Pristiq

Active Ingredient(s): Desvenlafaxine Succinate
FDA Approved: * February 29, 2008
Pharm Company: * WYETH PHARMS INC
Category: Antidepressant

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Pristiq Overview

Desvenlafaxine (brand name: Pristiq, Desfax), also known as O-desmethylvenlafaxine, is an antidepressant of the serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) class developed and marketed by Wyeth (now part of Pfizer). Desvenlafaxine is a synthetic form of the major active metabolite of venlafaxine (sold under the brand names Effexor and Efexor). It is being targeted as the first non-hormonal based treatment for menopause.[1] Contents 1 Medical uses 2 Adverse effects 3 Pharmacology...

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Pristiq
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This is NOT a good medicine. I felt more depressed on it and had several side effects, nausea, lack of appetite, dizziness, etc. Then, after being on it for 2 weeks, I had a severe allergic reaction to it. So not fun! No more Pristiq for me. Throw the stuff away! ## I went on Pristiq for 10 days - had shortness of breath, and all the other side side effects. Dr. office told me to stop 'cold turkey' - It's been 7 daysoff and I am still not feeling normal! What's up with that?? They told me it would only be a couple of days. So I call them and tell them I am still having withdrawal symptoms - they act like I am crazy! And it must be something else wrong with me! I have NEVER felt like this - until taking pristiq! When will it end? My advice - dont even start the stuff! But...
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Weaning off pristiq
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I just wanted to tell all of you trying to get off pristiq, its possible. I was on pristiq for severe panic attacks for 6 months. It saved my life. It gave me a chance to slow down my career, gave me a huge wakeup call. This drug put a cloud over my brain. I was not my happy, fun loving self. I was like a step ford wife. You cant wean off this pill. I was on 50mg. I did every other day for a month. Every third day for two weeks then cold turkey. It really was not so bad. I layer on my couch for three days, cried a bit and watched movies. I'm happily on all holistic medications, no longer a slave to pristiq. If I can beat anxiety, anyone can. My biggest advice.. Exercise. Next, surround yourself with positive people. Three, talk out your problems. Good luck. ## Fantastic advice and v...
Updated 16 hours ago.
 
pristiq and weight gain
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I started pristiq approx 5 weeks ago and altho my doctor assured me that it was a weight neutral drug I have easily gained 12 pounds and right exactly around the middle. I have been very careful not to consume more calories and have even been more active. I am very concerned that the weight gain will continue or will it just become a side effect that the body gets used to and eventually levels out? I do feel so much better on the drug and this has been my only side effect. I have a small frame however, and a dozen pounds all in the same spot is hard to conceal especially in the warmer weather. If anyone has any thoughts on some solutions other than discontinuing the drug I would greatly appreciate the advice. I sure wish that all these antidepressants did not come with some major trade ...
Updated 12 days ago.
 
Weight gain on Pristiq??
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I have been on Pristiq now since November of 2008...not quite 5 months...and I have put on 15 lbs since starting it. DESPITE working out with a trainer at the gym twice a week weight training, 3 days a week of cardio AND counting calories. My doc assured me that I would also have a decreased appetite on Pristiq, which I have yet to find true...so he has now increased my dosage to 400 mg. Does anyone have anything to add to this?? I'm just frustrated! ## i was switched to pristiq a few months ago and just recently wellbutrin was added - i take 1 of each pill per day - it has done nothing to me in gaining weight - i am continuously losing but i have some emtional things going on right now which i believe the weight loss is contributed too - unfortunately i have run into many that have...
Updated 15 days ago.
 
prestique
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atrial fibrillation ## Pristiq, which contains the active ingredient Desvenlafaxine, is an antidepressant. Some of the most common side effects include: nausea, drowsiness, sexual dysfunction and constipation. ## For 18 years I have been taking Prozac. Each time I have attempted to change, under the care of a physician, I've touched the bottom of depression again. During the last several years my dosage has been upped to 40 mg in the AM and 40 in the PM. I've suffered anxiety, expecially upon awakening in the morning. In the last 10 years I've been divorced from a man with passive-aggressive tendancies. I go to a well reputed psychologist,exercise and eat well. I regularly meditate and do daily journaling,etc. I'm now married to a good person. My psychologist, chiropract...
Updated 22 days ago.
 
