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Desfax 50mg Tablet ER

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Desfax 50mg Tablet ER is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of depression. This medicine helps by increasing the level of chemical messengers (serotonin and noradrenaline) in the brain that have a calming effect on the brain and relax the nerves, thus treating your depression.

Desfax 50mg Tablet ER may be taken with or without food. It is advised to take this medicine at a fixed time each day to maintain a consistent level in the blood. If you miss any doses, take it as soon as you remember. 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 as it may worsen your symptoms.

Some common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, anxiety, increased sweating, insomnia (difficulty sleeping), constipation, decreased appetite, and sexual dysfunction. It even causes dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. However, these side effects are temporary and usually resolve on their own in some time. Please consult your doctor if these do not subside or bother you.

Before taking Desfax 50mg Tablet ER, inform your doctor if you have any problems with your kidneys, heart, liver, or have a history of seizures (epilepsy or fits). Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or if you have any suicidal thoughts.

Uses of Desfax Tablet ER

Benefits of Desfax Tablet ER

In Depression

Desfax 50mg Tablet ER 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. Desfax 50mg Tablet ER prevents extreme changes in mood and helps you feel less agitated. You may experience fewer episodes of depression and low mood.

Side effects of Desfax Tablet ER

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 Desfax

  • Anxiety
  • Constipation
  • Decreased appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Increased sweating
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Nausea
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Vomiting

How to use Desfax 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. Desfax 50mg Tablet ER may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Desfax Tablet ER works

Desfax 50mg Tablet ER works by increasing the levels of chemical messengers (serotonin and noradrenaline), natural substances in the brain that help maintain mental balance.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Desfax 50mg Tablet ER. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Desfax 50mg Tablet ER may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Desfax 50mg Tablet ER 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
Desfax 50mg Tablet ER may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Desfax 50mg Tablet ER should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Desfax 50mg Tablet ER may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Desfax 50mg Tablet ER should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Desfax 50mg Tablet ER may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Desfax Tablet ER?

If you miss a dose of Desfax 50mg Tablet ER, 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • Desfax 50mg Tablet ER helps in treating depression and anxiety.
  • It may also  be used to treat nerve pain from diabetes and some other forms of chronic pain.
  • It may take 2 to 4 weeks for Desfax 50mg Tablet ER to start working. Keep taking it as prescribed.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Desfax 50mg Tablet ER as it may cause excessive drowsiness and increase the risk of liver damage.
  • It may cause a sensation of restlessness, especially when you first start taking it. Inform your doctor if this happens to you.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Cyclohexanols Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Desfax with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Atazor, Atavir, Virataz
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Attera, Atomoxet, Atonext
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Inbec, Indease, Indivan
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Nel
SERIOUS

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FAQs

Q. How long does it take for Desfax 50mg Tablet ER to work?

The symptoms of depression like change in appetite and sleep patterns may show improvement within 1-2 weeks of starting Desfax 50mg Tablet ER. However, it may take about 5-6 weeks to see the full benefits of Desfax 50mg Tablet ER.

Q. Is Desfax 50mg Tablet ER good for anxiety?

It has been shown to be effective in relieving symptoms of anxiety, though it is not approved for anxiety. It is used in anxiety disorders only when advised by the doctor.

Q. What time of the day is best to take Desfax 50mg Tablet ER?

Desfax 50mg Tablet ER can be taken either in the morning or in the evening. For best results, take this medicine at the same time each day. This will also help you remember to take it.

Q. Can Desfax 50mg Tablet ER be cut?

Desfax 50mg Tablet ER should be swallowed whole with water. It should not be cut, chewed, crushed or dissolved. Take it exactly as directed by your doctor.

Q. How can Desfax 50mg Tablet ER help treat depression?

Desfax 50mg Tablet ER belongs to a class of medicines known as serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). Serotonin and norepinephrine are chemical messengers in the brain which help maintain mental balance. Desfax 50mg Tablet ER works by increasing the levels of these two hormones in the brain.

Q. Will I gain weight while taking Desfax 50mg Tablet ER?

Weight gain may occur with Desfax 50mg Tablet ER, though not in everyone. In case you notice weight gain after taking Desfax 50mg Tablet ER, consult your doctor or a nutritionist. Take a low calorie food, including more vegetables and fruits in your diet and exercise regularly.

Q. Will Desfax 50mg Tablet ER affect my sex drive?

Taking Desfax 50mg Tablet ER may cause a decrease in sexual desire and ability. It may also cause a delay in orgasm and ejaculation and sometimes ejaculation failure. Discuss with your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms while taking Desfax 50mg Tablet ER.

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