Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Mental health

Pristiq Reviews

(desvenlafaxine)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Mental health
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Reviews of Pristiq

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Summary of Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) reviews by people (All ages)58 people left tips
53%
think this method is worth it
49%
think this method works well
23%
think this method is a hassle
  • 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
    Man
    A year or so
    Depression
  • 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
    Man
    Two years or more
    Depression
  • 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
    Man
    A year or so
    Depression
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  • 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
    Man
    A year or so
  • Pristiq worked for a few months, then stopped. I took a higher dose for several more months. It helped at first, then all I had were really bad bouts of dizziness and not much relief from depression. I feel much better without it.
    41
    Woman
    Two years or more
    Depression
  • Do whatever you can to avoid withdrawal!! I often don't make it to the pharmacy until I've been off the Pristiq for a day or two. It feels like having a bad hangover, but with more sudden impulses to cry. Not fun.
    22
    Woman
    A year or so
    Depression
  • I've always taken it in the morning and never had any insomnia or problems going to sleep.
    32
    Man
    Two years or more
    Depression
  • It will make it hard to get up in the morning. I recommend setting multiple alarms and setting them early.
    31
    Woman
    Two years or more
    Depression
  • Withdrawal can become intense even just a few hours after missing a dose.
    30
    Woman
    Two years or more