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What do you think of pristiq (desvenlafaxine)?

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Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Works well.: Nice snri. Well tolerated by most. Very few drug interaction to be concerned about.
Dr. Brian Writer
Psychiatry 17 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 is generally more expensive than other available antidepressants. Approved uses include unipolar depression. Dosing is once per day. There is no currently compelling reason to use Pristiq prior to trying other older, proven ssris antidepressants.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine): Works well for some, with minimum side-effects, mainly slight nausea & headache &mild BP elevation at high doses.

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