Pristiq Withdrawal and Tapering Help

Pristiq (Desvenlafaxine) is the active metabolite of Effexor (Venlafaxine) and was approved in January 2007. While Pristiq was approved in both the United States and Canada, the European Union declined the status, stating in part that Pristiq (marketed under the name Ellefore in Europe) "the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use had some concerns and was of the provisional opinion that Ellefore could not have been approved for the treatment of major depressive disorder [and] overall, the effectiveness of Ellefore had not been shown convincingly. In relation to its parent substance, Venlafaxine, Desvenlafaxine seemed to be less effective with no advantages in terms of safety and tolerability." Wyeth subsequently withdrew its application for approval.

In December 2015 Pfizer announced the results from a Phase 3 study evaluating the efficacy, safety and tolerability of Pristiq (sustained release) in pediatric patients ages 7-17 with Major Depressive Disorder. The results indicate that Pristiq were not significantly different from placebo.

Pristiq has also shown higher rates of discontinuation syndrome (withdrawals) than other SSRI or SNRI antidepressants. The symptoms can be severe and considered “intolerable” by many patients and therefore the need to gradually taper is highly recommended.

Our nonprofit team are experts at Pristiq Withdrawals. Learn how to naturally help minimize Pristiq withdrawal symptoms while gently tapering.

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How Point of Return can Help You

The Point of Return Program is an in-home tapering program that allows you to gradually lessen the amount of Prozac while also implementing the use of all-natural, calming nutraceuticals to help ease symptoms.  Prozac is dangerous to abruptly or rapidly stop and our program is a proven, viable, low-cost option to continue living your life while tapering.

We are prescription drug experts that specialize in Antidepressant withdrawals.

If you'd like our assistance to taper Pristiq please send our nonprofit a confidential inquiry, telephone tollfree 866.605.2333 or get started on our program today.

How Our Pristiq Withdrawal Program Works:

  • Our nonprofit team has recovered and guides you throughout the Prisiq taper process.
  • Our private discussion board is available 24/7 for support.
  • Calming Nutraceuticals are used daily to help minimize Pristiq withdrawal symptoms.
  • Interaction items are identified to help your Pristiq Withdrawal be more comfortable.
  • No addictive medications are added. Instead we take an all-natural approach to reduce the symptoms from Pristiq Withdrawal.
  • We provide your physician with tapering recommendations to slowly titrate.
  • Our experts teach you how to address symptoms naturally.
  • Don't let Pristiq interrupt your life.

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*nutraceuticals are used throughout the taper

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DISCLAIMER: *Because prescription medications can cause severe withdrawal reactions, do not stop taking any medication without first consulting your physician. The decision to taper any medication should be discussed with your doctor and done with their consent and support. More...

Pristiq Withdrawal Symptoms May Include:

aggression, anxiety, balance issues , blurred vision, brain zaps, concentration impairment, constipation, crying spells, depersonalization, diarrhea, dizziness. electric shock sensations, fatigue, flatulence, flu-like symptoms, hallucinations, hostility, highly emotional, indigestion, irritability, impaired speech, insomnia, jumpy nerves, lack of coordination, lethargy, migraine headaches / increased headaches, nausea, nervousness, over-reacting to situations, paranoia, repetitive thoughts or songs, sensory & sleep disturbances, severe internal restlessness (akathisia), stomach cramps, tremors, tinnitus (ear ringing or buzzing), tingling sensations, troubling thoughts, visual hallucinations / illusions, vivid dreams, speech or visual changes, worsened depression

Pristiq Side Effects May Include:

    allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives), irregular heartbeat or pulse, low blood pressure (dizziness, weakness), high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision), chills or fever, unusual bleeding or bruising, rash or hives, Suicidal Ideation, Headache, tremor, nervousness, or anxiety; difficulty concentrating, constipation, nausea, diarrhea, dry mouth, or changes in appetite or weight, weakness, increased sweating, sleeping or insomnia, decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm

    Other Names for Pristiq include: Desvenlafaxine

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