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Why should I see my doctor if I'm taking desvenlafaxine?

If you're taking the antidepressant desvenlafaxine (Pristiq), you should schedule regular appointments with your doctor, who may want to monitor your blood pressure, as well as the levels of cholesterol and fat in your blood. Your doctor may also want to keep a close eye on your depression symptoms and make sure you aren't having any side effects from desvenlafaxine.

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