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What are the side effects of Pristiq?

The common side effects of Pristiq include: constipation or diarrhea; lowered libido or decrease in sexual functioning; nausea, vomiting, upset stomach; dizziness; excessive perspiration; lack of appetite; inability to sleep, drowsiness, fatigue and yawning; headaches; and flushing. Severe side effects include: allergic reactions such as rash, hives, breathing difficulties or facial swelling; seizures; chest pain; or breathing difficulties. If these occur, this is a medical emergency, call 911. Other serious side effects include: unusual behavior; bloody feces; eye pain, changes in vision or swelling or redness in the eye; disorientation; inability to concentrate; lack of coordination; decreased frequency of urination; fainting; accelerated or irregular heartbeat; flu-like symptoms; hallucinations; memory difficulties; behavioral changes, such as aggressiveness, anxiety, panic attacks, agitation, hostility, irritability, impulsiveness or restlessness; consistent or extreme headaches; coughing; dizziness; stomach pain; extreme weight loss; self-destructive thoughts or actions; tremors; bruising; bleeding; extreme mood changes; weakness or deepening depression. If any of these severe side effects should occur, immediate medical attention is required, call your doctor right away.
 

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