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Composition for MDD

Desvenlafaxine(100 mg)

food interaction for MDD

alcohol interaction for MDD

pregnancy interaction for MDD

lactation interaction for MDD

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Mdd xr 100 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Mdd xr 100 mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Mdd xr 100 mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Mdd xr 100 mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Desvenlafaxine(100 mg)


Mdd xr 100 mg tablet is used in the treatment of major depression.

How it works

Mdd xr 100 mg tablet belongs to a class of medications called selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). It acts by increasing the amounts of chemicals (serotonin and norepinephrine) in the brain.

Common side effects

Nightmare, Altered sexual function, Constipation, Dilatation of the pupil of the eye, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Difficulty in urination, Fatigue, Increased sweating, Loss of appetite, Numbness, Tingling sensation, Uncoordinated body movements, Yawning


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Expert advice for MDD

  • Do not start or continue desvenlafaxine, in any form if you are allergic to desvenlafaxine or any other ingredients of the medicine.
  • Do not take desvenlafaxine, if you have fever, muscle stiffness or tremor, changes in your mental state like confusion, irritability and extreme agitation (serotonin syndrome or neuroleptic malignant syndrome). 
  • Avoid taking desvenlafaxine, if you have any respiratory problem; seizure or epilepsy; suicidal tendencies; or mania.
  • Do not suddenly withdraw or discontinue therapy.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking desvenlafaxine in any form.
  • Do not take this drug, if you are using antidepressants (monoamine oxidase inhibitors) or have been taking them within the previous two weeks.
  • Desvenlafaxine can cause drowsiness and, therefore, caution has to be taken before operating an automobile or machinery or engaging in activities requiring mental alertness and coordination.

Frequently asked questions for MDD


Q. Is desvenlafaxin same as venlafaxine?
Desvenlafaxine and venlafaxine belongs to same category of drugs with similar action, but their effect may vary upon individual response.
Q. Is desvenlafaxine an addictive?
No, patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.
Q. Is desvenlafaxine a SSRI/stimulant?
No, desvenlafaxine belongs to class of medication called as selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs).
Q. Is desvenlafaxine safe?
Desvenlafaxine is safe, if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does desvenlafaxine cause weight gain?
No, desvenlafaxine is not known to cause weight. Consult your doctor if you experience such side effects.


Content on this page was last updated on 18 October, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)