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Pristiq and/or Equivalents

Drug Related Drug Names
Pristiq 50mg and/or Equivalents Desvenlafaxine ER, Pristiq
Pristiq 100mg and/or Equivalents Desfax, Desvenlafaxine ER, Pristiq

Pristiq(Desvenlafaxine ER)

Pristiq Description

Pristiq or desvenlafaxine is an SNRI or a serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor used to treat mental depression in adults. This extended release tablet is meant for oral administration and contains a structurally novel SNRI known as desvenlafaxine succinate. This drug can treat panic disorders, social anxiety, generalized anxiety disorders and major mental depressions.

Conditions Treated by Pristiq

Pristiq is an FDA approved drug used to treat depression characterized by feelings of helplessness, sadness, lack of interest in your most favourite activities. Pristiq works by targeting 2 brain chemicals - norepinephrine and serotonin. It has been approved for treating major adult depressive disorders.

Pristiq Dosage Information

a.) Typical dosage recommendations

You have to take one Pristiq pill once a day to relieve symptoms of depression. The usual dosage recommendation is a 50 mg pill to be taken once daily with lots of water before or after a meal at the same time each day. Patients with kidney problems may be prescribed a 50 mg pill every alternate day.

b.) Missing a dose

Take your missed dose as soon as you can remember. Do not take a double dose to compensate for the missed dose. If it is already time for next dose, consume that next dose at your usual schedule and skip the missed dose.

c.) Overdosing

Symptoms of Pristiq overdose include tingly feeling, numbness, fast heart rate, diarrhea, vomiting, dry mouth agitation, dizziness and headache. If you think you have overdosed on this medication contact your local ER immediately.

Pristiq Warnings

Patients taking Pristiq are advised against consumption of alcohol as it can impair psychomotor skills, thinking abilities and judgement beside inducing depression of the central nervous system. Contact your doctor immediately in case of a hazardous alcohol interaction with Pristiq. If you are allergic to Effexor or desvenalfaxine you cannot take Pristiq. Do not take Pristiq if you are already using an MAOI or monoamine oxidase inhibitor. Give yourself a 14 day gap after quitting your MAOI. After a fortnight you can start taking Pristiq under medical supervision. Do not take Pristiq and Effexor together. Patients younger than 24 years of age may experience suicidal thoughts when taking this antidepressant drug towards the beginning.

Pristiq Side Effects

Every drug comes with its side effects and Pristiq is no exception. However everybody who takes Pristiq will not experience (all the) side effects. Majority of the users are able to tolerate the medicine pretty well. Side effects if any are minor and treatable. some common side effects are:

2 to 9 percent of people suffer from the following common side effects:

The following few side effects are extremely rare, but they are potentially serious and you should report these to your doctor or healthcare provider immediately. These are:

There are a few less common side effects of Pristiq such as:

It is very difficult for your health care provider to accurately predict which side effects you may possibly suffer from. If you feel something is not right or develop any bothersome side effect, call your doctor. He will diagnose your problem and treat it correctly.

Pristiq Drug Interactions

There are at least 933 drugs and 5646 generic, brand name drugs that can interfere with Pristiq. It is not possible to list all of them. But some of the major drug interactions take place with the following:

This is not a complete list of all the drugs that can interact with Pristiq. Provide your health care practitioner with a complete list of all medications, prescription drugs, OTC drugs, herbal concoctions and supplements you take before using Pristiq.

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Pristiq and/or Equivalents warnings, side-effects and general information