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Can Pristiq cause my child to have suicidal thoughts?

If your child is taking Pristiq, they may experience suicidal thoughts or behavior. According to clinical trials by the Food and Drug Administration, antidepressants such as Pristiq may cause or make worse suicidal thinking or behavior in children and adolescents. Still, Pristiq may be an effective way to treat your child's depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder or other mental health condition.

Talk to your child's doctor about the risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior to help make an informed decision about your child's treatment.

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