On January 23, 2007, Food and Drug administration gave its clearance on O-desmethylvenlafaxine, but only half of the battle was won then because it had to go through the strict monitoring of FDA inspection, it had to clear many fronts on marketing commitments and finally get an approval on its proprietary name; Pristiq. After two long hard, strict and tight scrutinized years on February 4, 2009, Pristiq was finally available in Canadian pharmacies as an antidepressant, to cure the patients who were going through depression. Pristiq, however, hasn't got clearance in the markets of Europe, but in Canada Pristiq is effectively used and prescribed by the renowned doctors.
Description Of Pristiq: Pristiq is made up of Desvenlafaxine succinate. O-desmethylvenlafaxine is the prime ingredient of antidepressant venlafaxine in Pristiq, a medicine which is used in cure of anxiety and other high stress disorders. The tablet of Pristiq contains 76 or 152 mg of desvenlafaxine succinate.
What Does Pristiq Do? Are you wondering what role does the Pristiq play? Let's evaluate that depression is the mental disorder, which gives the feelings of sadness, dejection, aloofness, low self esteem and most of the times in extreme cases the feeling of suicide. Neurotransmitters, like norepinephrine, serotonin and dopamine are not in proper balance which affects the chemicals in the brain, resulting in the feelings of depression. With Pristiq this balance of neurotransmitters can be restored and the depressed feelings can be curbed. In other words, Pristiq maintains the balance in the brain which otherwise gets effected.
How To Take Pristiq: Pristiq should only be taken after consultation of the doctor. The prescription of Pristiq by the doctor must have the drug name mentioned on it before it Pristiq is consumed to counter depression. Before taking Pristiq, doctor must be well informed about any other medical or mental condition, the patient is going through which includes; kidney infection, heart diseases such as blood clotting, damage of liver, irregular blood pressure, any kind of kidney infection. Medical history of a patient is very crucial before taking Pristiq. Pristiq must only be taken after a detailed check up by the doctor and only for the symptoms of depression which include: - Loss of sleep due to heavy burdened thoughts - A feeling of helplessness and lack of self belief - Loss of appetite - Too much of botheration about negative thoughts - Aggressiveness in the behaviour - Thoughts of Anxiety - Suicidal thoughts
Side Effects Of Pristiq: Many critics have slammed and opposed the usage of Pristiq stating it as an incomplete medicine for the cure. Patients using Pristiq have complained about the side effects. The side effects of Pristiq include the feelings of dizziness, nausea, fatigue, constipation, anxiety and sleeping problem. It is advisable for the patients to report the doctor without wasting any time if they feel any such symptoms after the usage of the Pristiq. Like most of the new drugs that entre the market, Pristiq is also going through the phase of trying and testing, where people are still using and reporting the benefits and side effects of the Pristiq. So at this point of time it will be too early to make any judgments about the Pristiq which claims to cure the most fundamental disease in all human beings, the depression, by the use of Pristiq drug. Thus, use the drug Pristiq as per the doctors' advice.