- Desvenlafaxine Succinate
- tablet ER
Desvenlafaxine Succinate 50mg
Brand Name: Pristiq®
Desvenlafaxine is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). Desvenlafaxine affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression.
Desvenlafaxine is used to treat major depressive disorder.
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Other Known Brand Names for Pristiq
- D-Veniz (Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.)
- Desnila OD (Lupin Limited)
- MDD (Abbott Piramal India Ltd.)
- MDD XR (Abbott Piramal India Ltd.)
- Newven OD (Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd.)
- Prestiq (Pfizer)
- Pristiq (Wyeth-Ayerst)
- Venpower (IPCA Laboratories Ltd.)
- Ventab DXT (Intas Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.)
- Venz OD (Zydus Neurosciences)
- Zyven OD (Zydus Neurosciences)
Take Desvenlafaxine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
You may take Desvenlafaxine with or without food. Take the medicine at the same time each day.
Do not crush, chew, or break an extended-release tablet. Swallow it whole.
It may take several weeks before your symptoms improve. Keep using the medication as directed and tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve.
Do not stop using Desvenlafaxine suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Ask your doctor how to safely stop using this medicine.
Your blood pressure will need to be checked often.
This medication can cause you to have a false positive drug screening test. If you provide a urine sample for drug screening, tell the laboratory staff that you are taking Desvenlafaxine.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
The recommended dose for Desvenlafaxine is 50 mg once daily, with or without food.
In clinical studies, doses of 50 mg to 400 mg per day were shown to be effective, although no additional benefit was demonstrated at doses greater than 50 mg per day and adverse reactions and discontinuations were more frequent at higher doses.
When discontinuing therapy, gradual dose reduction is recommended whenever possible to minimize discontinuation symptoms.
Desvenlafaxine should be taken at approximately the same time each day. Tablets must be swallowed whole with fluid and not divided, crushed, chewed, or dissolved.
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