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).
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Can we inherit conditions like depression from our parents or a distant ancestor?
Experts believe in some part, yes. While no one knows for certain exactly what causes
depression, the condition is believed to be caused by a combination of genetic and
environmental factors, meaning that along with our environment, our genes may very
well make us more prone to getting depressed. Of course, this link to our genetic
makeup is not limited to depression. Genetics are often linked to other conditions,
In fact, nearly all human diseases are believed to be caused by a combination of our personal genetic makeup and the environment we live in. And exactly what potential environmental factors are we talking about? Everything from how well we eat, to how often we’re exposed to infections—even how challenging our childhoods were.
This has sparked researchers to look for genes that might make a person prone to depression. While there have been a number of studies that appear to pinpoint particular “depression genes,” the results have not been consistent. But some research already suggests that there may be specific genes that indicate a higher susceptibility to developing depression.
What does this all mean? By identifying the genes associated with this widespread condition, researchers are hopeful that they may be able to treat it more effectively. All of which is very encouraging.
PRISTIQ®(desvenlafaxine) is FDA approved to treat depression in adults. Ask your doctor if PRISTIQ may be right for you.
PRISTIQ could be a key in treating your depression symptoms.
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