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Lupispark OD 100 mg Tablet

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Composition for Lupispark OD 100 mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Lupispark OD 100 mg Tablet

Potentiallyunsafewith
Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Lupispark Tablet

Uses of Lupispark Tablet

Lupispark OD 100 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of depression.

Lupispark Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Lupispark are Nausea, Vomiting, Dizziness, Anxiety, Increased sweating, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Constipation, Decreased appetite, Sexual dysfunction.

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

How Lupispark Tablet works

Lupispark OD 100 mg Tablet 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 Lupispark Tablet

Expert advice for Lupispark Tablet

  • You may have to wait for 2 to 4 weeks to get the full effect.
  • If your doctor asks you to stop Lupispark OD 100 mg Tablet, 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.
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Lupispark Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Lupispark Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Lupispark OD 100 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Lupispark OD 100 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Lupispark OD 100 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Lupispark OD 100 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Lupispark OD 100 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lupispark OD 100 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Lupispark OD 100 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lupispark OD 100 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Lupispark Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Lupispark OD 100 mg 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Lupispark Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Desvenlafaxine

Q. Is Lupispark a narcotic?
No. Lupispark is not a narcotic drug. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine.
Q. What is the difference between Lupispark ER or Lupispark succinate?
Lupispark 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.
Q. How to wean Lupispark?
Weaning of Lupispark 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 Lupispark different from venlafaxine?
Lupispark is an active metabolite of venlafaxine. It is the same medication in an active form.
Q. How is Lupispark works?
Lupispark is a potent and selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI). Lupispark is thought to be related to the potentiation of the neurotransmitters in the central nervous system.
Q. When to take Lupispark?
Take Lupispark exactly as advised by your doctor. Take Lupispark at about the same time each day with or without food. Swallow Lupispark tablets in whole, with fluid. Do not crush, cut, chew, or dissolve the tablets because the tablets may be time-released.
Q. Can Lupispark 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 Lupispark should be done by the doctor. Do inform your doctor about all your present medications before starting the therapy.
Q. Are there any alternatives to Lupispark?
Yes. There are many alternatives to Lupispark. You should use the alternative under the guidance of your doctor.
Q. Is Lupispark good medication for anxiety?
Lupispark can be taken in anxiety and panic disorders. It is also used for the treatment of depression.
Q. Does Lupispark cause sedation?
Yes. Lupispark 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.
Q. Does Lupispark be used to treat menopausal vasomotor symptoms?
Lupispark is approved for treatment of depression but few types of research have shown the efficacy of desvenlafaxine in the treatment of hot flashes.
Q. Can Lupispark be used in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
Lupispark 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.
Q. Can I use Lupispark for depression?
Yes. Lupispark is a medication approved for the treatment of depression. Do not start Lupispark by yourself. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.
Q. Can I use Lupispark for a migraine?
No. Lupispark is approved for treatment of a migraine. It is used in the treatment of depression.
Q. Can hot flashes be treated with Lupispark?
Lupispark is not approved for treatment of depression but few types of research have shown the efficacy of desvenlafaxine in the treatment of hot flashes.
Q. Can I use Lupispark for social anxiety?
Lupispark is approved for treatment of depression but few types of research have shown the efficacy of desvenlafaxine in the treatment of social anxiety.
Q. Can neuropathic pain be treated with Lupispark?
Lupispark 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, Lupispark 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 Lupispark.
Q. Can I take tramadol along with Lupispark?
No. Tramadol should be absolutely avoided with Lupispark. 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 Lupispark 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 Lupispark and it should be tapered slowly and then stopped.
Q. What should I avoid while taking Lupispark?
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.
Q. How long should I continue taking Lupispark?
Lupispark 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.
Q. Will Lupispark affect my sex drive?
There are few cases reports to suggest that it effect sex drive but not all patients suffer from that.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Lupispark with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Lupispark with Atazanavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Atazanavir: Atazor, Atavir, Virataz
Lupispark with Ritonavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ritonavir: Viriton, Ritomune, Ritomax, Empetus
Lupispark with Darunavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Darunavir: Virem, Danavir, Daruvir
Lupispark with Indinavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Indinavir: Indivan, Virodin
Lupispark with Atomoxetine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Atomoxetine: Attera, Axepta, Starkid, Tomoxetin, Atokem, Atmosril, Attentrol, Atom
Lupispark with Saquinavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Saquinavir: Maximune, Saquin

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