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Precautions and warnings with desvenlafaxine should be reviewed before starting treatment, including information on who should not use the drug. You should not take desvenlafaxine if you are allergic to any components of the medicine, have taken an MAOI recently, or are allergic to venlafaxine. Precautions and warnings with desvenlafaxine also apply to people with bipolar disorder, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

Desvenlafaxine: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk to your healthcare provider prior to taking desvenlafaxine succinate (Pristiq®) if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
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