The main active ingredient of this medicine is Desvenlafaxine Succinate. It may be used with other medications. This component belongs to a class of drugs called antidepressants. These drugs belong to a class of drugs known as serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRI). Serotonin and norepinephrine are natural chemicals in the brain that maintains mental balance. It works by restricting the process that breaks down these chemicals called reuptake.
The given medicine Pristiq is indicated for the treatment of depression. It improves mood, feelings of well-being, and energy levels. It helps to restore the balance of certain natural substances i.e. serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain. This pill is an antidepressant that affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression. It is used to treat major depressive disorder.
The action mechanism of this medicine depends on the working of Desvenlafaxine, an active ingredient in the medicine. It works by affecting neurotransmitters, the chemicals that nerves within the brain make and release to communicate with each other. Restricting reuptake increases the amount of these chemicals in the brain and may help to improve symptoms of depression.
Given serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor medicine, Pristiq is available for oral administration. The available dosages are as follows:
- 50 mg: Take this pill two times a day as mentioned in the prescription by the doctor
- 100 mg: Administer this conventional tablet once a day with or without food as directed by the doctor
Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting the doctor, it may worsen the condition.