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Doctor insights on: Pristiq And Cough

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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What is pristiq (desvenlafaxine) used for?

What is pristiq (desvenlafaxine) used for?

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 depression and anxiety disorders. Some have even found it useful in menopausal hot flashes. ...Read more

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What should I do to shed weight on pristiq (desvenlafaxine)?

What should I do to shed weight on pristiq (desvenlafaxine)?

Pristiq/weight: Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is usually weight neutral. Weight gain on this med is unusual. Every psychiatrist had seen unusual side effects with meds. If i see a patient with weight gain on pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) there are ways to deal with it such as transferring to another med or adding something that facilitates weight loss. Keep on mind it could be residual depression symptoms causing gain. Talk to prescriber soon! ...Read more

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Is 100mg of pristiq (desvenlafaxine) more effective than 50mg?

Pristiq (desvenlafaxine): Although 50mg. was the recommended dose, if patient shows limited response I would increase to 100mg. ...Read more

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Is pristiq (desvenlafaxine) just a joke or does it actually work?

It works: Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, in the same class as venlafaxine and cymbalta. If someone finds it ineffective, they should discuss with their psychiatrist or prescribing physician, and they may need a higher dose. ...Read more

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How can I stop taking pristiq (desvenlafaxine) without withdrawls?

How can I stop taking pristiq (desvenlafaxine) without withdrawls?

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. There is no one size fits all solution. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pristiq (desvenlafaxine)?

What is the definition or description of: pristiq (desvenlafaxine)?

Pristiq (desvenlafaxine): Also called desvenlafaxine, is an antidepressant of the serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, developed by wyeth co. It is the synthetic form of the major active metabolite Effexor (venlafaxine). Can cause nausea, dizziness, constipation, sleep problems, decrease appetite, night terrors, anxiety , & sexual side-effects. ...Read more

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Should you take pristiq (desvenlafaxine) at night or in the morning?

Should you take pristiq (desvenlafaxine) at night or in the morning?

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 you sleepy you may want to take at night, if it seems to bother your sleep you may want to take it in the morning. It is however best to take it at the same time each day. That way you are less likely to forget to take the medication. ...Read more

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