Pristiq Side Effects to be Concerned About
Pristiq side effects overview:
your specific Pristiq side effects cannot really be anticipated in advance, if
any develop or change in their level of intensity you need to discuss this with
your doctor immediately. Only your physician can decide if your specific Pristiq
side effects may preclude you from continuing with this antidepressant
Common Pristiq side effects may include:
Abnormal bleeding or bruising, anxiety, constipation, decreased sex drive,
delayed orgasm and ejaculation, dilated pupils, dizziness, dry mouth, glaucoma,
headache, high blood pressure, increased cholesterol and triglyceride levels,
low sodium levels, seizures, serotonin syndrome (including restlessness,
increased blood pressure, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, increased body
temperature, fast heartbeat, hallucinations, and loss of coordination),
sleepiness, tiredness, tremor.
In addition to the Pristiq side effects, what are some possible food and drug
interactions that I may need to consider?
If Pristiq is taken with other medications, you may notice that the effects of
either may be increased decreased or altered in some other way. It is always
important to check with your physician before combining this medication with the
following drugs that may affect the central nervous system, lithium, migraine
medications known as triptans, narcotic painkillers, sleep aids, weight-loss
products such as phentermine, tranquilizers, antipsychotic medicines,
antidepressants that affect serotonin such as fluoxetine and paroxetine, MAOI’s,
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, blood thinners such as aspirin or
warfarin, alcohol, ketoconazole and desipramine.
Are there any other concerns I should have besides the previously mentioned
Pristiq side effects?
The previously described side effects of Pristiq are not
the only concerns that you may have. You should never drive or operate dangerous
machinery until you’re sure of how Pristiq affects you individually. You should
also avoid drinking alcohol when taking this medication.
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