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).

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Ever wondered what’s inside that paper handout you receive when picking up your prescription at the pharmacy? It’s called the “Prescribing Information” or “Package Insert.” This document is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is provided by the drug manufacturer for clinicians and pharmacists who dispense the medication. Based on the results of clinical trial data, the Prescribing Information details the safe and effective use of the medicine, as well as the benefits and risks associated with treatment.

All drugs on the market are required by the FDA to provide the Prescribing Information along with each and every prescription medication. The Prescribing Information for most drugs follow the same basic format. As an example, we’ve outlined the Prescribing Information for PRISTIQ®(desvenlafaxine) in the sections below.

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