What is Desvenlafaxine?

Desvenlafaxine is an antidepressant medication used to treat major depressive disorder. It belongs to a class of drugs called serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) that work by increasing the levels of serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain, two neurotransmitters that regulate mood, sleep, appetite, and other bodily functions. Desvenlafaxine is available in tablet form and is typically taken once a day with or without food.

What are Desvenlafaxine's Side Effects?

Like most medications, desvenlafaxine may cause side effects, although not everyone will experience them. Some common side effects include:

  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea

  • Headache, dizziness, drowsiness

  • Insomnia or unusual dreams

  • Dry mouth

  • Blurred vision

  • Changes in appetite or weight

  • Sexual dysfunction

  • Sweating or shaking

Serious side effects of desvenlafaxine are rare, but may include suicidal thoughts or actions, serotonin syndrome, and high blood pressure. It's essential to seek medical attention immediately if any severe side effects occur.

How is Desvenlafaxine Prescribed?

Desvenlafaxine is a prescription medication and should only be taken under the guidance of a healthcare professional. The dosage and duration of treatment will depend on the individual's medical condition, response to treatment, and other medications they may be taking. It's crucial to take desvenlafaxine as directed and not to stop taking it suddenly without consulting a doctor, as this may lead to withdrawal symptoms.

Does Cabinet Health Refill Desvenlafaxine?

Yes, Cabinet Health can refill desvenlafaxine and deliver it to your doorstep in eco-friendly and personalized glass bottles. Cabinet Health is committed to reducing plastic pollution by using innovative packaging that not only looks better than traditional orange plastic bottles but also helps you keep track of your medication more efficiently. Moreover, the healthcare team at Cabinet Health will help you transfer your prescription seamlessly, and pharmacists are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your medication.