Medicine Overview of Defaxin Tablet ER
Uses of Defaxin Tablet ER
Defaxin 50mg Tablet ER is used in the treatment of depression.
Side effects of Defaxin Tablet ER
Nausea, Vomiting, Dizziness, Anxiety, Increased sweating, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Constipation, Decreased appetite, Sexual dysfunction.
How to use Defaxin Tablet ER
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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Defaxin 50mg Tablet ER at a fixed time.
How Defaxin Tablet ER works
Defaxin 50mg tablet er works by increasing the levels of chemical messengers (serotonin and noradrenaline), natural substances in the brain that help maintain mental balance.
In Depth Information on Defaxin Tablet ER
Expert advice for Defaxin Tablet ER
- You may have to wait for 2 to 4 weeks to get the full effect.
- If your doctor asks you to stop Defaxin, you should not discontinue it abruptly. Many patients tolerate decreasing 50% dose every 3 days however if the withdrawal symptoms emerge during tapering it would require more gradual tapering over few weeks.
- Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with any heart problems (heart attack, heart failure, slow or irregular heart rate).
- Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
- It can cause a sensation of restlessness or an inability to sit or stand still. This is most likely to occur within the first few weeks of treatment. You should tell your doctor if this happens to you.
- It may be more effective in some patients with depression who fails to respond to selective serotonin receptor inhibitors (SSRI) e.g. Fluoxetine.
Special precautions for Defaxin 50mg Tablet ER
Defaxin 50mg Tablet ER may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Defaxin 50mg Tablet ER may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor....
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Defaxin 50mg Tablet ER is probably usafe to use during lacta+more
tion. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby....
Defaxin 50mg Tablet ER may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tire+more
d, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive....
Defaxin 50mg Tablet ER should be used with caution in patien+more
ts with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Defaxin 50mg Tablet ER may be needed. Please consult your doctor....
Defaxin 50mg Tablet ER should be used with caution in patien+more
ts with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Defaxin 50mg Tablet ER may be needed. Please consult your doctor....
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Danavir 600mg Tablet, Ritomune 100mg Capsule, Atmosril 25mg Tablet, Daruvir 800mg Tablet
If you miss a dose of Desvenlafaxine, 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.
Frequently asked questions for Defaxin 50mg Tablet ER
Frequently asked questions for Desvenlafaxine
No. Defaxin is not a narcotic drug. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine.
Defaxin ER or XR both means extended release preparation which releases the medication slowly into the body and maintains a constant needed medications levels. The advantage of taking ER/XR tablets is the frequency of dosage can be decreased.
Weaning of Defaxin can be done by a gradual reduction in the dose rather than abrupt cessation is recommended whenever possible. Abrupt cessation of the therapy leads to a lot of adverse effects.
Q. How is Defaxin different from venlafaxine?
Defaxin is an active metabolite of venlafaxine. It is the same medication in an active form.
Defaxin is a potent and selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI). Defaxin is thought to be related to the potentiation of the neurotransmitters in the central nervous system.
Take Defaxin exactly as advised by your doctor. Take Defaxin at about the same time each day with or without food. Swallow Defaxin tablets in whole, with fluid. Do not crush, cut, chew, or dissolve the tablets because the tablets may be time-released.
Q. Can Defaxin be switched to sertraline?
Yes. It can be switched but discontinuation symptoms are common while changing the therapy. So, tapering of the antidepressant may be necessary to minimise discontinuation symptoms. The switch over of the therapy from Defaxin should be done by the doctor. Do inform your doctor about all your present medications before starting the therapy.
Yes. There are many alternatives to Defaxin. You should use the alternative under the guidance of your doctor.
Defaxin can be taken in anxiety and panic disorders. It is also used for the treatment of depression.
Yes. Defaxin is known to cause sedation. Do not take this medication with other sleep inducing drugs it may lead to excess sleepiness, drowsiness, decreased concentration and difficulty in work. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.
Defaxin is approved for treatment of depression but few types of research have shown the efficacy of desvenlafaxine in the treatment of hot flashes.
Defaxin is not approved for the treatment of IBS. It is approved for treatment of depression but few types of research have shown the efficacy of desvenlafaxine in the treatment of IBS.
Yes. Defaxin is a medication approved for the treatment of depression. Do not start Defaxin by yourself. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.
No. Defaxin is approved for treatment of a migraine. It is used in the treatment of depression.
Defaxin is not approved for treatment of depression but few types of research have shown the efficacy of desvenlafaxine in the treatment of hot flashes.
Defaxin is approved for treatment of depression but few types of research have shown the efficacy of desvenlafaxine in the treatment of social anxiety.
Defaxin is not approved for treatment of neuropathic pain. It is an antidepressant. It is used off-label for treatment of neuropathic pain.
Q. Which medication is best, Defaxin or escitalopram?
Both are antidepressant medication and the therapy is decided by the type of patient, however, some studies show escitalopram is almost similar to Defaxin.
Q. Can I take tramadol along with Defaxin?
No. Tramadol should be absolutely avoided with Defaxin. They both cause an increase in the levels of serotonin in the body increasing the chances of potentially life-threatening serotonin syndrome.
Q. Can venlafaxine be switched to Defaxin abruptly?
No. You should not change or switch over to any other drug. It may lead to various adverse effects called as discontinuation symptoms. Talk to your doctor if you are not comfortable with Defaxin and it should be tapered slowly and then stopped.
You should avoid taking any other antidepressants medications, medicines to treat migraine headaches known as triptans,medicines used to treat mood, anxiety, psychotic, or thought disorders, including tricyclics, lithium, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), antipsychotic drugs, or other dopamine antagonists, such as metoclopramide.
Defaxin is an antidepressant medication. These medications are to be taken for a long duration of months or year. The exact duration of treatment is decided by the improvement of the symptom.
There are few cases reports to suggest that it effect sex drive but not all patients suffer from that.
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