Medicine Overview of Velex Tablet ER
Side Effects of Velex are Nausea, Vomiting, Dizziness, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Decreased appetite, Anxiety, Constipation, Increased sweating, Sexual dysfunction.
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. Velex 37.5 mg Tablet ER is to be taken with food.
Velex 37.5 mg 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 Velex Tablet ER
You may have to wait for 2 to 4 weeks to get the full effect.
- If your doctor asks you to stop Velex 37.5 mg Tablet ER, 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.
Velex Tablet ER related warnings
Velex 37.5 mg Tablet ER may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Velex 37.5 mg 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.
Velex 37.5 mg 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.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
As side effects of Velex 37.5 mg Tablet ER are dizziness, confusion and eye sight changes such as blurred vision and this may affect your ability to drive.
Velex 37.5 mg Tablet ER should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Velex 37.5 mg Tablet ER may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Velex 37.5 mg Tablet ER should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Velex 37.5 mg Tablet ER may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Velex 37.5 mg 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.
Frequently asked questions about Velex Tablet ER
Q. Is Velex a mood stabiliser?
No. Velex is not approved as a mood stabiliser. It is used in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorder.
Q. Can Velex cause sedation?
Yes. Velex can cause sedation. You should inform your doctor if you are taking any other sleep inducing medicines before starting Velex.
Q. Can I use Velex as a painkiller?
No. Velex is not a pain killer. It is used in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorder.
Q. Is Velex a psychotropic drug?
Yes. Velex is a psychotropic drug. Any medication capable of affecting the mind, emotions, and behaviour are called psychotropic drugs.
Q. Can I take Velex twice a day?
Yes. The dosage schedule should be decided by the doctor depending on the type of disorder.
No. Velex 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 Velex?
Yes. Velex can be taken with B complex vitamins. There are no known major interactions between these medications.
Q. Can I take Velex with my Hepatitis B vaccination?
Yes. Velex 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 Velex.
Q. Can I take Velex with my Hepatitis C vaccination?
There are no known brands of hepatitis C vaccines in India. Consult your doctor before starting any medication or therapy while taking Velex
Q. What is the Cmax of Velex?
After taking immediate-release Velex tablets, the peak plasma concentrations of Velex is seen in 2 hours.
No. Velex is not known to cause high.
Q. Can Velex cause weight gain?
No. Studies have shown Velex causes weight loss when taken for several weeks.
Q. What is the half-life of Velex?
The plasma half-life of Velex is 5±2 hours.
Q. What is the difference between Velex ER and XR?
Both are same medication. Velex 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 Velex?
No. There can be a serious side effect when mirtazapine is taken with Velex. 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 Velex with citalopram?
No. Citalopram and Velex 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 Velex with sertraline?
No. Sertraline can not be taken with Velex 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 Velex with duloxetine?
No. Duloxetine can not be taken with Velex as it causes a serious increase in serotonin levels. This can lead to a potentially life-threatening condition called as serotonin syndrome.
Q. What is the relation between Velex and p-glycoprotein?
P-glycoprotein is responsible for the expulsion of Velex from the brain. Some studies have shown that Velex and its metabolite inhibit the p-glycoprotein.
Q. Where is Velex absorbed?
Velex is absorbed from the intestine after being metabolised by the liver.
Q. When does Velex expire?
The expiry date of Velex is given on the tablet strip and provided by the manufacturer.
Q. When does Velex produce the effect?
It takes time for Velex to work and it depends from person to person.
Q. When should I take Velex?
Velex is a medication to treat generalised depressive disorder or depression. Consult your doctor before taking this medication.
Q. Which is the best time to take Velex?
It depends on the type of tablet. If it is Velex XR then it can be taken once daily else the daily dosage is divided into 2-3 times.
Q. Can Velex cause high blood pressure?
Velex treatment is associated with sustained increases in blood pressure in some patients. It is recommended that patients receiving Velex should have regular monitoring of blood pressure. For patients who experience a sustained increase in blood pressure while receiving Velex, either dose reduction or discontinuation should be considered.
Q. Can Velex cause constipation?
Yes. Velex is known to cause constipation in some patients.
Q. Can Velex cause sweating?
Yes. Velex is known to increase sweating in some patients.
Q. Can Velex cause weight loss?
Yes. Velex is known to cause weight loss in some patients. In research studies, a dose-dependent weight loss was noted in patients treated with Velex for several weeks.
Q. Can Velex cause addiction?
No. Velex does not have habit-forming potential.
Q. Can I take Velex tablet instead of a capsule?
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.
Q. Can I use phentermine with Velex?
No. Phentermine can not be taken with Velex 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 Velex?
Yes. Gabapentin can be given with Velex 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 Velex?
No. Tramadol should be absolutely avoided with Velex. 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 Velex and desvenlafaxine?
Desvenlafaxine is an active metabolite of Velex. It is the same medication in an active form.
Q. Can fibromyalgia be treated with Velex?
Velex is not approved for the treatment of fibromyalgia. Some research studies have shown promising results of Velex in the treatment of fibromyalgia. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.
Q. Can I take citalopram in place of Velex?
Both Citalopram and Velex 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.
Q. Can depression be treated with Velex?
Yes. Velex is a medication for the treatment of depression.
Q. Can I use Velex for anxiety disorder?
Yes. Velex can be used for the treatment of anxiety disorder.
Q. Can I use Velex for a tension headache?
No. Velex is not approved for the treatment of a tension headache. It is used in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorder.
Q. Can nerve pain be treated with Velex?
Velex 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.
Q. Can I use Velex for a migraine?
Velex 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.
Q. Can hot flashes be treated with Velex?
Velex 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 Velex?
Buspirone is an anxiolytic drug given for treatment of generalised anxiety disorder. Velex is an antidepressant drug. Buspirone can be added to Velex to augment the effect of Velex. 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.
Q. Why does Velex cause loss of appetite?
Velex 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 Velex 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 Velex and it should be tapered slowly and then stopped.
Q. What are good alternatives to Velex, particularly when a side effect is reduced sex drive?
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 Velex by yourself it can lead to increased adverse effects.
Q. Am I dizzy because I stopped taking Velex?
Yes. Dizziness can be due to Velex. Velex therapy leads to increased blood pressure so abrupt stoppage can lead to decreased blood pressure and can cause dizziness.
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