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Pristiq (Desvenlafaxine) - Side Effect Reports to FDA

 
 



This is an index of side effect / adverse reaction reports (a.k.a. adverse event reports) related to Pristiq (Desvenlafaxine) and submitted to the FDA during the sample period of about a year. The information is not vetted and should not be considered as verified clinical evidence.

Reports by Event Outcome

All Cases (2022)
Death (36)
Life Threatening Events (19)
Disability (31)

Reports by Reaction Type

Drug Ineffective (223)Nausea (202)Depression (198)Dizziness (180)Anxiety (168)Feeling Abnormal (158)Malaise (157)Headache (146)Insomnia (128)Withdrawal Syndrome (117)Fatigue (91)Medication Residue (91)

Below are a few examples of reports where side effects / adverse reactions may be related to Pristiq (Desvenlafaxine). For a complete list or a specific selection of reports, please use the links above.

Possible Pristiq side effects in 51 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: 51 year old female, weighing 79.4 kg (174.7 pounds)

Reactions: Off Label Use, Depression, Headache, Substance Abuse

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Neurontin
    Dosage: 300 mg, 2x/day
    Indication: Back Pain
    Start date: 2011-01-01

Pristiq
    Dosage: 50 mg, daily
    Indication: Bipolar Disorder
    Start date: 2012-08-16

Other drugs received by patient: Lisinopril and Hydrochlorothiazide; Meloxicam; Quetiapine Fumarate



Possible Pristiq side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: female

Reactions: Fear

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Pristiq
    Dosage: 50 mg, unk

Pristiq
    Dosage: 50 mg, every third day
    End date: 2012-08-01

Pristiq
    Dosage: 50 mg, alternate day



Possible Pristiq side effects in 61 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: 61 year old female, weighing 80.3 kg (176.6 pounds)

Reactions: Pruritus

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Pristiq



Possible Pristiq side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: female

Reactions: Impaired Gastric Emptying

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Pristiq



Possible Pristiq side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-24

Patient: female

Reactions: Off Label Use, Drug Intolerance

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Pristiq
    Dosage: 50 mg split in half, unk

Pristiq
    Dosage: 50 mg, unk
    Indication: Anxiety



Possible Pristiq side effects in 60 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-08-24

Patient: 60 year old female

Reactions: Cerebrovascular Accident

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Celebrex
    Dosage: 200 mg, 1x/day

Lyrica
    Dosage: 50 mg, 1x/day

Pristiq
    Dosage: unk

Protonix
    Dosage: 40 mg, 2x/day

Other drugs received by patient: Nitroglycerin; Zetia; Carvedilol; Januvia; Simvastatin; Vitamin D; Acetylsalicylic Acid; Enalapril Maleate; Plavix



Possible Pristiq side effects in

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-24

Patient:

Reactions: Death, Hyponatraemia

Adverse event resulted in: death

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Pristiq
    Dosage: 50 mg, qd
    Indication: Depression

Zocor
    Dosage: 80 mg, qd
    Administration route: Oral

Other drugs received by patient: Lantus; Aldomet; Aspirin; Irbesartan and Hydrochlorothiazide; Lercanidipine; Metoprolol Tartrate; Actos; Metformin HCL; Ramipril; Nexium; Duatrol SR; Novorapid



Possible Pristiq side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-24

Patient: female

Reactions: Pain

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Advil
    Dosage: unk

Pristiq
    Dosage: unk



Possible Pristiq side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-24

Patient: female

Reactions: Visual Impairment, Dizziness

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Pristiq



Possible Pristiq side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-24

Patient: female

Reactions: Dizziness

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Pristiq



Possible Pristiq side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-24

Patient: female

Reactions: Malaise, Ulcer

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Celebrex
    Dosage: unk

Pristiq
    Dosage: unk



Possible Pristiq side effects in female

Reported by a pharmacist from United States on 2012-08-24

Patient: female

Reactions: Medication Residue

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Pristiq



Possible Pristiq side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-24

Patient: female

Reactions: Abnormal Dreams, Tinnitus, Constipation

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Pristiq



Possible Pristiq side effects in 54 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from Canada on 2012-08-24

Patient: 54 year old female

Reactions: Blood Pressure Abnormal, Medication Residue

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Pristiq

Other drugs received by patient: Celebrex



Possible Pristiq side effects in 48 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-23

Patient: 48 year old male, weighing 127.0 kg (279.4 pounds)

Reactions: Anxiety, Weight Decreased, Insomnia, Blood Cholesterol Increased, Blood Triglycerides Increased, Tremor

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Pristiq
    Indication: Bipolar Disorder

Pristiq
    Dosage: 50 mg, daily
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2009-01-01

Toprol-XL
    Dosage: 100 mg, daily
    Indication: Hypertension
    Start date: 2007-01-01

