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).

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:

• Work

• 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.

Ask your health care professional if PRISTIQ may be right for you.

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