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is it advantageous to take pristiq (desvenlafaxine) over effexor xr?

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Dr. Clifton Schermerhorn
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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Pristiq - Effexor Xr: They both contain the same active ingredients. Dosing may be simpler with Pristiq then Effexor XR. See: http://www.iodine.com/compare/effexor-vs-pristiq
Answered on Nov 27, 2017

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