PRISTIQ (desfenlafaxine) is a prescription medication approved by the FDA for the treatment of depression in adults. Depression is a serious medical condition that can take so much out of you. PRISTIQ can help.
How does PRISTIQ for depression work and how it treats depression?
PRISTIQ is thought to work by affecting the levels of two neurotransmitters believed to play a key role in depression, serotonin and norepinephrine. Serotonin and norepinephrine are chemicals that occur naturally in the brain. While no one knows for sure what causes depression, many experts believe that it may occur when neurotransmitters are out of balance.
Simple once-daily 50-mg dose. With PRISTIQ, the starting dose is the recommended therapeutic dose. The recommended dose for PRISTIQ is 50 mg once daily. There is no need to gradually increase the dose to reach the recommended therapeutic dose. However, some health care professionals may prescribe a different dose of PRISTIQ. Take PRISTIQ exactly as your health care professional has prescribed, and let him or her know if you have questions. Be sure to tell your health care professional if you have kidney problems, because you may need a different dose.
How you should take PRISTIQ?
You should take PRISTIQ at about the same time each day. PRISTIQ may be taken with or without food. Swallow PRISTIQ tablets whole with water. Do not divide, crush, chew, or dissolve PRISTIQ tablets because the tablets are time released.
PRISTIQ for depression side effect?
You may experience side effects while taking PRISTIQ. In clinical studies, the most common side effect with PRISTIQ was nausea. It was generally mild to moderate and occurred most frequently during the first week of treatment. Other side effects included dizziness, sweating, constipation, and decreased appetite. In general, side effects occurred most frequently during the first week of treatment in clinical studies. These are not all the possible side effects of PRISTIQ