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Garcinia Cambogia vs Pristiq for a female patient aged 19

Summary: 352 female patients aged 19 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of Garcinia Cambogia vs Pristiq for a female aged 19. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.


What are the drugs

Garcinia cambogia (latest outcomes from 246 users) has active ingredients of garcinia. It is often used in weight loss.

Pristiq (latest outcomes from 15,606 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) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, major depression, bipolar disorder. (latest reports from 6,559 Serotonin syndrome patients)

On Mar, 27, 2015: 352 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
Bad BreathNausea
Appetite - DecreasedDrug Withdrawal Syndrome
Dry MouthDizziness
Orthostatic TremorFatigue
Chest PainSuicidal Ideation
Weight Loss - UnintentionalInsomnia
Stomach PainTremor
Discharge From The VaginaHeart 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
Appetite - DecreasedInsomnia
Dry MouthDrug Withdrawal Syndrome
Bad BreathEmotional Distress
Weight Loss - Unintentional

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Garcinia Cambogia0.00%63.64%27.27%9.09%0.00%

Comments from or about the patient:

can i take pristiq and garcinia cambigia together

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On eHealthMe, Garcinia Cambogia (garcinia) is often used to treat weight loss. 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:

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

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