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Velaf 150mg Tablet ER

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Composition for Velaf 150mg Tablet ER

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Primary uses of Velaf 150mg Tablet ER

Depression, Anxiety disorder
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Medicine Overview of Velaf Tablet ER

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Uses of Velaf Tablet ER

Velaf 150mg Tablet ER is used in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorder.
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Velaf Tablet ER side effects

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

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How to use Velaf 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. Velaf 150mg Tablet ER is to be taken with food.

How Velaf Tablet ER works

Velaf 150mg Tablet ER 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 Velaf Tablet ER

Expert advice for Velaf Tablet ER

  • You may have to wait for 2 to 4 weeks to get the full effect.
  • If your doctor asks you to stop Velaf, 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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Velaf Tablet ER related warnings
Special precautions for Velaf Tablet ER
Alcohol
CAUTION
Velaf 150mg Tablet ER may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Velaf 150mg Tablet ER 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
Velaf 150mg Tablet ER is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Babies should be monitored for excessive sleepiness and adequate weight gain.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
As side effects of Velaf 150mg Tablet ER are dizziness, confusion and eye sight changes such as blurred vision and this may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Velaf 150mg Tablet ER should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Velaf 150mg Tablet ER may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Velaf 150mg Tablet ER should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Velaf 150mg Tablet ER may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Velaf Tablet ER?uses

If you miss a dose of Velaf 150mg 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Velaf Tablet ER

