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Review: Pristiq side effects

In this review, we analyze Pristiq side effects by the time on the drug, and age (0-60+) of the people who have side effects while taking Pristiq. The review is based on 13,747 people who have side effects while taking Pristiq from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What is Pristiq

Pristiq (latest outcomes from 15,578 users) has active ingredients of desvenlafaxine succinate. It is often used in depression.

On Dec, 12, 2014: 13,747 people who reported to have side effects when taking Pristiq are studied

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Most common side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Anorgasmia (type of sexual dysfunction in which a person cannot achieve orgasm, even with adequate stimulation)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Headache (pain in head)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)DizzinessDizzinessDizzinessOvarian Cyst (fluid filled sac of the ovary)Hair Loss In Women (hair loss due to hormonal changes)Drug Ineffective
DizzinessDizzinessHeadache (pain in head)AnxietyWithdrawal Syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance)Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Ptsd (post-traumatic stress disorder)Headache (pain in head)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Headache (pain in head)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)CryingDepressionTaste DisturbanceDizziness
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Drug IneffectiveInsomnia (sleeplessness)Feeling AbnormalFeeling AbnormalSleepyRestlessness (not able to rest)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
AnxietyInsomnia (sleeplessness)AnxietyDepressionHeadache (pain in head)Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears)Elevated Liver Enzymes (high liver enzymes)Anxiety
Feeling AbnormalFeeling AbnormalParaesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)Headache (pain in head)Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Ligament InjuryFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)AnxietyHyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating)Drug IneffectiveFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Thrombocytopenic Purpura (a bleeding disorder in which the immune system destroys platelets)VomitingDepression
Drug IneffectiveDepressionIrritabilityFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)CryingNail Growth AbnormalFeeling Abnormal
DiarrhoeaCondition AggravatedFatigue (feeling of tiredness)PainPainBreast PainBlood UrineDrug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)

Most common side effects by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Schizoid Personality Disorder (a personality disorder characterized by a lack of interest in social relationships)Blood Test AbnormalSuicidal IdeationNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Somnambulism (sleep walking)Accidental OverdoseTremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Headache (pain in head)DizzinessHeadache (pain in head)Headache (pain in head)Drug Ineffective
Psychomotor Hyperactivity (feelings of extreme restlessness)Heart Rate DecreasedHeadache (pain in head)DizzinessHeadache (pain in head)DizzinessInsomnia (sleeplessness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (an anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts that produce uneasiness, apprehension, fear, or worry;)Accidental Drug Intake By ChildInsomnia (sleeplessness)AnxietyAnxietyInsomnia (sleeplessness)Drug IneffectiveInsomnia (sleeplessness)
Learning Disability (difficulty in learning)Platelet Count IncreasedNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)AnxietyDizzinessDizziness
Tic (a sudden, repetitive, nonrhythmic motor movement or vocalization involving discrete muscle groups)Sinus Tachycardia (a heart rhythm with elevated rate of impulses originating from the sinoatrial node)Suicide AttemptDrug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)DepressionDrug IneffectiveAnxietyCondition Aggravated
Visual ImpairmentElectrocardiogram T Wave AbnormalDepressionDepressionInsomnia (sleeplessness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Headache (pain in head)
Urinary Incontinence (inability to control the flow of urine and involuntary urination)Blood Alkaline Phosphatase IncreasedFeeling AbnormalFeeling AbnormalDrug IneffectiveDrug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)DepressionAnxiety
Tourette's Disorder (a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics)Heart Rate IncreasedVomitingCondition AggravatedFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Feeling AbnormalFeeling AbnormalDepression
Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears)DizzinessInsomnia (sleeplessness)Feeling AbnormalDepressionHyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating)Feeling Abnormal

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments for this study:

Breen123 (3 years ago):

I just stated it 4 days ago,but I have heard 2 to 3 weeks.
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Francesca (4 years ago):

I have been on pristiq for two weeks 50mg. I don't feel any change or improvement. Can someone
advise me as to how long does it take to actually
notice an improvement? Previously i was on paxil
20mg. which made me feel like a detached person
could not stand that feeling.
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Kevin Haren (5 years ago):

Does Pristiq have a false positive urinalysis effect for methadone.
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