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Review: could Pristiq cause Partial seizures?

Summary: Partial seizures is reported only by a few people who take Pristiq.

We study 13,756 people who have side effects while taking Pristiq from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, when they have Partial seizures and more.

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Pristiq

Pristiq has active ingredients of desvenlafaxine succinate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 15,586 Pristiq users)

Partial seizures

Partial seizures (seizures which affect only a part of the brain at onset) has been reported by people with epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, convulsion, depression, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 3,471 Partial seizures patients)

On Jan, 26, 2015: 13,756 people reported to have side effects when taking Pristiq. Among them, 1 people (0.01%) has Partial Seizures.

Trend of Partial seizures in Pristiq reports

Time on Pristiq when people have Partial seizures * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Partial seizures100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Partial seizures when taking Pristiq * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Partial seizures0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Partial seizures when taking Pristiq ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Partial seizures0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Partial seizures ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Partial seizures0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (1 people, 100.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

n/a

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    I have been on Pristiq for several months due to mood and anxiety issues. After many other issues I was dealing with, my GP and endocrinologist and two specialist at Cleveland Clinic order me to have a sleep and nap study. I was diagnosed with chronic acute insomnia and Narcolepsy during the day.
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    HELP! I am sick and tired (literally) of getting 5-6 nightmares per week. I sleep well but at waking time I get nightmares related to two main anxieties in my life. I cannot go off meds. Can I take them in smaller dosages, beak the dosing times during the day. I know it is the fault (mostly) of Pristiq. But what to do? I already do Yoga, bedtime relaxation routine, and a lot of healthy other stuff. HELP if you have kicked this problem.
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    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?
  • 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 side effects with seroquel, dizzy al day long just with 12 miligrams of quietiapine.
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  • Ive been taking zanaflex 4 mg for a year and my dr added wellbutrin. i take them both at night then take another 4 mg of zanaflex in the morning and i experience extreme drowsiness and a high feeling?
    I HAD A STROKE 3 YEARS AGO AT THE AGE OF 37 THAT WAS DUE TO MALFORMED MIDDLE CEREBRAL ARTERY. I WAS PUT ON CELEXA WHICH WASNT CONTROLLING MY ANGER SO WAS PUT ON PRISTIQ. AFTER ALMOST A YEAR IT WASNT WORKING AS WELL SO DR ADDED WELLBUTRIN. ALL OTHER MEDS REMAINED SAME BUT HAVE HAD AN ISSUE AFTER TAKING MORNING MEDS I FEEL HIGH. I FEEL ITS THE WELLBUTRIN AND ZANAFLEX. IM UNSURE OF THE HALF LIFE OF WELLBUTRIN.

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  • Only ceased Pristiq 3 days ago. Hoping seizures will cease.

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