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Pristiq

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



Pristiq Overview

Desvenlafaxine (brand name: Pristiq), 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 4 Appro...

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Pregnant on pristiq
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Are there any women out there whom have become pregnant while on pristiq and continued use during the pregnancy? I just found out I was pregnant and the dr wants me to continue taking it. I am scared of birth defects and would like to hear others stories. Please Ty Jo ## Hello, Jo! How are you? Congrats on the baby!! The FDA does list this medication as being in category C, which means risk has not been ruled out, but conversely, that means that it also hasn't been known to definitively cause any problems in people. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, mood swings and weight changes. Can anyone that's taken it while pregnant chime in?
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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 17 hours ago.
 
Pristiq refill feel different?
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Each time Walmart refillsy 100mg Pristiq prescription, I feel side effects as if being started in a new medication. Anyone else have this unusual problem? ## Hello, Jeb! How are you? It is rare, but some people always experience some medication side effects, just due to their own body chemistry. However, are you receiving pills each time from different manufacturers, or have they been the same? Are you making sure not to run out, before picking up a refill? The FDA classifies Pristiq as an SNRI antidepressant and lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, mood swings and weight changes.
Updated 4 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 5 days ago.
 
about my pristiq
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I ran out of my pristiq and could not see my doctors for a repeat so now im back on it with a few side affects.
Updated 6 days ago.
 
STOPPED PRISTIQ 200MG NOW NO PERIOD FOR 4 MONTHS! Help!
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Hi I was on pristiq 200mg for 1 year for severe panic disorder. I slowly came off it by tapering down slowly with the help of a great psychiatrist. Im now extremely happy and healthy and anxiety and drug free however I have not had my period since I stopped Pristiq 4 months ago! Im definitely not pregnant but very concerned as this is completely unusual for me. Im 29 years old and have had my period like clockwork every month my entire adult life. Im from Australia but am now teaching English in China. Id love to be able to talk to my psychiatrist however its impossible from China! I am very worried now and desperate for some expert opinions on this matter. Is this a side effect of coming off such a large dose?? ## Hi I am a 29 yo female from Australia and was on pristiq 200mg for 18 mo...
Updated 10 days 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 13 days ago.
 
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 24 days ago.
 
pristiq for depression and anxiety did not work
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My Son went to the Dr. for anxiety and depression, pristiq created more problems for him, panic attacks, insomnia, loss of appetite and he had black outs, got into some legal trouble and says he does not remember anything about that night. Anyone else had this type of problem? ## I was first prescribed 50 mg and now have been raised to 100 mg of Pristiq a day and 60 mg of Buspar for anxiety and depression. I have noticed that I have been getting irritated and grouchy more often while on the medicine. I have been on for about 3 months now and have set up an appointment to discuss this with my doctor. Not happy at all with this combination. I also had a loss in appetite, but no blackouts. ## had a severe seizure while on pristiq, had been taking the medication for about a year. I was gett...
Updated 26 days ago.
 
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...
Updated 26 days 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.

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