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Can desvenlafaxine cause low blood sodium levels?

If you're taking the antidepressant desvenlafaxine (Pristiq), there's an increased likelihood that the sodium levels in your blood might drop. Low sodium (hyponatremia) could be fatal, so call your doctor if you experience any of the following symptoms of this condition:
  • confusion
  • headache
  • memory loss
  • loss of concentration
  • weakness
  • hallucinations
  • seizures
  • fainting
  • lack of stability when standing

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