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what do you think of pristiq (desvenlafaxine)?

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Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience Psychiatry
Works well.: Nice snri. Well tolerated by most. Very few drug interaction to be concerned about.
Answered on May 8, 2016
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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 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.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
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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.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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