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Alternative to pristiq

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Tapia
Psychiatry 13 years experience
Talk with the doctor: There are several newer antipsychotics that are thought to have less weight gain like lurasidone, asenapine, iloperidone and ziprasidone. You may wan... Read More

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine): Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is a fairly new antidepressant -- it's a metabolic product of Effexor (venlafaxine). It can be helpful with various types of... Read More
Dr. Michael Feinberg
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an antidepressant: Venlafaxine (effexor) is changed to desvenlafaxine (pristiq) in your liver. There are some differences in side effects, but both are antidepressants ... Read More
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine): An antidepressant currently approved for treating depression.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Works well.: Nice snri. Well tolerated by most. Very few drug interaction to be concerned about.
Dr. Brian Writer
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Antidepressant: Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is a relatively newer snri antidepressant. Because it is newer, there is no currently available generic version. As such, it ... Read More
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine): Works well for some, with minimum side-effects, mainly slight nausea & headache &mild BP elevation at high doses.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Pristiq/weight: Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is usually weight neutral. Weight gain on this med is unusual. Every psychiatrist had seen unusual side effects with meds. ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammed Younus
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Depends on need: Any psychiatric medication is started at a small dose and increased only if needed since medication clearance from body depends on certain enzymes in ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 15 years experience
It works: Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, in the same class as venlafaxine and cymbalta. If someone finds it ineffect... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Stopping antidepressants can be easy for some but horrible for others. The best thing to do is talk with your doctor for a plan in weaning down. The... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine): Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is an antidepressant which inhibits the re-uptake of both serotonin and norepinephrine. It is actually the metabolite of ven... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry 33 years experience
It depends.: The medication is generally written for daily use. Whether you take it in the morning afternoon or evening depends upon your preference. If it makes y... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine): Most antidepressants, including pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) take at least 2-3 weeks to begin working -- maybe a little longer. Unfortunately side effec... Read More

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