Pristiq contains the active ingredient desvenlafaxine. It is only available with a doctor’s prescription.
Pristiq is used to treat depression and to help stop it from coming back if you’ve had it. It belongs to group of medicines called serotonin-noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors, or SNRIs. SNRIs are believed to increase the levels of two chemicals in the brain – serotonin and noradrenaline – that might help you feel well.
Pristiq is available as tablets. It should be swallowed whole with water. Do not divide, crush, chew or put the tablets in water. It doesn’t matter whether you take Pristiq with food or not.
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Information for medicine and pack size: Pristiq 200 mg modified release tablet, 28
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What this medicine is for
Pristiq is indicated for the treatment of major depressive disorder, including the prevention of relapse. Pristiq is not indicated for paediatric use.
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