Benefits of Pristiq
Clinical studies have shown Pristiq® (desvenlafaxine succinate) to be effective for depression treatment in adults. Some of Pristiq's benefits include lessening the symptoms of depression, which can include:
- Feeling hopeless or worthless
- Changes in sleep (sleeping too much or not enough)
- Eating too much or too little (and weight gain or weight loss)
- Having little interest in things you used to enjoy
- Physical pain
- Suicidal thoughts.
Pristiq is part of a group of medications called serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, or SNRIs for short. SNRIs act on specific chemicals within the brain known as serotonin and norepinephrine. When the levels of serotonin and norepinephrine become unbalanced, it can cause conditions such as depression. Pristiq helps block the reuptake of serotonin and norepinephrine so that more remains in the space between the brain's nerve cells.
(Click Pristiq for a more in-depth look at the benefits of Pristiq, including information on how it works and how it can help relieve the symptoms of depression. This article also covers potential side effects, general dosing guidelines, safety concerns, and more.)