Although most people tolerate Pristiq® (desvenlafaxine succinate) well, it is not free of dangerous risks. Because this medication is not suitable for everyone, make sure you talk to your healthcare provider about the risks that may apply to you. Dangers of this medication include potential side effects. Some of the most common Pristiq side effects include:
- Dry mouth
- Increased sweating.
Although side effects of Pristiq tend to be minor, there are some serious side effects of the medication that require immediate medical attention. Contact your healthcare provider right away if you experience problems such as hallucinations, seizures, or a high fever.
Other Pristiq warnings apply to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as people who have certain allergies. Also, it may be dangerous to take Pristiq if you have certain medical conditions, such as heart problems, epilepsy, or liver disease.
(Click Pristiq Warnings and Precautions and Pristiq Side Effects for more information on potential dangers to be aware of before starting treatment with Pristiq. This article also explains what to tell your healthcare provider before using Pristiq and who may not be able to safely use the medication.)