Med comparable to pristiq
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Similar med this too expensive ## Effexor is a similar medication and is available as a generic, under the name Venlafaxine, so that's an option you could ask your doctor about trying. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, mood swings and dry mouth. Does anyone else have any suggestions?
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Weight Loss after starting Pristiq
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I HAVE BEEN ON PRISTIQ FOR 2 MONTHS AND I HAVE LOSS 20 POUNDS. MAYBE WEIGHT LOSS OR WEIGHT GAIN DEPENDS ON HOW YOU DEAL WITH YOUR DEPRESSION ## I was on Lexapro for 7 years and have suffered tremendous weight gain. Since switching to Pristiq the first week of August, my appetite has been under control and I'm eating much more sensibly. ## Effexor - the last version of pristiq make me loose weight! ## Yes, Depression is also a very big reason which affects weight loss and gain.
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Switched from Pristiq to Wellbutrin XL
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I'm adding a post to hopefully help someone as reading other people's posts has been very helpful/comforting to me! I have been on 50 mg of Pristiq for 5 years and I just made the transition to Wellbutrin xl at 300 mg. My doc switched me because my libido was becoming obsolete and wellbutrin is not supposed to adversely effect this. He had me start by overlapping the two meds for Week 1...Maintaining 50 mg of pristiq and adding Wellbutrin XL at 150 mg. I felt completely fine, didn't notice anything different. Week 2-I was to go up to 300 mg of Wellbutrin XL and completely stop taking the Pristiq. That didn't work. 1.5 days in I was dizzy, minor brain zap feeling (but not as intense as when i would miss a pristiq pill in the past) feeling super emotional (weepy) so much t...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
pristiq and abilify
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I've been on 1mg of ability with 50mg of pristiq mainly for PTSD purposes and my and some of my symptoms have worsened anger,hyper arousal,nightmares etc. I have tried other medications such as Zoloft,Prozac,Welbutrin all with no success or symptoms that became worse. Is there anything else that I could ask my doctor about? ## Hello, Cliff! How are you? Have you ever tried Risperdal? It has successfully helped many people for a variety of mental health issues, including depression, PTSD, schizophrenia and etc. It's very potent so tiny doses are often effective and the FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, somnolence and weight gain. It's an idea to ask your doctor about. Does anyone else have any ideas that may help?
Updated 2 months ago.
 
Accidentally took Pristiq twice?
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Hello, I have been on Pristiq for about 5 or 6 months. Today I accidentally took my pill twice. I'm wondering if I've just messed up big, I don't want to mess up my dosage! ## Hello, Dylan! How are you? Just doing it once won't screw anything up on a permanent basis in regards to your dosage. However, as listed by the NIH, taking too much could cause liver or kidney damage, so you should inform your doctor of what happened, so they can check it out to be safe. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 2 months ago.
 

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Desvenlafaxine Succinate
  • Tablet: 100mg, 50mg
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 100mg, 25mg, 50 Mg. And 100 Mg., 50mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Pristiq: (6 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0008-1211 24 Hr Pristiq 50 mg Extended Release Tablet by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Subsidiary of Pfizer Inc.
  • 0008-1222 24 Hr Pristiq 100 mg Extended Release Tablet by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Subsidiary of Pfizer Inc.
  • 35356-491 24 Hr Pristiq 50 mg Extended Release Tablet by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 35356-567 24 Hr Pristiq 100 mg Extended Release Tablet by Lake Erie Medical Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 54868-2932 24 Hr Pristiq 50 mg Extended Release Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 55154-4230 24 Hr Pristiq 50 mg Extended Release Tablet by Cardinal Health

Other drugs which contain Desvenlafaxine Succinate or a similar ingredient: (3 results)


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