Unidex 50mg Tablet

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Unichem Laboratories Ltd

Composition for Unidex 50mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Unidex Tablet

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Uses of Unidex Tablet

Unidex 50mg Tablet is used in the treatment of depression.
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Side effects of Unidex Tablet

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

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How to use Unidex 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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Unidex 50mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Unidex Tablet works

Unidex 50mg 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 Unidex Tablet

Expert advice for Unidex Tablet

  • You may have to wait for 2 to 4 weeks to get the full effect.
  • If your doctor asks you to stop Unidex, 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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Warnings
Special precautions for Unidex 50mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Unidex 50mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Unidex 50mg 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Unidex 50mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactation
. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Unidex 50mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, o
r decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Unidex 50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients w
ith kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Unidex 50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
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Unidex 50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients w
ith liver disease. Dose adjustment of Unidex 50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Danavir 600mg Tablet, Ritomune 100mg Capsule, Atmosril 25mg Tablet, Daruvir 800mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Desvenlafaxine, 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 for Unidex 50mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Desvenlafaxine

No. Unidex is not a narcotic drug. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes. There are many alternatives to Unidex. You should use the alternative under the guidance of your doctor.
Unidex can be taken in anxiety and panic disorders. It is also used for the treatment of depression.
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.
Unidex is approved for treatment of depression but few types of research have shown the efficacy of desvenlafaxine in the treatment of hot flashes.
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.
Yes. Unidex is a medication approved for the treatment of depression. Do not start Unidex by yourself. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.
No. Unidex is approved for treatment of a migraine. It is used in the treatment of depression.
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.
Unidex is approved for treatment of depression but few types of research have shown the efficacy of desvenlafaxine in the treatment of social anxiety.
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.
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.
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.
There are few cases reports to suggest that it effect sex drive but not all patients suffer from that.
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