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Prestiq 50 (Desvenlafaxine) ER

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Product Name
Prestiq 50 (Desvenlafaxine 50mg) Extended Release 100 Tablets/Pack
Active Ingredient
Desvenlafaxine
Manufacturer
Pfizer
Product Type
Antidepressant (SNRI)
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Description

Description

Prestiq general information

What is Prestiq used for?

Prestiq tablets 50mg are used to treat major depression and symptoms of depressive illness, including anxiety, loss of interest in usual activities, disturbed sleep, change in appetite, fatigue, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, difficulty thinking or concentrating, and recurrent thoughts of suicide.  Prestiq tablets 50mg are also used to treat other mood disorders that affect daily activities and relationships with others including, social anxiety disorder (Social Phobia), panic disorder (panic attacks) and generalised anxiety disorder.   Prestiq tablets 50mg help manage the emotional and physical symptoms of depression to help improve ability to function at work, in family and social life and in leisure activities.

How does Prestiq work?

Prestiq tablets 50mg contain desvenlafaxine which is the active metabolite of venlafaxine, an antidepressant belonging to the class of drugs known as Serotonin-Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs), but is structurally and chemically different to other antidepressants.  Desenlafaxine in Prestiq tablets 50mg acts in the brain to correct the chemical imbalance caused by a lack of certain neurotransmitters (brain chemical that allows nerve cells to communicate) that is thought to be one of the major causes of depression and other mood disorders, particularly a lack of serotonin, which controls many body activities, including regulating mood.  Desvenlafaxine is a potent inhibitor of the reuptake of serotonin and noradrenaline, and also weakly inhibits dopamine reuptake, which means that it blocks the re-uptake of serotonin and noradrenaline from the synapse (the gap between nerve cells across which chemical messages are sent from one nerve cell to another).  If the re-uptake of serotonin and noradrenaline by the first nerve cell (pre-synaptic) is blocked, this means that there is more neurotransmitter remaining for the receiving nerve cell (post-synaptic), which allows nerve cells to communicate with each other for longer.  The action of Prestiq tablets 50mg helps relieve symptoms of depression and other mood disorders by increasing the amount of serotonin and noradrenaline in the brain, which in turn increases stimulation of nerve pathways that control mood.  Prestiq tablets 50mg are formulated so that desvenlafaxine is released slowly into the digestive system for extended-release of the medication, to allow for a single dose per day.

What does Prestiq contain?

Prestiq tablets 50mg contain the active ingredient desvenlafaxine, an antidepressant belonging to the Serotonin-Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs) that are used to treat depression and other mood disorders.  They also contain hypromellose, microcrystalline cellulose, talc, magnesium stearate and film coating, which consists of polyvinyl alcohol, polyethylene glycol, talc, titanium dioxide, and iron oxides.

Treating depression with Prestiq

Prestiq tablets 50mg contain desvenlafaxine which is the active metabolite of venlafaxine, an antidepressant belonging to the class of drugs known as Serotonin-Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs).  Prestiqtablets 50mg are used to treat symptoms of depression, including anxiety, loss of interest in usual activities, disturbed sleep, change in appetite, fatigue, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, difficulty thinking or concentrating and recurrent thoughts of suicide.  One of the major causes of depression is thought to be an imbalance of neurotransmitters (brain chemicals that allows nerve cells to communicate), particularly a lack of serotonin that controls mood.  Desenlafaxine in Prestiq tablets 50mg works by specifically blocking the reuptake of serotonin and noradrenaline from the synapse, or gap between nerve cells across which chemical messages are sent to allow nerve cell to communicate with each other.  By preventing the reuptake of serotonin and noradrenaline by the first nerve cell (pre-synaptic) there is more neurotransmitter remaining for the receiving nerve cell (post-synaptic), so that nerve cells can communicate with each other for longer whichincreases stimulation of nerve pathways that control mood changes, relieving symptoms of depression.

What are the side effects of Prestiq?

The most commonly reported side effects when taking Prestiq tablets 50mg include: decreased or loss of appetite, dry mouth, diarrhoea, nausea, constipation, sleeplessness, fatigue, drowsiness, increased sweating, vasodilation (hot flashes), hypertension (increase in blood pressure), sexual problems.

When should Prestiq not be used?

You should not use Prestiq tablets 50mg if you:

  • are allergic to desvenlafaxine or any ingredients in Prestiq
  • are pregnant or are breastfeeding
  • have liver disease
  • have a recent history of myocardial infarction or unstable heart disease
  • are taking any monoamine oxidase inhibitor medications (such as phenelzine and tranylcypromine) as these can cause serious reactions if taken with Prestiq or within 14 days
  • are taking medicines that interact with Prestiq monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) for depression, other antidepressants, the analgesic tramadol, tryptophan, or phentermine (weight-reducing medicines), migraine medicines like sumatriptan, the antipsychotic pimozide, herbal remedies containing St. John´s Wort, bupropion, for nicotine dependence, the antifungal ketoconazole, the antibiotic erythromycin, clozapine for schizophrenia
  • are taking medication that affects blood clotting as these may increase risk of bleeding if taken with Prestiq

What medications interact with Prestiq?

Several medications interact with Prestiq tablets 50mg and should either not be taken while you are taking Prestiq or only after discussion and instruction from your doctor:

  • Drugs that cause a serious reaction with Prestiq: monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) for depression, medication that affects blood clotting like warfarin
  • Drugs that affect Prestiq: tramadol (analgesic), sibutramine (weight-reducing medicines), medicines used to treat migraine, eg sumatriptan, St John’s wort, a herbal remedy used to treat mood disorders, cimetidine for reflux and ulcers , antifungal ketoconazole, antibioptic erythromycin
  • Drugs that are affected by Prestiq: the antidepressants lithium and Imipramine, clozapine for schizophrenia, the anticoagulant warfarin

How should Prestiq be taken?

You should take your Prestiq tablets 50mg with a glass of water, swallowed whole with or without food once a day, at the same time each day, for several weeks or months, depending on your condition and your doctor’s recommendations.  Your doctor may increase your dose, depending on what you are being treated for.  You should take your Prestiq tablets 50mg regularly for as long as recommended by your doctor, usually for several weeks or months and you should continue your medication even if you feel well.

How long should you take Prestiq?

You should take your Prestiq tablets 50mg regularly for as long as recommended by your doctor, usually for several weeks or months and you should continue your medication even if you feel well.

Missed dose of Prestiq

If you miss a dose of Prestiq tablets 50mg take it as soon as you remember, unless it is time to take the next dose, then skip the missed dose.  Do not take a double dose.

How should Prestiq be stored?

You should store your Prestiq below 25°C in a cool dry place.

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100 Tablets, 200 Tablets, 300 tablets

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