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D Fax LS 100mg/0.5mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

D Fax LS 100mg/0.5mg Tablet is used in the treatment of depression. It is a combination medicine which works by increasing the level of chemical messengers in the brain that maintain mental balance. It also decreases the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells and calms the brain.

D Fax LS 100mg/0.5mg Tablet can be taken with or without food. However, it is advisable to take it at a fixed time each day to maintain consistent level of medicine in the blood. In case you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. Never skip any dose and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important not to stop taking this medicine suddenly as this may cause withdrawal symptoms.

Some common side effects of this medicine include nausea, dry mouth, palpitations, memory impairment, depression, confusion, vomiting, insomnia (difficulty sleeping) and constipation. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood as it may cause suicidal thoughts.

Uses of D Fax LS Tablet

D Fax LS Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Confusion
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Memory impairment
  • Headache
  • Ejaculation disorder
  • Tiredness
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Low sexual desire
  • Uncoordinated body movements
  • Depression

How to use D Fax LS Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. D Fax LS 100mg/0.5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How D Fax LS Tablet works

D Fax LS 100mg/0.5mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Desvenlafaxine and Clonazepam. Desvenlafaxine is a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) which works by increasing the levels of chemical messengers (serotonin and noradrenaline), natural substances in the brain that help maintain mental balance. Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine. It works by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

D Fax LS Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
D Fax LS 100mg/0.5mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
D Fax LS 100mg/0.5mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
D Fax LS 100mg/0.5mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
D Fax LS 100mg/0.5mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
D Fax LS 100mg/0.5mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of D Fax LS 100mg/0.5mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of D Fax LS 100mg/0.5mg Tablet can cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
D Fax LS 100mg/0.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of D Fax LS 100mg/0.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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D Fax LS 100mg/0.5mg Tablet
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to D Fax LS

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Taking risdone ls medicine from 2009
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Based on your clinical history, your doctor plans the type of medicine and it's dose and duration. For first episode of anxiety/ depression/ panic, the usual maintenance phase is 6 months of asymptomatic period, after which medicines can be gradually tapered. But treatment may need to continue longer depending on severity and frequency of episodes. For psychotic disorders, treatment is usually life long. To monitor any potential side effects and to take any decision to change medication or stop them, several factors have to be taken in account for which regular follow up with your psychiatrist is important. For second opinion, seek a proper consultation with another psychiatrist and take along your previous prescriptions.
Taking. Risdone ls medicine from 2009
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Based on your clinical history, your doctor plans the type of medicine and it's dose and duration. For first episode of anxiety/ depression/ panic, the usual maintenance phase is 6 months of asymptomatic period, after which medicines can be gradually tapered. But treatment may need to continue longer depending on severity and frequency of episodes.Treatment for psychiatric disorders is usually long term. To monitor any potential side effects and to take any decision to change medication or stop them, several factors have to be taken in account for which regular follow up with your psychiatrist is important. For second opinion, seek a proper consultation with another psychiatrist and take along your previous prescriptions.
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FAQs

Q. Are there any important warnings associated with the use of D Fax LS?

During the first few months of treatment, D Fax LS may increase suicidal thoughts or actions in some patients. Patients having mood or behavioral disorder have a high risk of developing suicidal thoughts and actions. You should pay close attention and report your doctor of any such behavior or mood changes. Make sure that you visit the doctor for the scheduled follow-up appointments.

Q. Can I stop taking D Fax LS when my symptoms are relieved?

No, you should continue to take D Fax LS even if you feel well. If you stop D Fax LS suddenly, serious withdrawal symptoms may occur. Your doctor will probably decrease your dose gradually.

Q. How to manage weight gain associated with the use of D Fax LS?

There are reports that suggest association of weight gain with the use of D Fax LS. If you maintain good eating habits and exercise regularly, you might not gain any weight. An important point to remember is that it is easier to stop weight gain than losing increased weight.

Q. Can the use of D Fax LS cause sleepiness?

Yes, D Fax LS can make you feel sleepy. Avoid driving, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities until you know how this medicine affects you.

Q. Can the use of D Fax LS affect my sex life?

The use of D Fax LS can cause sexual side effects in both men and women. Most commonly caused problems are decreased sexual desire, erectile dysfunction (inability to develop or maintain the erection during the sexual activity) and inability to reach orgasm. It can also cause a decrease in satisfaction and cause discomfort while having sex. If you experience these problems, discuss with your doctor.

Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking D Fax LS?

No, do not drink alcohol while you are taking D Fax LS. Drinking alcohol can increase the severity of drowsiness or sleepiness caused by D Fax LS.

Q. How long does D Fax LS take to work?

Everybody responds differently to the treatment. In general, it can take several weeks to feel the full benefits of D Fax LS, although some people may start to feel better sooner. When taking D Fax LS, it is important to give it time to work.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of D Fax LS?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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References
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