What is Desvenlafaxine? Full information, usage, benefits and side effects

What is Desvenlafaxine? Full information, usage, benefits and side effects


Desvenlafaxine sold under brand names such as Pristiq. Desvenlafaxine is a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor used as an antidepressant. It works by increasing the levels of serotonin and norepinephrine and helps maintain mental balance.


  • Desvenlafaxine is used to treat major depressive disorder.
  • Desvenlafaxine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Do not stop using desvenlafaxine without first talking to your doctor


Desvenlafaxine is available as extended-release (long-acting) tablets for oral use. In general, take this medicine once a day with or without food. Take desvenlafaxine at about the same time each day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully and ask your doctor or pharmacist to clarify any areas you do not understand. Take desvenlafaxine as directed. Do not take more or less, or more often than directed by your doctor.

Side Effects:

Common side effects include:

  • dizziness
  • trouble sleeping
  • increased sweating
  • constipation
  • drowsiness
  • anxiety
  • sexual problems

Serious side effects include:

  • suicide thoughts in under age 25 people
  • serotonin syndrome
  • bleeding
  • Mania
  • hypertension


Please consult your doctor/physician/specialist before taking any healthcare products. In case of allergic reaction to the medicines/substance, please take immediate medical help.

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