What is PRISTIQ?
PRISTIQ (desvenlafaxine) 50 mg is FDA approved to treat depression. In clinical studies, PRISTIQ 50 mg also helped improve patients' ability to function according to a scale* used to measure how depression disrupts the following areas:
- Social Life/Leisure Activities
- Family Life/Home Responsibilities
*Sheehan Disability Scale (a validated measure of functional impairment) total score for PRISTIQ vs. placebo.
How does PRISTIQ work?
Depression is a serious medical condition that can hold you back from what you enjoy. And while no one knows for certain what causes it, experts believe that depression results when certain chemicals in the brain are out of balance. These chemicals, called neurotransmitters, relay messages from one brain cell to another.
The good news is that depression can be treated.
PRISTIQ is thought to work by affecting the levels of two of these brain chemicals, serotonin and norepinephrine — both thought to play a role in depression.
Do people gain weight while taking PRISTIQ?
Based on data from 8- and 12-week clinical studies, PRISTIQ 50 mg showed no significant difference in average weight gain versus placebo. Side effects may increase at higher doses.
Ask your health care professional if PRISTIQ may be right for you.