PRISTIQ® (desvenlafaxine) Use of Pristiq® during pregnancy & lactation

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Pregnancy Category B2; the safety of Pristiq in human pregnancy has not been established. Only administer Pristiq to pregnant women if the expected benefits outweigh any possible risk. If Pristiq is used until, or shortly before birth, discontinuation effects in the newborn should be considered.

Desvenlafaxine (O-desmethylvenlafaxine) is excreted in human milk. Because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants from desvenlafaxine, a decision should be made whether or not to discontinue nursing or to discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother. Only administer Pristiq to breastfeeding women if the expected benefits outweigh any possible risk.

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