Suggest ways to wean off Pristiq
Doses should be tapered gradually over about 8-10 weeks
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I can understand your concern. Pristiq is Desvenlafaxine and the drug is a SNRI group of anti-depressant drug. You are on 60 mil of Pristiq and 100 mg of Trazdon. You are on these drug since long time so to prevent the withdrawal symptoms best way is to reduce the doses of drug gradually and not abruptly.
The doses should be reduced by about 20-25% every two weeks and then drug should be stopped completely at the end of 8-10 weeks. Dose tapering in this manner would not cause any serious withdrawal symptoms. Continue to take Trazodon as per your prescription. Visit your psychiatrist before making any change in prescription.
Thanks, I hope this helps you. Please don't hesitate to ask again for more doubts.