Pristiq (Desvenlafaxine) Reviews for Your Age, Gender, and Usage - Iodine.com

Brand name
PristiqPrescription only

Drug (ingredient) generic available (usually lower cost)(Desvenlafaxine)

  • Dosage forms
  • Extended release
4.307086614173229Pristiq
Reviews from everyone
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • The withdrawals do suck. It's like a horrible hangover. However, it's the most effective of the drugs I've tried, and the side effects can be much better than Effexor. If your insurance covers it, it's worth it.
    18 year old man

    Used for a year or so

    Athletic university student

  • I have progressively been given higher dose prescriptions as it seems to become less effective over time. I am now on 200mg in combination with 30mg of Mirtazapine and I have found the combination to be quite effective.
    27 year old man
    Depression

    Used for two years or more

    student, sedentary, geek

  • Significantly reduces my stress triggered IBS attacks. Also significantly reduced the negativity that filled all of my thoughts and gave me back my emotional reservoir. I had no side effects, but I wish it was stronger.
    29 year old man
    Depression

    Used for a year or so

    Depression, with Panic disorder and IBS.

  • Take before bed because it makes you sleepy. Always take on time and every day as withdrawal symptoms are terrible (even within 12 hours of missing dose). Occasional sexual side effects (inability to orgasm), but much less than other drugs.
    33 year old man
    Depression

    Used for two years or more

    Regular dude

  • Worked well. Horrible withdrawal symptoms if you miss a dose (even as soon as 12 hours after missed dose). Had to stop taking due to insurance no longer covering. Withdrawal was long and painful. Can't taper due to avail. dosages.
    Depression

    Used for two years or more

  • Make sure you always have plenty spare, and remember to take it when travelling as the withdrawal symptoms can start to appear after 24 hours without taking the medication
    21 year old man
    Depression

    Used for a year or so

    university student

Reviews Summary
There’s an app to help understand how well Pristiq works for you ›
Is Pristiq worth it overall? People say
40%20%40%
Worth itNot sureNope
How well does Pristiq work for you? People say
39%34%28%
Worked WellSomewhatDidn't work
Is Pristiq a hassle? People say
36%37%27%
No hassle
Somewhat
Huge hassle

Hassle means side effects or other interference with daily life

127 reviews
How did it work for you?
Was it worth it?
Did it work for you?
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Didn’t work well
Worked so-so
Worked well
Was it a hassle?
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
No hassle
Some hassle
Huge hassle
Hassle = side effects or interference with your life

Select your age:

Next - leave a tip ›