Review: could Pristiq cause Anorgasmia?


Anorgasmia is found among people who take Pristiq, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Clonazepam, and have Depression . We study 13,877 people who have side effects while taking Pristiq from FDA and social media. Among them, 67 have Anorgasmia. Find out below who they are, when they have Anorgasmia and more.

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Pristiq has active ingredients of desvenlafaxine succinate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Pristiq 15,152 users)


Anorgasmia (type of sexual dysfunction in which a person cannot achieve orgasm, even with adequate stimulation) has been reported by people with male orgasmic disorder, prostate cancer, hypersexuality, fatigue, obsessive-compulsive disorder (latest reports from 1,497 Anorgasmia patients).

On Jul, 24, 2016

13,877 people reported to have side effects when taking Pristiq.
Among them, 67 people (0.48%) have Anorgasmia

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Pristiq cause Anorgasmia?

Time on Pristiq when people have Anorgasmia *:

  • < 1 month: 31.82 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 22.73 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 13.64 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 18.18 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.55 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 9.09 %

Gender of people who have Anorgasmia when taking Pristiq *:

  • female: 72.31 %
  • male: 27.69 %

Age of people who have Anorgasmia when taking Pristiq *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 8.93 %
  • 30-39: 21.43 %
  • 40-49: 21.43 %
  • 50-59: 39.29 %
  • 60+: 8.93 %

Severity if Anorgasmia when taking Pristiq **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 33.33 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 66.67 %

How people recovered from Anorgasmia **:

  • while on drug: 33.33 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 66.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (29 people)
  • Anxiety (6 people)
  • Major Depression (3 people)
  • Hypertension (2 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Abnormal (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Klonopin (4 people)
  • Clonazepam (4 people)
  • Wellbutrin (3 people)
  • Simvastatin (3 people)
  • Lamictal (3 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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