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Since numerous side effects are possible with Pristiq, warnings and precautions should be reviewed with a healthcare provider beforehand. Pristiq may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior, high blood pressure, bleeding, and seizures. You should not take the drug if you are allergic to any of its components or have taken an MAOI within the past two weeks.

Pristiq: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk to your healthcare provider prior to taking Pristiq® (desvenlafaxine succinate) if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
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