I started on Pristiq 25mg daily for a week, then took 50mg daily for a week and now my dose is going to 75mg for depression and anxiety. Has anyone had success at this dose?
"In clinical studies, doses of 10 mg to 400 mg per day were studied. In clinical studies, doses of 50 mg to 400 mg per day were shown to be effective, although no additional benefit was demonstrated at doses greater than 50 mg per day and adverse reactions and discontinuations were more frequent at higher dosages."
"Sleep, energy, or appetite may show some improvement within the first 1-2 weeks. Improvement in these physical symptoms can be an important early signal that the medication is working. Depressed mood, anxiety, and lack of interest in activities may need up to 6-8 weeks to fully improve.
Desvenlafaxine (Pristiq) | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness"
I'd give it a "fair trial" of 6-8 weeks before considering a dosage increase.
Best regards, Wildcat
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