Pristiq Drug Information
If you are an adult with major depression, your healthcare provider may recommend an antidepressant called PristiqTM (desvenlafaxine). This drug comes in the form of an extended-release tablet and is taken once a day, either with or without food. It is generally well tolerated, but side effects are possible. In clinical studies, some of the most common side effects included dizziness, insomnia, and nausea.
Pristiq is not suitable for everyone. To help ensure a safe treatment process with this drug, your healthcare provider needs complete information on your medical history, including any other conditions you have and if you are taking any other medicines (including vitamins or supplements). This will help him or her decide if the antidepressant is right for you.
(Click Pristiq for more in-depth information on this drug. This article discusses the uses of Pristiq in more detail, lists other possible side effects, and offers some general tips on when and how to use it.)