Pristiq is a brand product that contains an antidepressant called Desvenlafaxine. It is a type of Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs) that works by blocking the uptake of serotonin and norepinephrine to produce better mood and the feeling of calm. It is indicated for major depression.
Pristiq is taken orally. The usual dose is 50 mg once daily, and can be increased to 100 mg if not effective after 6 weeks.
It can be taken with or without food. Swallow the whole tablet. Do not chew, break, crush or dissolve.
Common side effects of Pristiq include dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, weight loss, and sleep disturbance.
People who are allergic to Desvenlafaxine, Venlafaxine or any component of the formulation.
Common dosing schedule:
Pristiq can be taken with or without food. It should be administered at approximately the same time each day.
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Pristiq may interact with:
Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.
In Hong Kong, Pristiq is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
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For detailed information about the use of Pristiq in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.