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Pristiq Withdrawal and Tapering Help

Pristiq has higher rates of withdrawal symptoms (discontinuation syndrome) than other SNRI or SSRI antidepressants. Contact the Prescription Drug Experts for help! Our NonProfit has been helping people withdraw safely for 15 Years.

How Our Program and Tapering Process Works for Pristiq Dependency

Our Pristiq weaning program is a slow taper that allows you to safely step down from Pristiq under the guidance of our Prescription Experts; your Physician and Pharmacist.  

The Pre-Taper is for Symptom Relief. You will not wean Pristiq until you feel better. This is where our Advanced Nutraceuticals are critical.

Point of Return provides healthy, Drug-Free Strategies to help minimize Pristiq withdrawal symptoms to improve mental and physical well-being.

Our areas of expertise are Antidepressants, Benzodiazepines, Sleeping Pills and Painkillers on a case-by-case basis.

At-Home programs are individualized based on your situation. An assessment is done once you start which allows us to individualize your gameplan based on age; length of time on the medications; health challenges; lifestyle, stress levels; additional medications; and interactions. Don't Wean Pristiq alone, with with our Prescription Drug Experts.  Start on your Point of Return today!

Imagine being Free of Pristiq Addiction 

- Proven Program completed At-Home with Expert Guidance

- Our secret is a Slow Taper combined with Powerful all-natural Nutraceuticals to help ease Pristiq withdrawal symptoms

- Your program is customized for your specific situation

- Professional information on interactions

- 15 years of experience helping people in 78 countries

- Free Expert Mentoring on our 24/7 private Discussion Board

- Free Assessment Upon Starting our Program (a $400 value)

Learn More about how our process works.

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      At Point of Return, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, we have spent the last 15 years helping people taper off antidepressants correctly. With customized taper rates and all natural nutraceuticals, our program allows you to come off Pristiq, once and for all, from the comfort of your home. Read program FAQs

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      Withdrawal Symptoms May Include

      aggression, anxiety, balance issues , blurred vision, brain zaps, concentration impairment, constipation, crying spells, depersonalization, diarrhea, dizziness. electric shock sensations, fatigue, flatulence, flu-like symptoms, hallucinations, hostility, highly emotional, indigestion, irritability, impaired speech, insomnia, jumpy nerves, lack of coordination, lethargy, migraine headaches / increased headaches, nausea, nervousness, over-reacting to situations, paranoia, repetitive thoughts or songs, sensory & sleep disturbances, severe internal restlessness (akathisia), stomach cramps, tremors, tinnitus (ear ringing or buzzing), tingling sensations, troubling thoughts, visual hallucinations / illusions, vivid dreams, speech or visual changes, worsened depression

      Side Effects May Include

      allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives), irregular heartbeat or pulse, low blood pressure (dizziness, weakness), high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision), chills or fever, unusual bleeding or bruising, rash or hives, Suicidal Ideation, Headache, tremor, nervousness, or anxiety; difficulty concentrating, constipation, nausea, diarrhea, dry mouth, or changes in appetite or weight, weakness, increased sweating, sleeping or insomnia, decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm

      Other Names for Pristiq Include: 

      Desvenlafaxine

      Pristiq history and info

      In relation to its parent substance, Venlafaxine, Pristiq seemed to be less effective with no advantages in terms of safety and tolerability." Wyeth subsequently withdrew its application for approval.

      Pristiq has higher rates of withdrawal symptoms (discontinuation syndrome) than other SNRI or SSRI antidepressants. For some patients the symptoms can be severe and are considered intolerable. A gradual taper is recommended to minimize symptoms. Pristiq is the active metabolite of Venlafaxine and can have significant withdrawal symptoms.

      Pristiq (Desvenlafaxine) is the active metabolite of Effexor (Venlafaxine) and was approved in January 2007. While Pristiq was approved in both the United States and Canada, the European Union declined the status, stating in part that Pristiq (marketed under the name Ellefore in Europe) "the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use had some concerns and was of the provisional opinion that Ellefore could not have been approved for the treatment of major depressive disorder [and] overall, the effectiveness of Ellefore had not been shown convincingly. In relation to its parent substance, Venlafaxine, Desvenlafaxine seemed to be less effective with no advantages in terms of safety and tolerability." Wyeth subsequently withdrew its application for approval.

      In December 2015 Pfizer announced the results from a Phase 3 study evaluating the efficacy, safety and tolerability of Pristiq (sustained release) in pediatric patients ages 7-17 with Major Depressive Disorder. The results indicate that Pristiq were not significantly different from placebo.

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      *The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The products and labels mentioned / sold are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness.

      * Testimonial results may vary person to person.

      *The program outlined in Point of Return is not meant to substitute your doctor, instead it is to be utilized with your physician to help you with your drug withdrawal process and with his or her consent.

      *Because prescription medications can cause severe withdrawal reactions, do not stop taking any medication without first consulting your physician. The decision to taper any medication should be discussed with your doctor and done with their consent and support. More...