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Alternatives to Desvenlafaxine

Depression, even the most severe forms, is often quite treatable. As with many illnesses, getting depression treatment early is more effective and reduces the chance of recurrence.
The most common forms of treatment for depression are medication (antidepressants) and psychotherapy ("talk therapy"). In cases of severe depression, healthcare providers may recommend electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). People may also try complementary or alternative treatments for depression (see Natural Remedies for Depression).
For most people, desvenlafaxine is quite effective at treating depression. It is also generally well tolerated. However, side effects can occur, or the medicine may not work as well as needed. In these cases, your healthcare provider may recommend an alternative to desvenlafaxine.
Examples of substitute depression medications include:
(Click Pristiq Alternatives to learn more about alternatives to desvenlafaxine and Dealing With Depression to learn about other ways of managing depression.)

What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much desvenlafaxine may have overdose symptoms that could include:
  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Agitation
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Dry mouth
  • Unusual sensations, such as burning or tingling
  • A rapid heart rate (tachycardia).
If you happen to overdose on desvenlafaxine, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Pristiq Overdose for more information.)
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