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Garcinia Cambogia vs Pristiq, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 18

This is personalized comparison of Garcinia Cambogia vs Pristiq for a female aged 18. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Garcinia cambogia (latest outcomes from 223 users) has active ingredients of garcinia. It is often used in obesity.

Pristiq (latest outcomes from 15,552 users) has active ingredients of desvenlafaxine succinate. It is often used in depression.

What is the symptom

Serotonin syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time) (latest reports from 34,546 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, major depression, bipolar disorder.

On Sep, 2, 2014: 340 female patients aged 17 who take the same drugs are studied in Garcinia Cambogia vs Pristiq

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female17Depression - adolescents

Drugs to compare:

Garcinia Cambogia garcinianot specified
Pristiq desvenlafaxine succinatenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 17 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Garcinia CambogiaPristiq
Serotonin Syndrome0.00%0.00%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Garcinia CambogiaPristiq
Missed Periods (skipped menstrual cycle)Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
Bad BreathNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
No Periods (failure of menses to occur by age 16 years, in the presence of normal growth and secondary sexual characteristics)Vomiting
Nausea Aggravated (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Female Sexual Dysfunction (change in sexual function)Suicidal Ideation
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Discharge From The VaginaHypersomnia (excessive daytime sleepiness (eds))
Sexual Dysfunction (difficulty experienced by an individual or a couple during any stage of a normal sexual activity)Depression
Heart Rate Increased

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Garcinia CambogiaPristiq
Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Tearfulness (excess tearing)
Emotional Distress
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
Reflux (stomach contents come back up into the food pipe (gullet or oesophagus) or even into the mouth)
Muscle Twitching
Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Garcinia Cambogia0.00%77.78%11.11%11.11%0.00%

Comments from or about the patient:

can i take pristiq and garcinia cambigia together

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Garcinia Cambogia (garcinia) is often used to treat obesity. Pristiq (desvenlafaxine succinate) is often used to treat depression. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Recent related drug comparison:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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