Pristiq dosages: How much is too much?
Pristiq dosage: An Overview
While your specific Pristiq dosage
will need to be determined by your physician, he or she will usually initiate
and maintain your dosage within the range of the normal guidelines for this
antidepressant medication. This information will provide you the basic Pristiq
dosage guidelines that are usually recommended in most circumstances. Depending
on your condition, your physician may prescribe a different regimen. You should
never change your specific dosage or stop taking this antidepressant without
discussing your circumstances with your doctor.
Pristiq dosage: Adults
The recommended dosage for Pristiq is usually 50 mg taken once a day with or without food. If you have
poorly functioning kidneys or liver, your doctor may prescribe a different
What should I tell my doctor before I take Pristiq?
You should always tell your doctor
about any prescription medications, over-the-counter or herbal medicines before
beginning this or any medication. Also, you should give your doctor a complete
medical history, especially if you have a history of heart problems, high
cholesterol, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, glaucoma, history of
stroke, kidney or liver problems, problems with bleeding, convulsions or
seizures, mania or bipolar disorder, or if you have low sodium levels.
Pristiq dosage: How should I take this medication?
Your Pristiq dosage should be taken
the same time each day. You may take it with or without food. Tablets should be
taken whole and should not be chewed, crushed, dissolved or divided. When you
take Pristiq, you may see something in your stool that looks like the tablet.
This is usually the empty shell for the medicine once your tablet has been
absorbed into your system. You should not worry about it and just continue your
usual Pristiq dosage as recommended by your physician until he/she tells you not
Effects to be Concerned About
Information adapted from The PDR
Pocket Guide to Prescription Drugs
Additional Information and webpage by
Licensed Psychologist Ph.D. Candidate
(Health and Geriatric Psychologist)