28 patient evaluations for Desvenlafaxine

Jun 6, 2020 (Started Feb 27, 2019)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I changed dosage June 6 2020. I felt overmedicated with the seasonal change from April/May. My dosage went from 100mg down to 50mg. We will re-evaluate in September. This does not surprise me. This seasonal change has happened on other antidepressants.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 7, 2020 (Started Feb 27, 2019)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (expressionless face (masklike))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I switched from generic duloxetine to Pristiq. The generic manufacturer changed their process, or my brain changed?? One difference is that I needed more duloxetine in the winter dark months and that made me drowsy. I was also prescribed modafinil when I was working 9-5, so that I could concentrate and be alert. I don't need modafinil with Pristiq and I don't need to change the dosage according to the seasons. I feel more emotionally blunted with Pristiq, though. It took a few months to discover that duloxetine quit working, to find a replacement, and get back to a stable life. I miss the "duloxetine generic". It performed truer to the Cymbalta brand. It had the added benefit of easing the arthritis in my hands. I never knew this until they substituted manufactures of duloxetine.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Feb 11, 2020 (Started Aug 07, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excessive sweating)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Not for all
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Jun 8, 2018 (Started Dec 19, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Now taking 200mg pill. It is the target dosage. It seems to be working fine.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jan 23, 2018 (Started Dec 19, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Takes a while to work. hoping for the best.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Dec 27, 2017 (Started Dec 19, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It takes awhile to start to work. My Dr. set me up on 25mg but I feel I should be on a stronger dosage. Will take that up with her at my next appointment.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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