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Im off pristiq which i was taking for a few weeks...what kinds of things will help me with the withdrawal symptoms?
Taper slowly: You should reduce the dose slowly. Decrease by 1/4 of your dose weekly. ...Read more
Can i take Zoloft to help withdrawal symptoms from pristiq (desvenlafaxine) until i can get the pristiq (desvenlafaxine) filled tomorrow?
Not generally: a good idea to take Depression medicines intermittently or as needed. Not sure if it will help. Zoloft is quite different than Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) and may cause unwanted side effects even if taken for only 1 or 2 days. You may try any over the counter headache / nausea med which are the main side effects of "withdrawal". Maybe a Physician from your State is available on HeathTaP Prime to refill today? ...Read more
Switched from escitalopram 20mg (lexapro, cipralaex) to 50mg pristiq (desvenlafaxine). How long does the cipralex withdrawal symptoms to go away?
If you are a rapid metabolizer and you get interdose withdrawal daily, is Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) the ideal antidepressant, since it bypasses the liver?
Not necessarily: About 45% of Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is excreted unmetabolized by 72 hours post dose. The rest is metabolized by CYP3A4 which is a liver enzyme. It does avoid CYP2D6 which is the most common enzyme which metabolizes psychiatric medications. I assume you mean that you are a rapid metabolizer of the 2D6 enzyme. In that case, Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) may be a reasonable choice. ...Read more
Today i will be stoping my pristiq after almost 2months taking it per dr. And i will begin my qsymia (phentermine and topiramate) im worried of withdrawal and side effects advise.
Change reason?: You are stopping an antidepressant and starting a weight control medication. Talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more
My dr took me off Pristiq and put me on Prozac to help taper down, however, I've still had awful withdrawals- increased anxiety, paranoia, "brain zaps", amplified negative feelings, etc. Is there a point I should be "concerned" enough to seek medical care
Talk to doctor: In my practice, with my patients, I have never taken a patient off Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) cold turkey. I always recommend tapering down gently, to avoid the withdrawal symptoms you describe. Talk to your treating physician about restarting the Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) and tapering. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Antidepressent withdrawl I am currently on 50mg of pristiq and 2mg of abilify. I recently (16 days) stopped the Abilify because of weight gain. I was feeling fine but now am more depressed and my mind is wondering. Is this just a side affect of the abilif
Hello : Hello depressed in philadelphia. In addition to having an antipsychotic effect the Abilify also has an antidepressant effect through the neurotransmitter dopamine. It is used as an adjunct with the pristiq (desvenlafaxine). Because you took yourself off of the abilify, you are no longer augmenting your antidepressant. Even though Abilify has side effects, it also can be very beneficial. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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