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Minidep 40 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Minidep Tablet

Minidep Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea

How to use Minidep 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. Minidep 40 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Minidep Tablet works

Minidep 40 mg Tablet works in depression by increasing the levels of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is one of the chemical messengers in the brain that helps in regulating mood.

Minidep Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Minidep 40 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Minidep 40 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, 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
Minidep 40 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
Minidep 40 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Minidep 40 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Minidep 40 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Minidep 40 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Minidep 40 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available for use of Minidep 40 mg Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • Always take vilazodone along with food. 
  • Do not stop taking vilazodone, even if you feel better, without consulting your doctor.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you experience suicidal or violent thoughts, anxiety or panic attacks, unusual mood swings, restlessness, agitation, sleeping trouble, or unusually increased talking (manic attacks).
  • Consult a doctor if you experience confusion, decreased coordination, fainting, hallucinations (apparent perception of something not present), headache, memory problems, mental or mood changes, fits, sluggishness, trouble concentrating, or weakness, muscle stiffness or tightness
  • Tell your doctor if you have a history of suffering from low blood volume or blood pressure, low blood sodium levels, dehydration or you are on a low-salt (sodium) diet.
  • Tell your doctor if you or your family member has a history of bipolar disorder (manic-depression) or other mental or mood problems, alcohol or substance abuse, or if you drink alcohol.
  • Inform your doctor if you have liver or kidney problems, bleeding problems, increased eye pressure (glaucoma), or fits (seizures).
  • Do not drive or use any machinery after taking vilazodone as it may cause dizziness.
  • Do not consume alcohol when on treatment with vilazodone as it may worsen its side effects.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. 
  • Do not use if you are allergic to vilazodone or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not use if you are taking antidepressant medications like monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Minidep with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Piobest, Piokind
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Diabic, Glicla
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Euroglip, Pridex MG, Glimpee
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Tamocas, Tampros MR
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Minidep

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Suggest anti depression tablet
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetes Specialist
Firstly Depression patient need to be diagnosed in the clinic and based on that appropriate medication are prescribed
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Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Response to medicines depends on- 1. Diagnosis 2. Adequate dose of medicines 3. Adequate duration of treatment 4. Regular Medicines 5. Individual factors like patient's metabolism, other medical conditions etc. Resistance to medicines can be because of following factors- 1. Diagnostic confusion 2. Irregular treatment or lack of proper follow up with treating doctor 3. Inadequate dose of medicines 4. Pharmacodynamics/ pharmacokinetics 5. Internal biological resistance For Treatment Resistant Depression , adjunctive measures like changing treatment goals, psychotherapy and ECTs can be tried
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FAQs

Q. Is Minidep a narcotic?

No, Minidep is not a narcotic

Q. Does Minidep help in anxiety?

Yes, Minidep helps in relieving anxiety symptoms in patients with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).

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References
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  2. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. p. 1475.
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