Although most of the side effects listed below don't happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not seek medical attention.
If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor.
The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking this medication.
Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.
It may take several weeks before the full benefits of this medication are seen.
Desvenlafaxine belongs to the class of antidepressant medications known as selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). It works on the central nervous system (CNS) to elevate mood by increasing the amount of 2 neurotransmitters (chemical messengers) called serotonin and norepinephrine that are available in certain parts of the brain.
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If necessary, your doctor may increase your dose to a maximum of 100 mg daily. This medication must be swallowed whole with fluid.