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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
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
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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
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine): An antidepressant currently approved for treating depression.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience Psychiatry
Works well.: Nice snri. Well tolerated by most. Very few drug interaction to be concerned about.
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Dr. Brian Writer
15 years experience Psychiatry
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
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine): Works well for some, with minimum side-effects, mainly slight nausea & headache &mild BP elevation at high doses.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
37 years experience Psychiatry
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
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Agree w Dr. Knox: I usually encourage nutrition consult for any of my patients who believe they are incurring weight gain due to their antidepressant.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammed Younus
30 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
14 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
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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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Be patient: It can take even several weeks for the medication to reach full effectiveness. You may have some improvements before, but don't judge it yet. That is, ... Read More

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