A 48-year-old member asked:
is it advantageous to take pristiq (desvenlafaxine) over effexor xr?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Clifton Schermerhorn answered
39 years experience General Practice
Maybe: Pristiq is a cogener of effexor...Pristiq is the right rotatory molecule of the racemic mixture known as effexor...Basically, the same medication...Pristiq is more potent..Venlafaxine versus desvenlafaxine...Don't confuse potency with efficacy, however...
Answered on Oct 21, 2017
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