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Can I drive while taking desvenlafaxine?

When you start taking the antidepressant desvenlafaxine (Pristiq), it's best not to drive (or operate heavy machinery) until you know how the medicine affects you. This drug can cause drowsiness and lightheadedness, which may affect your ability to respond quickly.

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