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What side effects can I expect taking pristiq (desvenlafaxine)?

What side effects can I expect taking pristiq (desvenlafaxine)?

Be awareDon't expect: The list is long and is available from your prescribing professional and your pharmacist. Most commonly experienced are GI symptoms like nausea, diarrhea and abdominal cramping as well as anxiety early on and sometimes insomnia. Being aware they can happen is different than expecting them to happen. Most side effects can be tolerated and eventually ease up. Try to be aware but not expectant. ...Read more

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What are side effects of pristiq (desvenlafaxine)?

What are side effects of pristiq (desvenlafaxine)?

Pristiq (desvenlafaxine): Works well for some, with minimum side-effects, mainly slight nausea & headache &mild BP elevation at high doses. ...Read more

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Can i go off pristiq (desvenlafaxine) without bad side effects?

Can i go off pristiq (desvenlafaxine) without  bad side effects?

Talk to doc: Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) does have withdrawal syndrome similar to Effexor and should be weaned off rather than abruptly discontinued. Do consult your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What are the side effects from quitting pristiq (desvenlafaxine) cold turkey?

Withdrawal symptoms: While it's most likely not life threatening or dangerous, I never recommend to my patients to quit any medicine all at once. I have them gently taper down if for some reason they need to stop. With Pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) which is similar to Effexor, they may experience agitation, electric like shocks, and irritability for several days. Please talk to your doctor. ...Read more