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Note: This document contains side effect information about desvenlafaxine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Pristiq.In Summary
Common side effects of Pristiq include: constipation, dizziness, drowsiness, insomnia, nausea, decreased appetite, hyperhidrosis, and xerostomia. Other side effects include: anxiety, blurred vision, mydriasis, tremor, vertigo, vomiting, abnormal dreams, chills, and yawning. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.For the Consumer
Applies to desvenlafaxine: oral tablet extended release
Oral route (Tablet, Extended Release)
Antidepressant use has been associated with an increased risk of suicidal thinking and behavior in children, adolescents, and young adults. Short-term studies did not show an increase in the risk of suicidality with antidepressants compared with placebo in adults beyond age 24, and there was a reduction in risk with antidepressants compared with placebo in adults aged 65 or older. Monitor patients closely for clinical worsening, suicidality, or unusual changes in behavior. Desvenlafaxine is not approved for use in pediatric patients.
Oral route (Tablet, Extended Release)
Antidepressants increased the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior in children, adolescents, and young adults during short-term studies. These studies did not show an increase in the risk of suicidality with antidepressants compared with placebo in adults older than 24 years, and there was a reduction in risk with antidepressants compared with placebo in adults aged 65 or older. Monitor patients closely for clinical worsening, suicidality, or unusual changes in behavior. Families and caregivers should be advised of the need for close observation and communication with the prescriber. Not approved for use in pediatric patients.
Along with its needed effects, desvenlafaxine (the active ingredient contained in Pristiq) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking desvenlafaxine:
Incidence not known
Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking desvenlafaxine:
Symptoms of overdose
Some side effects of desvenlafaxine may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to desvenlafaxine: oral tablet extended releaseGeneral
The most commonly reported side effects were nausea, dry mouth, hyperhidrosis, and dizziness.Gastrointestinal
Very Common (10% or more): Nausea (up to 36%), dry mouth (up to 25%), constipation (up to 14%)
Common (1% to 10%): Diarrhea, vomiting
Rare (less than 0.1%): Acute pancreatitis
Frequency not reported: Gastrointestinal bleedingDermatologic
Very Common (10% or more): Hyperhidrosis (up to 21%)
Common (1% to 10%): Rash
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Alopecia
Rare (less than 0.1%): Photosensitivity reaction, Stevens-Johnson syndrome
Frequency not reported: Erythema multiforme, severe cutaneous reactions, toxic epidermal necrolysisNervous system
Very Common (10% or more): Dizziness (up to 16%), somnolence (up to 12%)
Common (1% to 10%): Disturbance in attention, dysgeusia, headache, paresthesia, tremor, vertigo
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dyskinesia, extrapyramidal disorder, syncope
Rare (less than 0.1%): Convulsion, dystonia, serotonin syndrome
Frequency not reported: SeizurePsychiatric
Very common (10% or more): Insomnia (up to 15%)
Common (1% to 10%): Abnormal dreams, abnormal orgasm, anorgasmia, anxiety, decreased libido, irritability, nervousness, withdrawal syndrome
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Depersonalization, hypomania
Rare (less than 0.1%): Hallucination, mania
Frequency not reported: Bruxism, discontinuation syndrome, suicidal thoughtsGenitourinary
Very Common (10% or more): Erectile dysfunction (up to 11%)
Common (1% to 10%): Delayed ejaculation, ejaculation disorder, ejaculation failure, proteinuria, sexual dysfunction, urinary hesitation
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Urinary retentionOther
Very Common (10% or more): Fatigue (up to 11%)
Common (1% to 10%): Asthenia, chills, feeling jittery, tinnitusMetabolic
Common (1% to 10%): Decreased appetite, decreased weight, elevated fasting triglycerides, elevated LDL cholesterol, elevated total cholesterol, increased blood cholesterol, increased weight
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Increased blood triglycerides
Rare (less than 0.1%): HyponatremiaCardiovascular
Ischemic cardiac adverse reactions, myocardial ischemia, myocardial infarction, and/or coronary occlusion requiring revascularization usually occurred in patients who had multiple underlying cardiac risk factors.
Common (1% to 10%): Blood pressure increased, hot flush, increased sustained hypertension, orthostatic hypotension, palpitations, tachycardia
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Peripheral coldness
Frequency not reported: Coronary occlusion requiring revascularization, ischemic cardiac adverse reactions, myocardial infarction, myocardial ischemiaOcular
Common (1% to 10%): Blurred vision, mydriasis
Frequency not reported: Angle closure glaucomaRespiratory
Common (1% to 10%): Yawning
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Epistaxis
Frequency not reported: Interstitial lung disease, eosinophilic pneumoniaHepatic
Common (1% to 10%): Abnormal liver function testMusculoskeletal
Common (1% to 10%): Musculoskeletal stiffnessHypersensitivity
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hypersensitivity
Rare (less than 0.1%): AngioedemaEndocrine
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Increased blood prolactinHematologic
Frequency not reported: Abnormal bleeding
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