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Duvanta 40 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Duvanta 40 Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorder, diabetic nerve pain, fibromyalgia (a condition in which there are generalized pain and tenderness in the body), neuropathic pain and stress urinary incontinence.

Duvanta 40 Tablet works 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 illness. It 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, headache, and dry mouth. 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 Duvanta 40 Tablet, 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 Duvanta Tablet

Side effects of Duvanta 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 Duvanta

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Dryness in mouth
    Keep a drink available that you can sip through the day. Rinse your mouth with warm salted water and chew sugarless gum or hard candy. Try breathing through your nose more often than your mouth. Avoid caffeinated beverages, smoking and alcohol because they can make your condition worse. Use lip balm if your lips are also dry. Try to avoid foods that are acidic (like lemons), spicy, salty or sugary. If this side effect bothers you or does not go away, talk to your doctor about artificial saliva products or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Sleepiness
    If the medicine is making you drowsy during the day, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. You can also consider taking a nap. Physical exercises such as walking may be helpful. Do not drink alcohol, as it will make you feel more tired. Avoid driving or operating heavy equipment when you are feeling drowsy. This problem usually goes away as your body gets used to the medicine. However, if it does not, ask your doctor if you can take your medicine at bedtime or whether the dose can be reduced.
  • Coping with Dizziness
    This is usually short-lived and should go away within a few days. If this happens, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Lying still in a dark, quiet room may help reduce the spinning feeling. Sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows. Get up slowly from a lying or sitting position. Get plenty of rest and try to relax as being anxious can make it worse. Try taking this medicine at bedtime to reduce the symptoms. Drinking plenty of water and ginger tea may also help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and smoking as it will make you feel worse. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel better.

How to use Duvanta 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. Duvanta 40 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Duvanta Tablet works

Duvanta 40 Tablet works by increasing the levels of chemical messengers (serotonin and noradrenaline), natural substances in the brain that help maintain mental balance and stop the movement of pain signals in the brain.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Duvanta 40 Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Duvanta 40 Tablet 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
Duvanta 40 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
Duvanta 40 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Duvanta 40 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Duvanta 40 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Dose adjustment is not recommended in patients with mild and moderate kidney disease.
Liver
UNSAFE
Duvanta 40 Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Duvanta Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Duvanta 40 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

  • Duvanta 40 Tablet 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 Duvanta 40 Tablet 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 Duvanta 40 Tablet as it may cause excessive drowsiness and increase the risk of liver damage.
  • It may cause an increase in blood pressure, especially during the first month of treatment. Monitor your blood pressure regularly.
  • 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
Naphthalene Derivative
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Duvanta with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): R Zin, Zina, Thiolite
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Atazor, Atavir, Virataz
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Attera, Atomoxet, Atonext
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Vocita
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Please prescribed tab for Depression, Anxiety, Specifically Somatoform (pain) disorder. Tab SHOULD NOT cause Flatulance & Constipation as side-effects i.e. tabs other than opiprol, duvanta,serta please.
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
Consult a Psychiatrist for this prescription. Secondly anxiety depression patient needs derailed assessment and dose titration as these medicines have a potential for addiction and may harm If taken in excess
Please prescribed tab for Depression, Anxiety, Specifically Somatoform (pain) disorder. Tab SHOULD NOT cause Flatulance & Constipation as side-effects i.e. tabs other than opiprol, duvanta,serta please.
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Medicines are prescribed after clinical examination. This portal is to guide you regarding your problems and clarify doubts. Please see a psychiatrist for treatment.
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FAQs

Q. How long does Duvanta take to work?

In people with depression and anxiety, Duvanta mostly starts working within two weeks of treatment. However, you may take 2-4 weeks to feel better. Consult your doctor if you do not see any improvement after this time. In people with diabetic neuropathic pain, you may take a few weeks to feel better. Consult your doctor if you do not feel better after 2 months.

Q. If I start feeling better, can I stop taking Duvanta?

No, you should not stop Duvanta suddenly and without consulting your doctor. In cases of depression and anxiety, if you have been feeling better for 6 months or more, your doctor may reduce your doses gradually. In case of pain and incontinence, if you are feeling better, continue taking it for long term. Your doctor will keep monitoring your response to the medicine every few months.

Q. Is Duvanta highly addictive?

No, Duvanta is not habit-forming (addictive). This means that it does not make you physically or psychologically dependent on it.

Q. What will be the consequences if I stop taking Duvanta suddenly?

If you stop Duvanta suddenly, you may feel dizzy, tired, agitated or restless, anxious and irritated. You may also experience sleep disturbances (vivid dreams, nightmares, inability to sleep), nausea, vomiting, shaking, muscle pain, diarrhea, a piercing sensation (pins and needles) especially in the head and excessive sweating or vertigo. Always consult your doctor before you stop taking Duvanta. Your doctor will reduce the dose gradually.

Q. I am taking warfarin, does Duvanta interfere with warfarin? Is it safe to take both together?

You should be cautious if you are taking both Duvanta and warfarin since there is a risk of bleeding or you may experience petechiae or purpura.

Q. Is Duvanta safe to use for long term?

Duvanta is safe to use for a long duration, provided you follow your doctor’s advice regarding the treatment.

Q. I am a hypertensive patient. I have noticed that my blood pressure has increased after I started taking Duvanta. Is it because of Duvanta, what should be done?

Duvanta may cause an increase in blood pressure. Therefore, regular monitoring of blood pressure is required, especially during the first month of use. If your blood pressure increase is constant, consult your doctor. It may indicate that your Duvanta dose either needs to be reduced or discontinued gradually.

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