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 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?
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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...
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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?
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Pristiq And Zoloft
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can pristiq and zoloft be taken together? ## Since they both have effects on Serotonin levels in the brain, using them together does increase the risk of someone developing Serotonin Syndrome, which can be very dangerous. Learn more Pristiq details here. Learn more Zoloft details here. So, if they are taken together, then the dosage must be taken under careful consideration by their doctor and they should be monitored closely to watch for any danger signs. Are you on both of these medications? ## I was in a severely bad way, now, mid-30's: Depression, GAD, and ADD/ADHD. Suffered my whole life from symptoms of ALL, obv, only slowly up til my 30s finally getting what I HOPE/ THINK are "all" the proper diagnoses. Now, I, TOO, WANT TO KNOW IF THERE COULD BE BENEFITS TO TAKING PR...
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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 18 days ago.
 
Pristiq Night Sweats
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Hi all, I have been on Pristiq for 5+ years. Soon after I began, I started dealing with night sweats. Not just mild sweat - I'm talking my PJs and sheets are drenched. It is awful! The night sweats have come and go over the years but are currently very bad. I can't seem to get much information on the internet about this side effect being an issue for many people. Has anyone else experienced night sweats from taking Pristiq? ## Hi Erin, According to the manufacturer, sweating is actually one of the most common side effects people experience from taking Pristiq (Desvenlafaxine). However, nih.gov happens to list "sweating" as both a 'general' and 'serious' side effect here: nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a608022.html Have you already made your doctor ...
Updated 18 days ago.
 
Great antidepressant- Pristiq 100
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Why not covered in Medicare and disability. It's the only antidepressant that really worked for me but after going on Medicare almost impossible to get. ## Yes. It works great but it is so high even with my fed bobs ins that I can't even take it. It sucks ## From an outsider, it's difficult to determine specifically "why" certain insurance companies don't provide coverage for certain medications. However I can only speculate that in some way shape or form they probably don't receive enough benefit or profit from doing so, otherwise it would be listed on the drug formulary. As unfortunate as this sounds, greed is the nature of many insurance companies. I've seen a number of documentaries surrounding medical insurance agencies and how they make their decisi...
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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 18 days ago.
 
Weaning off pristiq!!
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I have been on pristine for many years! My doc had said to go down to 50 mg for 3 weeks then none. I go in to see him in 3 more weeks- I am a mess!! Crying a lot and brain zaps (good term) from other messages. I hope to God this gets better soon. ## Hello, Sue! How are you doing? Yes, if you were on it for such a long time and abruptly stop taking it, then such rebound and withdrawals effects will usually occur. That was still a relatively high amount to have you stop on. Learn more Pristiq details here. The preferred method now is usually to do a very gradual taper, by slowly lowering the medication and starting to skip doses. Did he give a reason he was having you stop at 50mgs? He could have had you use the regular release formulation and just cut them to lower it further for awhile....
Updated 23 days ago.
 
Does pristiq ever stop working?
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I have been on pristiq for at least 3 years 100 mg per day . I have been doing well with this drug. I take it for anxiety , panic disorder , some depression. But lately I have been feeling a little queasy ( stomach) and feeling somewhat anxious . Not sure what's going on because a close friend of mine died recently in a accident And my wife just got diagnosed with stage 1 liver cancer but it was caught early, She is my rock and love her so much I would die if I ever lost her. Thank you ## Hello, Gary! How are you? I really wish the best for your wife. Medications can become less effective, over time, as our bodies get used to them and coupling that with the stress you're currently under, it makes sense that you could be experiencing more stress and anxiety. At this point, you ma...
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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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pristiq is it a narcotic is pristiq a narcotic I NEED TO KNOW ## Hello, Joe! How are you? No, Pristiq contains the active ingredient Desvenlafaxi... 5 replies
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Pristiq an Libido- Advice Needed! I have been taking Pristiq for about 3 years now due Anxiety attacks. After taking the drug for afew days I had the wors... 5 replies
Pristiq Night Sweats Hi all, I have been on Pristiq for 5+ years. Soon after I began, I started dealing with night sweats. Not just mild swea... 4 replies
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