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Desvenlafaxine

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Serotonin and Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRI) Pristiq Adult

Desvenlafaxine - What is it for

Desvenlafaxine belongs to a class of medications known as Serotonin and Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRI). It is used to treat symptoms of depression (low mood) such as:

  • Feeling sad
  • Feeling hopeless or useless
  • Feeling bad about yourself
  • Thoughts of ending your life
  • Poor sleep, energy or appetite.

It may also be used to treat symptoms of anxiety such as:

  • Feeling uncontrollably or constantly worried
  • Very fast heartbeat
  • Uncontrolled shaking of body parts such as hands (tremors)
  • Sweating
  • Nervousness

Desvenlafaxine may be used for other conditions. Check with your healthcare professional if you are unsure why you are given this medication.

Desvenlafaxine - Additional Information

  • Updated on Monday, May 31, 2021
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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