Medicine Overview of Venfax Capsule
Venfax 37.5mg Capsule is used in the treatment of depression
and anxiety disorder.
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. Venfax 37.5mg Capsule is to be taken with food.
Venfax 37.5mg Capsule 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 Venfax Capsule
You may have to wait for 2 to 4 weeks to get the full effect.
- If your doctor asks you to stop Venfax, 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.
Venfax Capsule related warnings
Venfax 37.5mg Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Venfax 37.5mg Capsule 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.
Venfax 37.5mg Capsule 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 Venfax 37.5mg Capsule are dizziness, confusion and eye sight changes such as blurred vision and this may affect your ability to drive.
Venfax 37.5mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Venfax 37.5mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Venfax 37.5mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Venfax 37.5mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Venfax 37.5mg Capsule, 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.
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Frequently asked questions about Venfax Capsule
No. Venfax is not approved as a mood stabiliser. It is used in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorder.
Yes. Venfax can cause sedation. You should inform your doctor if you are taking any other sleep inducing medicines before starting Venfax.
No. Venfax is not a pain killer. It is used in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorder.
Yes. Venfax 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. Venfax 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 Venfax?
Yes. Venfax can be taken with B complex vitamins. There are no known major interactions between these medications.
Q. Can I take Venfax with my Hepatitis B vaccination?
Yes. Venfax 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 Venfax.
There are no known brands of hepatitis C vaccines in India. Consult your doctor before starting any medication or therapy while taking Venfax
After taking immediate-release Venfax tablets, the peak plasma concentrations of Venfax is seen in 2 hours.
No. Venfax is not known to cause high.
No. Studies have shown Venfax causes weight loss when taken for several weeks.
The plasma half-life of Venfax is 5±2 hours.
Both are same medication. Venfax 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 Venfax?
No. There can be a serious side effect when mirtazapine is taken with Venfax. 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 Venfax with citalopram?
No. Citalopram and Venfax 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 Venfax with sertraline?
No. Sertraline can not be taken with Venfax 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 Venfax with duloxetine?
No. Duloxetine can not be taken with Venfax 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 Venfax from the brain. Some studies have shown that Venfax and its metabolite inhibit the p-glycoprotein.
Venfax is absorbed from the intestine after being metabolised by the liver.
The expiry date of Venfax is given on the tablet strip and provided by the manufacturer.
It takes time for Venfax to work and it depends from person to person.
Venfax 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 Venfax XR then it can be taken once daily else the daily dosage is divided into 2-3 times.
Venfax treatment is associated with sustained increases in blood pressure in some patients. It is recommended that patients receiving Venfax should have regular monitoring of blood pressure. For patients who experience a sustained increase in blood pressure while receiving Venfax, either dose reduction or discontinuation should be considered.
Yes. Venfax is known to cause constipation in some patients.
Yes. Venfax is known to increase sweating in some patients.
Yes. Venfax is known to cause weight loss in some patients. In research studies, a dose-dependent weight loss was noted in patients treated with Venfax for several weeks.
No. Venfax 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 Venfax 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 Venfax?
Yes. Gabapentin can be given with Venfax 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 Venfax?
No. Tramadol should be absolutely avoided with Venfax. 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 Venfax and desvenlafaxine?
Desvenlafaxine is an active metabolite of Venfax. It is the same medication in an active form.
Venfax is not approved for the treatment of fibromyalgia. Some research studies have shown promising results of Venfax in the treatment of fibromyalgia. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.
Q. Can I take citalopram in place of Venfax?
Both Citalopram and Venfax 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. Venfax is a medication for the treatment of depression.
Yes. Venfax can be used for the treatment of anxiety disorder.
No. Venfax is not approved for the treatment of a tension headache. It is used in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorder.
Venfax 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.
Venfax 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.
Venfax 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 Venfax?
Buspirone is an anxiolytic drug given for treatment of generalised anxiety disorder. Venfax is an antidepressant drug. Buspirone can be added to Venfax to augment the effect of Venfax. 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.
Venfax 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 Venfax 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 Venfax 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 Venfax by yourself it can lead to increased adverse effects.
Yes. Dizziness can be due to Venfax. Venfax 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 Venfax with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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