Review: could Pristiq cause Anorgasmia?
We study 13,713 people who have side effects while taking Pristiq from FDA and social media. Among them, 45 have Anorgasmia. Find out below who they are, when they have Anorgasmia and more.
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Pristiq (latest outcomes from 15,528 users) has active ingredients of desvenlafaxine succinate. It is often used in depression.
Anorgasmia (type of sexual dysfunction in which a person cannot achieve orgasm, even with adequate stimulation) (latest reports from 5,898 patients) has been reported by people with depression, erection problems, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure, neuralgia.
On Jul, 15, 2014: 13,711 people reported to have side effects when taking Pristiq. Among them, 45 people (0.33%) have Anorgasmia. They amount to 0.76% of all the 5,898 people who have Anorgasmia on eHealthMe.
Time on Pristiq when people have Anorgasmia * :
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Age of people who have Anorgasmia when taking Pristiq * :
Severity of Anorgasmia when taking Pristiq ** :
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How people recovered from Anorgasmia ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (42 people, 93.33%)
- Anxiety (12 people, 26.67%)
- Major depression (8 people, 17.78%)
- Hypertension (6 people, 13.33%)
- Eye infection (4 people, 8.89%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ambien (7 people, 15.56%)
- Klonopin (5 people, 11.11%)
- Lamictal (5 people, 11.11%)
- Nexium (5 people, 11.11%)
- Hydrochlorothiazide (5 people, 11.11%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (4 weeks ago):
Never had anything like this before taking Pristiq. It worked great for depression but after 9 months I started get more and more muscle pains and ticks in my neck. I have since quit using Pristiq, but still suffer from dystonia symptoms.
angiepanjie on Jun, 4, 2014:
I started taking Pristiq in 2010 - 6 months later was diagnosed with dystonia. It started out as strange sensations in my head and neck, then just my neck and shoulder pulled to the left. 3 and a half years later I am learning to live with dystonia as the symptoms have gotten worse. It is a strange coincidence these symptoms came after starting this drug, however my neurologist will not say if it was the drug or not. Regardless I have it, there is no cure, and the best thing I can do is be positive, do what I can and practice gratitude for the things I can do (took a LONG time to get to that point though, spent a long time being pretty mad!). Good luck, and bless ya'all.
From this study (1 month ago):
Have used all other meds for over 6 months. Pravastatin used for one month, then breast pain started.
From this study (2 months ago):
possible vaginal irritation and/or infection. Questionable of possibility of blisters inside folds vaginal tissue. (Not internal vaginal, just inside the folds of skin.)
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