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Pristiq Reviews

(Desvenlafaxine)

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

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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
  • 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
  • Take in the morning! I feel like I'm going insane if I forget one dose (100mg.) Brain zaps, nothing makes sense, and I just want to sleep, so taking it at the same time every morning is important. I also have very intense nightsweats, and my doctor and I think it has to do with the Pristiq. Annoying, but better than being suicidal and so anxious I can't function.
    22
    Woman
    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
  • it makes you very nauseous, complete lack of appetite, diahrrea,no libido at least in the first week, lack of motivation.
    60
    Man
    Less than a week