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Review: could Pristiq cause Stevens johnson syndrome (Erythema multiforme)?

Summary: Stevens johnson syndrome is found among people who take Pristiq, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Rulide, and have Depression.

We study 13,761 people who have side effects while taking Pristiq from FDA and social media. Among them, 9 have Stevens johnson syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Stevens johnson syndrome and more.

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Pristiq

Pristiq has active ingredients of desvenlafaxine succinate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 15,597 Pristiq users)

Stevens johnson syndrome

Stevens johnson syndrome (an immune-complex-mediated hypersensitivity disorder. it ranges from mild skin and mucous membrane lesions to a severe) has been reported by people with convulsion, high blood pressure, epilepsy, ill-defined disorder, bipolar disorder. (latest reports from 27,933 Stevens johnson syndrome patients)

On Feb, 7, 2015: 13,756 people reported to have side effects when taking Pristiq. Among them, 9 people (0.07%) have Stevens-johnson Syndrome.

Trend of Stevens-johnson syndrome in Pristiq reports

Time on Pristiq when people have Stevens-johnson syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Stevens-johnson syndrome0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Stevens-johnson syndrome when taking Pristiq * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Stevens-johnson syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%66.67%22.22%11.11%

Severity of Stevens-johnson syndrome when taking Pristiq ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Stevens-johnson syndrome ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (5 people, 55.56%)
  2. Sleep apnoea syndrome (1 people, 11.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Rulide (6 people, 66.67%)
  2. Xanax (3 people, 33.33%)
  3. Atenolol (1 people, 11.11%)
  4. Lorazepam (1 people, 11.11%)
  5. Prilosec (1 people, 11.11%)

* 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.
  • Can i connect by email with other patients that have hypoglycemia and stevens-johnson syndrome? (1 answer)
    I have had hypoglycemia since childhood, and I have managed it easily until just this weekend. I got S-J two years ago from Bactrim. As I have healed from S-J very slowly and painfully, I was exercising hard, and working hard and slipped a little on not eating enough protein. I started dropping into sugar blackouts and it scared the crap out of me! Still working at being able to eat enough to straighten out low sugar levels. Any suggestions helpful, Thanks, Leann
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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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