Prescription onlyLower-cost generic available

Pristiq Reviews

(Desvenlafaxine)

  • Extended release
Back to: Full Site Navigation
4.64Pristiq
Worth it?Is it worth it?
Works well?Does it work?
Hassle?Is it a hassle?

Reviews from everyone

175
Button Group. currently active
Button Group. All currently active
Button Group. All currently active
Reviews Summary175 reviews
Worth it?Is it worth it?
Works well?Does it work?
Hassle?Is it a hassle?
  • 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.
    Age: 18
    Gender: Man
    Duration taken: A year or so
  • 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.
    Age: 27
    Gender: Man
    Taken for: Depression
    Duration taken: Two years or more
  • 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.
    Age: 29
    Gender: Man
    Taken for: Depression
    Duration taken: A year or so
  • 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.
    Age: 33
    Gender: Man
    Taken for: Depression
    Duration taken: Two years or more
  • 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.
    Taken for: Depression
    Duration taken: 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
    Age: 21
    Gender: Man
    Taken for: Depression
    Duration taken: A year or so
  • Although this is supposed to be weight neutral I gained 15lbs in 4 months. I was constantly hungry and bloated. Some of this could have been due to the Extreme APATHY I encountered on this medicine. It reduced the extreme anxiety encountered while being unemployed and I can say it did help turn that around, but almost to an extreme point of apathetic procrastination & Fatigue.
    Age: 40
    Gender: Man
    Taken for: Depression
  • Must not skip a dose.
    Age: 69
    Gender: Woman
    Taken for: Depression
  • Works for anxiety
    Age: 27
    Gender: Woman
    Taken for: Depression
  • Huge problem with excessive sweating, with sweat literally dripping of me, even in winter. I thought it was peri menopause but turned out to be the medication.
    Age: 47
    Gender: Woman
    Taken for: Depression