Although the medication's primary indication is the treatment of depression, healthcare providers will occasionally recommend Pristiq "off-label" for the following conditions:
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), including adult ADHD
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Anxiety disorders
- Hot flashes during menopause
- Neuropathic pain.
(For more details on this drug's indications, click Pristiq Uses. This article describes how this medication works within the brain to treat depression and explains how counseling or therapy may also help improve symptoms.)