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Unidex 50 Tablet ER


Overview

Uses of Unidex Tablet ER

Unidex Tablet ER side effects

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

How to use Unidex Tablet ER

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. Unidex 50 Tablet ER may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Unidex Tablet ER works

Unidex 50 Tablet ER works by increasing the levels of chemical messengers (serotonin and noradrenaline), natural substances in the brain that help maintain mental balance.

Unidex Tablet ER related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Unidex 50 Tablet ER may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Unidex 50 Tablet ER 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
Unidex 50 Tablet ER is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Unidex 50 Tablet ER may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Unidex 50 Tablet ER should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Unidex 50 Tablet ER may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Unidex 50 Tablet ER should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Unidex 50 Tablet ER may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Unidex Tablet ER?

If you miss a dose of Unidex 50 Tablet ER, 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.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • Unidex 50 Tablet ER 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 Unidex 50 Tablet ER 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 Unidex 50 Tablet ER 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Unidex with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Is Unidex a narcotic?

No. Unidex 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 Unidex ER or Unidex succinate?

Unidex 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 Unidex?

Weaning of Unidex 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 Unidex different from venlafaxine?

Unidex is an active metabolite of venlafaxine. It is the same medication in an active form.

Q. How is Unidex works?

Unidex is a potent and selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI). Unidex is thought to be related to the potentiation of the neurotransmitters in the central nervous system.

Q. When to take Unidex?

Take Unidex exactly as advised by your doctor. Take Unidex at about the same time each day with or without food. Swallow Unidex tablets in whole, with fluid. Do not crush, cut, chew, or dissolve the tablets because the tablets may be time-released.

Q. Can Unidex 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 Unidex 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 Unidex?

Yes. There are many alternatives to Unidex. You should use the alternative under the guidance of your doctor.

Q. Is Unidex good medication for anxiety?

Unidex can be taken in anxiety and panic disorders. It is also used for the treatment of depression.

Q. Does Unidex cause sedation?

Yes. Unidex 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 Unidex be used to treat menopausal vasomotor symptoms?

Unidex 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 Unidex be used in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

Unidex 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 Unidex for depression?

Yes. Unidex is a medication approved for the treatment of depression. Do not start Unidex by yourself. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.

Q. Can I use Unidex for a migraine?

No. Unidex is approved for treatment of a migraine. It is used in the treatment of depression.

Q. Can hot flashes be treated with Unidex?

Unidex 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 Unidex for social anxiety?

Unidex 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 Unidex?

Unidex 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, Unidex 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 Unidex.

Q. Can I take tramadol along with Unidex?

No. Tramadol should be absolutely avoided with Unidex. 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 Unidex 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 Unidex and it should be tapered slowly and then stopped.

Q. What should I avoid while taking Unidex?

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 Unidex?

Unidex 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 Unidex affect my sex drive?

There are few cases reports to suggest that it effect sex drive but not all patients suffer from that.

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