how Pristiq compares to venlafaxine (Effexor XR, etc)

Reps and ads are painting a rosy picture on how Pristiq compares to venlafaxine (Effexor XR, etc).

Pristiq is desvenlafaxine...an active metabolite of venlafaxine.

It was hoped that this metabolite would be as effective and better tolerated...but this hasn't panned out.

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