication is prescribed within a calendar year compared to all other medications. A rank of "4" would indicate that the medication was the fourth most commonly prescribed medication.

Year Rank Change
2008 476 -
2009 314  162
2010 214  100
2011 180  34
2012 171  9
2013 183  12
Year Rank Change
2014 200  17
2015 238  38
2016 272  34
2017 235  37
2018 211  24

Drug Cost Over Time (2008 - 2018)

  • Total cost: The average total cost of the medication including the out-of-pocket cost (see below) plus the amount paid by other parties (Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, Veterans Administration, TRICARE, other state/federal sources, Worker's compensation, and other miscellaneous sources)
  • Out-of-pocket cost: The average payment made by the patient which may include deductibles, coinsurance, copayments, or the cash price paid without insurance coverage.

Related Drugs

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2018)
Duloxetine 21,217,653
Venlafaxine 16,121,150
Desvenlafaxine (this drug) 2,690,814

Drug Synonyms

Drug synonyms are used during the sanitation and standardization process of "cleaning" the original data source (MEPS). Occassionally, brand names may be listed below that are no longer on the market or are very infrequently used.

Brand Name Synonyms
  • Khedezla
  • Desvenlafaxine
  • Pristiq
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Desvenlafaxine Fumarate
  • Desvenlafaxine Fumarate Monohydrate
  • Desvenlafaxine Succinate
  • Desvenlafaxine

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor
Initial FDA approval date: 2/29/2008
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Tablet, Extended Release (oral)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2008-2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 21.1. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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