desvenlafaxine (Pristiq, Khedezla)

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    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Is desvenlafaxine (Pristiq) safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

Desvenlafaxine is secreted in breast milk. Mothers who are taking desvenlafaxine should discuss with their doctor whether to not breastfeed or to discontinue desvenlafaxine.

What else should I know about desvenlafaxine (Pristiq)?

What preparations of desvenlafaxine (Pristiq) are available?

Tablets (extended release): 50 and 100 mg

How should I keep desvenlafaxine (Pristiq) stored?

Tablets should be kept at room temperature, 20 C and 25 C (68 F and 77 F).

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information

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