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).
When taking PRISTIQ, it’s important to give it time to work. Everybody responds differently to treatment. In general, it can take several weeks to feel the full benefit of a prescription antidepressant, although some people will start to feel better sooner.
Don't stop taking PRISTIQ without first talking to your health care professional, even if you don't feel results right away.
Talk to your doctor about any concerns you may have.
Most people start with a once-daily 50-mg dose of PRISTIQ (taken with or without food). Your doctor may keep you on your starting dose throughout your treatment. Talk to your doctor about any health conditions you may have, as your dose might be affected.
PRISTIQ should be taken at the same time each day and always swallowed whole, since the tablets are time released.
You should always take PRISTIQ exactly as instructed by your health care professional.
Do not stop taking or change the dose of PRISTIQ without talking with your health care provider, even if you feel better. Stopping an antidepressant medicine suddenly can cause other symptoms.
Side effects may occur when stopping PRISTIQ (discontinuation symptoms), especially when therapy is stopped suddenly. Your health care provider may want to decrease your dose slowly to help avoid side effects. Some of these side effects may include:
* vs. placebo as measured by Sheehan Disability Scale, a patient-rated measure of functional impairment.
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