Pristiq 50 mg Tablets
The recommended starting dosage of Pristiq® (desvenlafaxine succinate) is a 50 mg tablet once a day to treat depression. However, the dose of Pristiq your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, such as how well you respond to Pristiq, other medical conditions you may have, and other medications you are currently taking.
Your healthcare provider may choose to increase the Pristiq dosage if symptoms continue or decrease the dose if side effects occur. People with liver disease should not exceed 100 mg of Pristiq each day.
Pristiq should not be stopped abruptly, as this could cause withdrawal symptoms. Do not split the tablets in half to achieve a lower dose; the only way to decrease the dose slowly is to take the medication less often, such as every other day or every third day.
(Click Pristiq Dosage for more information on using the 50 mg tablets for treating depression. This article also provides tips on effectively using this antidepressant and lists other factors that may affect your dosage.)