Frequently asked questions about Venlafaxine

No. Velaf is not approved as a mood stabiliser. It is used in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorder.
Yes. Velaf can cause sedation. You should inform your doctor if you are taking any other sleep inducing medicines before starting Velaf.
No. Velaf is not a pain killer. It is used in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorder.
Yes. Velaf is a psychotropic drug. Any medication capable of affecting the mind, emotions, and behaviour are called psychotropic drugs.
Yes. The dosage schedule should be decided by the doctor depending on the type of disorder.
No. Velaf is not a narcotic drug. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine.
Q. Can I take vitamin B complex along with Velaf?
Yes. Velaf can be taken with B complex vitamins. There are no known major interactions between these medications.
Q. Can I take Velaf with my Hepatitis B vaccination?
Yes. Velaf can be taken with hepatitis B vaccination. There are no known major interactions between these two medications. Consult your doctor before starting any medication or therapy while taking Velaf.
There are no known brands of hepatitis C vaccines in India. Consult your doctor before starting any medication or therapy while taking Velaf
After taking immediate-release Velaf tablets, the peak plasma concentrations of Velaf is seen in 2 hours.
No. Velaf is not known to cause high.
No. Studies have shown Velaf causes weight loss when taken for several weeks.
The plasma half-life of Velaf is 5±2 hours.
Both are same medication. Velaf ER and 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. Can I take mirtazapine along with Velaf?
No. There can be a serious side effect when mirtazapine is taken with Velaf. It can cause a serious condition called as serotonin syndrome. It is a potentially life-threatening can present as agitation, hallucinations, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, tachycardia, labile blood pressure, hyperthermia and coma.
Q. Can I take Velaf with citalopram?
No. Citalopram and Velaf both increase serotonin levels. Avoid or use any alternate drug. It can cause a serious condition called as serotonin syndrome. It is a potentially life-threatening can present as agitation, hallucinations, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, tachycardia, labile blood pressure, hyperthermia and coma.
Q. Can I take Velaf with sertraline?
No. Sertraline can not be taken with Velaf as it increases serotonin levels. It can cause a serious condition called as serotonin syndrome. It is a potentially life-threatening can present as agitation, hallucinations, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, tachycardia, labile blood pressure, hyperthermia and coma.
Q. Can I take Velaf with duloxetine?
No. Duloxetine can not be taken with Velaf as it causes a serious increase in serotonin levels. This can lead to a potentially life-threatening condition called as serotonin syndrome.
P-glycoprotein is responsible for the expulsion of Velaf from the brain. Some studies have shown that Velaf and its metabolite inhibit the p-glycoprotein.
Velaf is absorbed from the intestine after being metabolised by the liver.
The expiry date of Velaf is given on the tablet strip and provided by the manufacturer.
It takes time for Velaf to work and it depends from person to person.
Velaf is a medication to treat generalised depressive disorder or depression. Consult your doctor before taking this medication.
It depends on the type of tablet. If it is Velaf XR then it can be taken once daily else the daily dosage is divided into 2-3 times.
Velaf treatment is associated with sustained increases in blood pressure in some patients. It is recommended that patients receiving Velaf should have regular monitoring of blood pressure. For patients who experience a sustained increase in blood pressure while receiving Velaf, either dose reduction or discontinuation should be considered.
Yes. Velaf is known to cause constipation in some patients.
Yes. Velaf is known to increase sweating in some patients.
Yes. Velaf is known to cause weight loss in some patients. In research studies, a dose-dependent weight loss was noted in patients treated with Velaf for several weeks.
No. Velaf does not have habit-forming potential.
You can take a tablet instead of the capsule but only under consultation or prescription of a doctor. You should not change it yourself as the different formulation of a medication may have a different action as drug release would be different in both. This can lead to an inappropriate treatment and may lead to side effects or even failure of treatment.
No. Phentermine can not be taken with Velaf as it increases serotonin levels. It can cause a serious condition called as serotonin syndrome. It is a potentially life-threatening can present as agitation, hallucinations, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, tachycardia, labile blood pressure, hyperthermia and coma.
Q. Can gabapentin be given along with Velaf?
Yes. Gabapentin can be given with Velaf but only with a consultation of a doctor. They both, when given together, causes an increase drowsiness, sleepiness and decreased concentration in work. Take with caution.
Q. Can I take tramadol along with Velaf?
No. Tramadol should be absolutely avoided with Velaf. They both cause an increase in the levels of serotonin in the body increasing the chances of potentially life-threatening serotonin syndrome.
Q. What is the difference between Velaf and desvenlafaxine?
Desvenlafaxine is an active metabolite of Velaf. It is the same medication in an active form.
Velaf is not approved for the treatment of fibromyalgia. Some research studies have shown promising results of Velaf in the treatment of fibromyalgia. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.
Q. Can I take citalopram in place of Velaf?
Both Citalopram and Velaf are anti-depressants but their action is different. Citalopram results in an increase in the serotonin levels but venlafaxine increases many other neurotransmitters apart from serotonin. Consult your doctor before changing the medication.
Yes. Velaf is a medication for the treatment of depression.
Yes. Velaf can be used for the treatment of anxiety disorder.
No. Velaf is not approved for the treatment of a tension headache. It is used in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorder.
Velaf is not approved for treatment of nerve pain disorders but some researchers have proved its efficacy in nerve pain. It is currently used off-label for nerve pain.
Velaf is not approved for treatment of a migraine but some researchers have proved its efficacy in the prophylaxis of a migraine. It is currently used off label for migraine.
Velaf is not approved for treatment of hot flashes. It is used in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorder.
Q. Which medication is best, Buspirone or Velaf?
Buspirone is an anxiolytic drug given for treatment of generalised anxiety disorder. Velaf is an antidepressant drug. Buspirone can be added to Velaf to augment the effect of Velaf. But this can lead to a potentially serious condition called as serotonin syndrome. It is a potentially life-threatening can present as agitation, hallucinations, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, tachycardia, labile blood pressure, hyperthermia and coma.
Velaf is known to cause changes in the neurotransmitters levels and chemicals in the brain which leads to decrease in appetite and this loss of appetite is dose dependent.
Q. Can Velaf be switched to desvenlafaxine 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 Velaf and it should be tapered slowly and then stopped.
If you find any side effects like decreased sex drive or impotence talk to your doctor and then you can have some other drug. Do not stop Velaf by yourself it can lead to increased adverse effects.
Yes. Dizziness can be due to Velaf. Velaf therapy leads to increased blood pressure so abrupt stoppage can lead to decreased blood pressure and can cause dizziness.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Taking Velaf with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Velaf with Moclobemide
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Moclobemide: Trima, Rimarex
Velaf with Rasagiline
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Rasagiline: Rasalect, Relgin, Rasipar
Velaf with Selegiline
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Selegiline: Jumex
Velaf with Tianeptine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Tianeptine: Tynept
Velaf with Citalopram
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Citalopram: Vocita, Olarc, Citopam, Cetadep, Cita, Topdep, Celica, Citalomine, Citalent, Citola, Cytop, Madam, Citalin, Citara, Lopram
Velaf with Ritonavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ritonavir: Viriton, Ritomune, Ritomax
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Dosulepin / Dothiepin: Othipen, Octive, Dotidep, Dothipop, Prothiaden, Doth, Depnoc, Thiepin, Dozep, Dothitab, Biopin, Dotin, Protheo, Sigdoth, Trupin, Dothip, Dothin, Dothidep, DO RE ME, Zedip
Velaf with Dapoxetine
SERIOUS
Velaf with Doxepin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Doxepin: Doxyril, Sidopin, Doxin, Psychopin, Doxepin
Velaf with Saquinavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Saquinavir: Maximune, Saquin
Velaf with Naratriptan
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Naratriptan: Naratrex
Velaf with Nortriptyline
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nortriptyline: Sensaril, Nortin, Sensival, Depival, Daventyl, Nortimer, Nordep
Velaf with Eletriptan
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Eletriptan: Elipran
Velaf with Fluvoxamine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fluvoxamine: Voxinix, Uvox, Voxidep, Voxazen, Voxamin, Psyvoxin, Fluxam, Sorest, Fluvoxin, Fluvo, Frext, Fluvator, Fluvoxine, Ocivox, Arkavoxin
Velaf with Amoxapine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Amoxapine: Depilox, Oxamine, Kamipox, Amolife, Depsac, Amolox
Velaf with Indinavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Indinavir: Indivan
Velaf with Rizatriptan
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Rizatriptan: Rizact, Rizatan, Rizatrip, Maxalt Rpd
Velaf with Nitroxazepine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nitroxazepine: Sintamil
Velaf with Ulinastatin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ulinastatin: U Tryp, Upxiga
Velaf with Atomoxetine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Atomoxetine: Attera, Axepta, Starkid, Tomoxetin
Velaf with Clomipramine
SERIOUS
Velaf with Phenindione
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Phenindione: Dindevan
Velaf with Terbinafine
MODERATE
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Acenocoumarol / Nicoumalone: Acethromb, Nicoz
Velaf with Warfarin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Warfarin: Sofarin, Warf
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