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D Fax LS 50mg/0.5mg Tablet

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Product introduction

D Fax LS 50mg/0.5mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines used in the treatment of depression. This medicine helps by increasing the level of chemical messengers in the brain that have a calming effect on the brain and relax the nerves, thus treating your depression.

D Fax LS 50mg/0.5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, preferably at the same time each day. Take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor and if you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may worsen your symptoms.

Some common side effects of this medicine include nausea, constipation, confusion, insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), memory impairment, headache, ejaculation disorder, tiredness, erectile dysfunction, low sexual desire, and uncoordinated body movements. 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. However, these are temporary and usually resolve on their own. Please consult your doctor if these do not subside or bother you.

Before taking it, inform your doctor if you are suffering from thyroid or kidney disease, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, glaucoma, or any heart disease. You should not take this medicine if you are under the influence of alcohol or any sleep-inducing, cough, and/ or allergy medication. You should avoid alcohol while taking D Fax LS 50mg/0.5mg Tablet, as it may worsen certain side effects.

Uses of D Fax LS Tablet

Benefits of D Fax LS Tablet

In Treatment of Depression

D Fax LS 50mg/0.5mg Tablet helps in maintaining the balance of certain chemicals in the brain that affect mood and behavior. This improves your mood, relieves anxiety, tension, helps you sleep better and increases your energy levels. D Fax LS 50mg/0.5mg Tablet prevents extreme changes in mood and helps you feel less agitated. You may experience fewer episodes of depression and low mood.
It can take several weeks for this medicine to work and you may still feel low during this time. It is likely that you will take this medicine for at least six months but possibly much longer. It needs to be taken regularly to work effectively. Do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.

Side effects of D Fax LS Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of D Fax LS

  • 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 50mg/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 50mg/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.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with D Fax LS 50mg/0.5mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
D Fax LS 50mg/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.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
D Fax LS 50mg/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 50mg/0.5mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
D Fax LS 50mg/0.5mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of D Fax LS 50mg/0.5mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of D Fax LS 50mg/0.5mg Tablet can cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
D Fax LS 50mg/0.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of D Fax LS 50mg/0.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take D Fax LS Tablet?

If you miss a dose of D Fax LS 50mg/0.5mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • You have been prescribed D Fax LS 50mg/0.5mg Tablet for the treatment of depression.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you get thoughts about harming yourself or ending your life.
  • It is also advisable to inform your doctor if you get aggressive, anxiety, trouble sleeping, an increase in activity or talking more than what is normal for you, and other unusual changes in behavior or mood.
  • Do not stop taking D Fax LS 50mg/0.5mg Tablet unless your doctor tells you to do so. Stopping treatment suddenly can cause problems and your doctor will probably want you to reduce your dose gradually when this becomes necessary.
  • Inform your doctor if you are taking any other antidepressants.
  • If you have hypertension, monitor your blood pressure regularly while taking D Fax LS 50mg/0.5mg Tablet.
  • Try to keep your regular appointments with your doctor. This is so your doctor can check on your progress.
  • You have been prescribed D Fax LS 50mg/0.5mg Tablet for the treatment of depression.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you get thoughts about harming yourself or ending your life.
  • It is also advisable to inform your doctor if you get aggressive, anxiety, trouble sleeping, an increase in activity or talking more than what is normal for you, and other unusual changes in behavior or mood.
  • Do not stop taking D Fax LS 50mg/0.5mg Tablet unless your doctor tells you to do so. Stopping treatment suddenly can cause problems and your doctor will probably want you to reduce your dose gradually when this becomes necessary.
  • Inform your doctor if you are taking any other antidepressants.
  • If you have hypertension, monitor your blood pressure regularly while taking D Fax LS 50mg/0.5mg Tablet.
  • Try to keep your regular appointments with your doctor. This is so your doctor can check on your progress.

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FAQs

Q. Are there any important warnings associated with the use of D Fax LS 50mg/0.5mg Tablet?

During the first few months of treatment, D Fax LS 50mg/0.5mg Tablet 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 50mg/0.5mg Tablet when my symptoms are relieved?

No, you should continue to take D Fax LS 50mg/0.5mg Tablet even if you feel well. If you stop D Fax LS 50mg/0.5mg Tablet 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 50mg/0.5mg Tablet?

There are reports that suggest association of weight gain with the use of D Fax LS 50mg/0.5mg Tablet. 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 50mg/0.5mg Tablet cause sleepiness?

Yes, D Fax LS 50mg/0.5mg Tablet 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 50mg/0.5mg Tablet affect my sex life?

The use of D Fax LS 50mg/0.5mg Tablet 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 50mg/0.5mg Tablet?

No, do not drink alcohol while you are taking D Fax LS 50mg/0.5mg Tablet. Drinking alcohol can increase the severity of drowsiness or sleepiness caused by D Fax LS 50mg/0.5mg Tablet.

Q. How long does D Fax LS 50mg/0.5mg Tablet 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 50mg/0.5mg Tablet, although some people may start to feel better sooner. When taking D Fax LS 50mg/0.5mg Tablet, it is important to give it time to work.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of D Fax LS 50mg/0.5mg Tablet?

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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  2. Clonazepam. Boucherville, Québec: Sandoz Canada Inc.; 2018. [Accessed 23 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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  4. Clonazepam. Boucherville, Québec: Sandoz Canada Inc.; 2018. [Accessed 23 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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Country of origin: India
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