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Review: Celexa and Pristiq

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Celexa and Pristiq. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 101 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Celexa (what 30,648 Celexa users reported?) has active ingredients of citalopram hydrobromide. It is used in depression.

Pristiq (what 15,540 Pristiq users reported?) has active ingredients of desvenlafaxine succinate. It is used in depression.

On Aug, 13, 2014: 101 people who take Celexa, Pristiq are studied

Celexa, Pristiq outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide)
- Pristiq (desvenlafaxine succinate)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Celexa is effective0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
(1 of 1 people)
(1 of 2 people)
(1 of 3 people)
Pristiq is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 2 people)
(0 of 2 people)
(1 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
AnxietyDrug IneffectiveAdrenal Cortical InsufficiencyAnxietySkin Necrosisn/aDrug EruptionDrug Ineffective
HeadacheSomnolenceBlood Pressure IncreasedAnxietySkin NecrosisAnxiety
DiarrhoeaSuicidal IdeationDizzinessDrug EruptionBlisterDepression
Drug Withdrawal SyndromeAngerHeadacheDepressive SymptomPruritusHeadache
Weight DecreasedFeeling AbnormalDepressionNauseaFeeling Abnormal
Panic AttackCondition AggravatedExostosisWeight DecreasedArthralgia
PalpitationsLoss Of ConsciousnessVomitingHyperhidrosisPain In Extremity
FearIntentional OverdoseHypoaesthesiaAbnormal DreamsMusculoskeletal Stiffness

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Celexa is effective28.57%
(2 of 7 people)
Pristiq is effective28.57%
(2 of 7 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

AnxietyDrug Ineffective
Drug IneffectiveHeadache
Feeling AbnormalMale Sexual Dysfunction
DepressionGlycosylated Haemoglobin Increased
Pain In ExtremitySomnolence
NauseaMajor Depression
Musculoskeletal StiffnessCondition Aggravated
Panic AttackCoordination Abnormal

Drug effectiveness by age :

Celexa is effectiven/an/an/a25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
(0 of 8 people)
(1 of 3 people)
(1 of 1 people)
Pristiq is effectiven/an/an/a25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
(0 of 9 people)
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

n/an/an/aDry SkinAnxietyDrug EruptionDepressionAnxiety
HypotensionTremorWeight DecreasedDrug IneffectivePanic Attack
Pulseless Electrical ActivityFearSkin NecrosisNauseaDrug Ineffective
Circulatory CollapseDizzinessDiarrhoeaFeeling AbnormalAntisocial Behaviour
Gastrointestinal Sounds AbnormalGlossodyniaDepressionHeadacheCondition Aggravated
Sinus TachycardiaCandidiasisArthralgiaGlycosylated Haemoglobin IncreasedHeart Rate Increased
Body Temperature DecreasedInsomniaDizzinessSuicide AttemptDyspnoea
Pupil FixedSuicidal IdeationDyspnoeaMale Sexual DysfunctionFeeling Abnormal
AreflexiaThinking AbnormalBack PainInsomniaLoss Of Consciousness
Multiple Drug OverdoseDrug Withdrawal SyndromeHypoaesthesiaAbdominal DistensionMemory Impairment

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • I have A lifelong history of depression and have taken many other meds strictly following my
    therapist's instructions to the letter and being followed closely. This is the first time I have
    experienced such serious side effects. They have been present for about 3 yrs and are


  • From this study (5 years ago):

  • Just started pristiq 50mg today. Need to know advers reactions with the othe meds or I can call an M.D tommorrow


Can you answer these questions (what is this?):

  • Effects taking lamictal abilify and pristiq
    Although I take these three drugs I am still experiencing symptoms of lethargy, lack of appetite Are these symptoms perhaps side effects of these grubs?

  • Memory loss& confusion
    I can not remember the majority or most of my past.I am very,very confused about things or stuff that I used to know everything about

  • Does paxil works better than dessvenlafaxine for ansiety - depression
    I am have a trouble, lot of depression, hat i am thinking about the friends in the past, that i am single, i am 41 and a lot of affraid to be alone. My works gives me stressed conditions and i caame back to may doc that prescriot to me seroquel and pristiq (desvenlafaxine). I am having a lot of s ...

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  • Higher than a kite, and dumber than one of those saying i can no longer remember!
    I told my shrink I didn't want to try anymore antidepressants... that they make me crazy-stupid(pristiq), crazy-nympho(wellbutrin), or crazy-sloth(lexapro). I have complex ptsd, did, and gad. I really don't want to take anything... I just want to work out, eat right, and try to put myself back on tr ...

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide) is often used to treat depression. 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:

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