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Re: FB - Re: Really hard time! floatingbridge

Posted by SLS on August 23, 2009, at 15:52:44

In reply to Re: FB - Re: Really hard time! SLS, posted by floatingbridge on August 23, 2009, at 14:49:07

Hi FB.

> Scott, --side question to yours--do you think the effexor would be dissimilar in side-effects (constipation, numbing)?

I really don't know.

I will have to defer to people who have used both drugs.

Pristiq has not been out long enough for much data to be gathered regarding its efficacy and side effect profile in a clinical setting. I think once you get up to 100mg, the side effects for Pristiq are about the same as for Effexor, if not higher. The drug company initially used 100-400mg, but side effects kept them from justifying its use at those dosages. So, they reduced the recommended dosage to 50mg, which is quite a bit more tolerable. But is it as effective at 50mg as it is at 100mg? I doubt it. I don't have the gumption to do any research right now. I hope someone who is better informed will provide some feedback.

- Scott




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