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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Depression is a serious medical condition that can keep you feeling sad, helpless,
and uninterested in your favorite activities. It can make you feel like you have
to constantly wind yourself up just to get through the day. With all the responsibilities
in your busy life, managing depression can be even more overwhelming.
Depression is not your fault. It’s not a personal weakness or a condition that you can just “snap out of” and feel better. Depression is different than feeling sad or blue. Feelings of sadness go away with time, whereas depression can last for weeks, months, or even years.
The encouraging news is that depression can be treated.
Although no single cause of depression has been identified, it appears that genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors may play a role. Scientists are actively seeking new knowledge in this area.
Depression is a common condition. An estimated 35 million U.S. adults have experienced
depression at some point during their lifetime. The disease affects men and women
of all races and economic levels. Studies show that episodes of depression occur
twice as frequently in women as in men.
Although anyone can develop depression, the conditions seem to run in families. Whether or not depression is genetic, the disorder is believed to be associated with changes to levels of chemicals in the brain, such as serotonin and norepinephrine.
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is commonly known as depression. MDD can be diagnosed by a health care professional when a patient reports at least 2 weeks of sad or “empty” feelings or loss of interest in activities accompanied by at least four additional symptoms of depression. See all symptoms of depression
If depression is affecting the way you feel about yourself, treating it may help. 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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