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Desvenlafaxine (Pristiq)

Also known as Pristiq

Desvenlafaxine (brand name: Pristiq), also known as O-desmethylvenlafaxine, is an antidepressant of the serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor class developed and marketed by Wyeth (now part of Pfizer). Desvenlafaxine is a synthetic form of the major active metabolite of venlafaxine (sold under the brand names Effexor and Efexor). It is being targeted as the first non-hormonal based treatment for menopause.

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Estimated Total Cost: $113.27 for an average of 28 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed desvenlafaxine to treat depression, depression, anxiety and nervousness, and bipolar disorder.

What side effects are related?

Patients taking desvenlafaxine most commonly experience side effects like nausea, headache, and mouth dryness.

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