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

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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Dr. James Fox
Psychiatry

In brief: Here are a few

Hypertension (up to 2% of people), increased cholesterol levels, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, loss of appetite, dizziness, headache, insomnia, feeling too tired, anxiety, sexual dysfunction, withdrawal if you miss a dose.
These are among the more common ones and occur in 5-20% of folks on average.

In brief: Here are a few

Hypertension (up to 2% of people), increased cholesterol levels, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, loss of appetite, dizziness, headache, insomnia, feeling too tired, anxiety, sexual dysfunction, withdrawal if you miss a dose.
These are among the more common ones and occur in 5-20% of folks on average.
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox
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