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Review: could Pristiq cause Anorgasmia (Orgasmic dysfunction)?

We study 13,737 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

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

Anorgasmia

Anorgasmia (type of sexual dysfunction in which a person cannot achieve orgasm, even with adequate stimulation) (latest reports from 6,028 patients) has been reported by people with depression, erection problems, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure, neuralgia.

On Sep, 15, 2014: 13,725 people reported to have side effects when taking Pristiq. Among them, 45 people (0.33%) have Anorgasmia.

Trend of Anorgasmia in Pristiq reports

Time on Pristiq when people have Anorgasmia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Anorgasmia35.00%25.00%15.00%15.00%5.00%0.00%5.00%

Age of people who have Anorgasmia when taking Pristiq * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Anorgasmia0.00%0.00%0.00%7.27%21.82%21.82%40.00%9.09%

Severity of Anorgasmia when taking Pristiq ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Anorgasmia0.00%50.00%0.00%50.00%

How people recovered from Anorgasmia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Anorgasmia50.00%0.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (42 people, 93.33%)
  2. Anxiety (12 people, 26.67%)
  3. Major depression (8 people, 17.78%)
  4. Hypertension (6 people, 13.33%)
  5. Eye infection (4 people, 8.89%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambien (7 people, 15.56%)
  2. Klonopin (5 people, 11.11%)
  3. Lamictal (5 people, 11.11%)
  4. Nexium (5 people, 11.11%)
  5. Hydrochlorothiazide (5 people, 11.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • Concerned could have Serotonin Syndrome....not sure how long body takes to adjust to change in meds. From 100mcg.Synthroid to 75mcg then 5mcg
    Cytomel added...have been on Pristiq (100mg for 5 years with one adjustment and little to no adverse side effects)...been on Synthroid for 44 years. Could the Cytomel be adversely interacting with the Pristiq??? Symptoms remind me of issues I have had with my Hashitoxicosis...please advise.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • Could be coincidence, since I have been on this list I have required surgery to repair the Scapho-lunate ligament in my wrist and now I have a hernia on my right side. Are any of these meds contributors?

    Reply

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