Pristiq side effects - from FDA reports


In this review, we analyze Pristiq side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age of the people who have side effects while taking Pristiq. The review is based on 15,662 people who have side effects while taking the drug from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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Pristiq

Pristiq has active ingredients of desvenlafaxine succinate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Pristiq 18,846 users)


On Jan, 17, 2019

15,662 people who take Pristiq are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Pristiq side effects.

Most common side effects over time *:

< 1 month:
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Headache (pain in head)
  • Vomiting
  • Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Vision blurred
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  • Drug ineffective
1 - 6 months:
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Headache (pain in head)
  • Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body)
  • Blood pressure increased
  • Drug withdrawal syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
6 - 12 months:
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Weight increased
  • Drug withdrawal syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
  • Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  • Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
  • Dizziness
  • Hyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating)
  • Vertigo
  • Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears)
  • Abnormal behaviour
1 - 2 years:
  • Drug withdrawal syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
  • Dizziness
  • Pain
  • Blood cholesterol increased
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
  • Abnormal dreams
  • Drug ineffective
  • Weight increased
  • Withdrawal syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance)
2 - 5 years:
  • Feeling abnormal
  • Withdrawal syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance)
  • Dizziness
  • Drug withdrawal syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
  • Pain
  • Headache (pain in head)
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Vertigo
  • Amnesia (deficit in memory caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma)
  • Impaired work ability
5 - 10 years:
  • Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
  • Grand mal convulsion (a type of generalized seizure that affects the entire brain)
  • Weight fluctuation
  • Mood swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood)
  • Musculoskeletal disorder (disease of the body's muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and nerves)
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Nervousness
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Thinking abnormal
  • Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears)
10+ years:

n/a

not specified:
  • Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  • Headache (pain in head)
  • Weight increased
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
  • Suicidal ideation

Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Headache (pain in head)
  • Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  • Vomiting
  • Weight increased
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
male:
  • Drug ineffective
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
  • Feeling abnormal
  • Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
  • Drug withdrawal syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Vision blurred
  • Suicidal ideation

Most common side effects by age *:

0-1:
  • Abnormal behaviour
  • Visual impairment
  • Vomiting
  • Accidental drug intake by child
  • Cardiac murmur (an heart sound in valve abnormality)
  • Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  • Premature baby
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Respiratory distress (difficulty in breathing)
  • Tic (a sudden, repetitive, nonrhythmic motor movement or vocalization involving discrete muscle groups)
2-9:
  • Accidental drug intake by child
  • Heart rate increased
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints)
  • Strabismus (a disorder in which the two eyes do not line up in the same direction)
10-19:
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Pancreatitis acute (sudden inflammation of pancreas)
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Headache (pain in head)
  • Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  • Suicide attempt
  • Vomiting
  • Asphyxia (a condition in which there is an extreme decrease in the concentration of oxygen in the body)
  • Cholecystitis (infection of gallbladder)
  • Drug screen false positive
20-29:
  • Withdrawal syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance)
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Headache (pain in head)
  • Drug screen positive
  • Rash
  • Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  • Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
30-39:
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Vomiting
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Dizziness
  • Drug ineffective
  • Weight increased
  • Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  • Headache (pain in head)
  • Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  • Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
40-49:
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Headache (pain in head)
  • Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Weight decreased
  • Weight increased
  • Vomiting
  • Vision blurred
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
50-59:
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Headache (pain in head)
  • Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  • Weight increased
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Vomiting
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Dizziness
  • Weight decreased
60+:
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headache (pain in head)
  • Weight increased
  • Dizziness

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study

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