Toprol-XL
    Indication: Tremor

Other drugs received by patient: Abilify; Abilify



Possible Pristiq side effects in 30 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-23

Patient: 30 year old female, weighing 59.0 kg (129.7 pounds)

Reactions: Anxiety, Nausea, Dizziness, Crying

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Pristiq
    Dosage: 50 mg, 1x/day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Anxiety
    Start date: 2010-05-01
    End date: 2012-06-01

Pristiq
    Dosage: 50 mg, alternate day
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2012-06-01

Other drugs received by patient: Ortho Cyclen-28



Possible Pristiq side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-23

Patient: female

Reactions: Visual Impairment, Dizziness

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Pristiq



Possible Pristiq side effects in 44 year old male

Reported by a physician from United States on 2012-08-23

Patient: 44 year old male

Reactions: Hypersensitivity, Rash

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Pristiq
    Dosage: unk
    Start date: 2012-01-01
    End date: 2012-01-01

Pristiq
    Dosage: 50 mg, unk
    Start date: 2012-01-01



Possible Pristiq side effects in male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-23

Patient: male

Reactions: Nervousness

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lexapro
    Dosage: 20 mg, unk

Pristiq
    Dosage: 50 mg, 1x/day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression
    End date: 2012-08-20



Possible Pristiq side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-23

Patient: female

Reactions: Speech Disorder, Malaise, Thinking Abnormal, Nightmare, Disturbance in Attention, Dysphemia

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Geodon
    Dosage: unk

Pristiq
    Dosage: unk



Possible Pristiq side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-23

Patient: female

Reactions: Depression

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Pristiq
    Dosage: 50 mg, 1x/day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Major Depression
    End date: 2012-01-01

Pristiq
    Dosage: 100 mg, unk
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2012-01-01



Possible Pristiq side effects in female

Reported by a physician from United States on 2012-08-23

Patient: female

Reactions: Drug Ineffective, Drug Interaction, Menstrual Disorder, Affect Lability, Fibromyalgia, Mental Disorder, Emotional Disorder, Depression

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Pristiq

Other drugs received by patient possibly interacting with the suspect drug:
Estrogen / Progesterone
    Indication: Menstrual Disorder

Estrogen / Progesterone
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Premenstrual Syndrome



Possible Pristiq side effects in male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-23

Patient: male

Reactions: Dizziness, Amnesia, Tremor

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Pristiq
    Dosage: 100 mg, unk

Pristiq
    Dosage: 50 mg, unk



Possible Pristiq side effects in 61 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-23

Patient: 61 year old female, weighing 86.2 kg (189.6 pounds)

Reactions: Drug Intolerance

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Pristiq
    Indication: Anxiety

Pristiq
    Dosage: 100 mg, 1x/day
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2012-06-14

Other drugs received by patient: Losartan; Potassium; Calcium; Fish OIL; Lovastatin; Plavix; Nexium



Possible Pristiq side effects in 82 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-08-23

Patient: 82 year old female, weighing 58.0 kg (127.6 pounds)

Reactions: Fatigue, Drug Intolerance, Dizziness

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Pristiq
    Dosage: 25 mg, 1x/day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2012-08-17
    End date: 2012-08-19

Pristiq
    Dosage: 25 mg, alternate day
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2012-08-19

Other drugs received by patient: Zocor; Coreg; Arimidex; Acetylsalicylic Acid; Amiodarone; Pradaxa; Macrodantin; Lasix



Possible Pristiq side effects in 40 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-23

Patient: 40 year old female, weighing 61.2 kg (134.7 pounds)

Reactions: Impaired Driving Ability, Thinking Abnormal, Sleep Disorder, Disturbance in Attention, Tremor, Lethargy

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Pristiq



Possible Pristiq side effects in 49 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-23

Patient: 49 year old female, weighing 77.1 kg (169.6 pounds)

Reactions: Malaise, Headache, Abdominal Pain Upper, Decreased Appetite

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Pristiq

Other drugs received by patient: Singulair; Nexium



Possible Pristiq side effects in 42 year old male

Reported by a physician from United States on 2012-08-22

Patient: 42 year old male, weighing 102.0 kg (224.5 pounds)

Reactions: Agitation, Dizziness, Withdrawal Syndrome, Feeling Abnormal, Tremor, Feeling Cold, Crying

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Pristiq

Other drugs received by patient: Methylphenidate; Lorazepam



Possible Pristiq side effects in 51 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-22

Patient: 51 year old female, weighing 72.6 kg (159.6 pounds)

Reactions: Weight Decreased, Condition Aggravated, Decreased Appetite, Medication Residue

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Pristiq

Other drugs received by patient: Lorazepam



Possible Pristiq side effects in 54 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-22

Patient: 54 year old female, weighing 77.1 kg (169.6 pounds)

Reactions: Nausea, Dizziness

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Pristiq

Other drugs received by patient: Crestor; Metformin; Actos; Lisinopril

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