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, Ellefore), 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 Ph...

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Switched from Pristiq to Wellbutrin XL

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...

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Accidentally took a double dose of Pristiq

I am new to taking pristiq and have been taking 100mg for around 3 weeks. Initially my script was for 50mg so I was taking 2. When I got my next script filled I didn't realise they were 100 mg tablets and I accidently took 2 each day for 3 days before I realised they were 100mg, so for 3 days I have taken 200mg rather than 100mg and now I know why I was feeling extremely nauseous and dizzy. I have now just continued taking the 100mg as per normal but am feeling very strange, agitated and dizzy. Has anybody done this before? Should the symptoms settle quickly? ## Hello, Dani! How are you? Yes, the symptoms should settle down, but it may take a week or two. Typical side effects, as listed by the FDA, may include nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth and weight changes. If they don...

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pristiq and abilify

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? ## Try 2 m...

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prestique medication

my dr wants to put me on prestique to help with stress and to help my sex drive ## Pristiq contains the active ingredient Desvenlafaxine, it is an SNRI antidepressant. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, weight gain and dry mouth. You can read more on it here: Sometimes these medications make people suffer from problems with their sex drives, so you should be aware of that. Is there anything else I can help you with? ## I have tried lexapro, prozac, and celexa without much help. I need an anti-depressant that does not negatively affect my sex drive. I feel like i have no sex drive due to meds. I need a an anti-depressant that improves my sex drive. Im 24 I should be thriving. Help. ## my doctor wanted to put me on pristique for depression. he gave me some samples to try...

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prestique

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...

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prestiq reviews

how long does it take for the effects of prestiq to kick in? ## I dont know how long. Ive taken since Monday (day 6 so far) and havn't gotten anything ## Most medications in this class can take 2 weeks or more until you feel the full beneficial effects. That's generally why your doctor will prescribe it and then ask you to return for another appointment in approximately a month. Some of the most common side effects include: drowsiness, nausea, dry mouth and weight gain. Did you have any other questions? ## I have been on pristiq for about a year or so and so far so good. It took about 3 weeks to start helping.

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Switching from pristiq to generic pristiq

I was switched from Pristiq to generic Pristiq which if I understand right, is really Effexor. Is there a possibility this could be causing my severe fatigue? Has this happened to anyone else out there? ## My Insurance switched me to the generic (not my choice) about 3-4 weeks ago. Depression has been creeping in and I'm pretty concerned. Yesterday/last night was bad. Today was OK but my energy is not what it should be and my thinking/mood is not where it should be. Hoping to switch back but I don't know what is happening with the insurance...there is a $1000 penalty to go back to name brand!! ## Insurance is disgusting!! I actually feel ok depression wise and the fatigue turned out to be something else. I hope you stay stable ## Thanks. I'm glad your medication isn't th...

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pristiq and weight gain

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 ...

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Weaning off pristiq

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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Does pristiq ever stop working?

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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