What is Desvenlafaxine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most Popular Types: Pristiq

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Desvenlafaxine is a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI). It is an extended release formulation believed to treat depression by affecting the levels of serotonin and norepinephrine, two neurotransmitters associated with depression.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
201 88
104 40
64 29
41 22
18 5
11 5

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Desvenlafaxine"

Severe
44
Moderate
34
Mild
45
None
58

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Desvenlafaxine

14
13
12
10
9
8

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently taking Desvenlafaxine)
Dosage Patients
1 mg daily 5
1 other daily 2
25 mg daily 1
30 mg daily 1
50 mg daily 209
75 mg daily 2
100 mg daily 125
150 mg daily 12
200 mg daily 10
300 mg daily 2
Why Patients Stopped Taking Desvenlafaxine (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 66
Side effects too severe 48
Expense 29
Doctor's advice 29
Other 20
Personal research 6
Change in health plan coverage 6
Course of treatment ended 4
Not indicated 2
See all 149 patients who’ve stopped taking Desvenlafaxine

Duration

Currently Taking Desvenlafaxine
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 3
6 months-1 year 9
1-2 years 9
2 years or more 44
Stopped Taking Desvenlafaxine
Duration Patients
0-1 month 22
1-3 months 32
3-6 months 20
6 months-1 year 32
1-2 years 24
2 years or more 13
Adherence
Always
152 84%
Usually
21 12%
Sometimes
3 2%
Never
5 3%
Burden
Very
14 8%
Somewhat
13 7%
A little
23 13%
Not at all
131 72%
Cost
$200+
6 5%
$100-199
8 7%
$50-99
23 20%
$25-49
33 28%
< $25
46 40%
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25 patient evaluations for Desvenlafaxine

Motivatories
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Motivatories
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Severe
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: none
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: mild
I am: n
I have:
MS

See Motivatories's full Desvenlafaxine history

Nov 14, 2013 (Started Oct 15, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
not-my-real-name
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not-my-real-name
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
40 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Mild Depression

See not-my-real-name's full Desvenlafaxine history

Dec 10, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Mild Depression: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If possible, look for natural treatments. Consult a functional doctor, check your diet, relationships, etc. May be you're not depressed, but surrounded by dools

  • 0 helpful marks
MargotGlass
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MargotGlass
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 30
Condition: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 4 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

See MargotGlass's full Desvenlafaxine history

Jul 7, 2012 (Started Feb 01, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Alternating constipation and diarrhea: None
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 50 mg Daily

Apr 19, 2012 (Started Feb 01, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Alternating constipation and diarrhea: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have had contipation/diarrhea for over a year, but since taking this I am much more regular.

  • 0 helpful marks
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