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How is desvenlafaxine (Pristiq) formulated?

Desvenlafaxine (Pristiq) comes in an extended release (long-acting) tablet, so it only needs to be taken by mouth once daily. Do not split, chew or crush the tablet. It may take several weeks for it to work, so don't stop the medication. Talk to your doctor about any side effects you experience.  

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