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Lafaxa 100mg Tablet

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Lafaxa 100mg Tablet 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.

Lafaxa 100mg Tablet 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 Lafaxa 100mg 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 Lafaxa Tablet

Benefits of Lafaxa Tablet

In Depression

Lafaxa 100mg 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. Lafaxa 100mg Tablet prevents extreme changes in mood and helps you feel less agitated. You may experience fewer episodes of depression and low mood.

Side effects of Lafaxa 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 Lafaxa

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

How to use Lafaxa 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. Lafaxa 100mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Lafaxa Tablet works

Lafaxa 100mg Tablet 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 Lafaxa 100mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lafaxa 100mg 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
Lafaxa 100mg 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
Lafaxa 100mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Lafaxa 100mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lafaxa 100mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Lafaxa 100mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lafaxa 100mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Lafaxa Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Lafaxa 100mg 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

  • Lafaxa 100mg 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 Lafaxa 100mg 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 Lafaxa 100mg Tablet 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 Lafaxa with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. How long does it take for Lafaxa 100mg Tablet to work?

The symptoms of depression like change in appetite and sleep patterns may show improvement within 1-2 weeks of starting Lafaxa 100mg Tablet. However, it may take about 5-6 weeks to see the full benefits of Lafaxa 100mg Tablet.

Q. Is Lafaxa 100mg Tablet 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 Lafaxa 100mg Tablet?

Lafaxa 100mg Tablet 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 Lafaxa 100mg Tablet be cut?

Lafaxa 100mg Tablet 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 Lafaxa 100mg Tablet help treat depression?

Lafaxa 100mg Tablet 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. Lafaxa 100mg Tablet works by increasing the levels of these two hormones in the brain.

Q. Will I gain weight while taking Lafaxa 100mg Tablet?

Weight gain may occur with Lafaxa 100mg Tablet, though not in everyone. In case you notice weight gain after taking Lafaxa 100mg Tablet, consult your doctor or a nutritionist. Take a low calorie food, including more vegetables and fruits in your diet and exercise regularly.

Q. Will Lafaxa 100mg Tablet affect my sex drive?

Taking Lafaxa 100mg Tablet 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 Lafaxa 100mg Tablet.

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