Important Safety Information About PRISTIQ
Suicidality and Antidepressant Drugs Antidepressants increased the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior in children, teens, and young adults. Depression and certain other psychiatric disorders are themselves associated with increases in the risk of suicide. Patients of all ages who are started on antidepressant therapy or when the dose is changed should be monitored appropriately and observed closely for clinical worsening, suicidality, or unusual changes in behavior such as becoming agitated, irritable, hostile, aggressive, impulsive, or restless. Should these occur, report them to a doctor right away. PRISTIQ is not approved for use in children under 18.

Do not take PRISTIQ if you are allergic to desvenlafaxine, venlafaxine, or any of the ingredients in PRISTIQ. Do not take PRISTIQ if you currently take, or have taken within the last 14 days, any medicine known as an MAOI (including intravenous methylene blue or the antibiotic linezolid).

How Your Doctor Can Help

If you think PRISTIQ (desvenlafaxine) may be right for you, it’s important to talk to your doctor about:

  • your symptoms
  • your treatment goals
  • your overall health
  • prescription and over-the-counter medicines you’re taking
  • any antidepressants you’ve taken in the past

If you’re taking PRISTIQ, it’s important to update your doctor about:

  • your progress
  • side effects you may be experiencing
  • any changes in your symptoms
  • any changes in your health
  • prescription and over-the-counter medicines you’re taking
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