Medicine Overview of Venjoy Tablet XR
Venjoy 150mg Tablet XR 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. Venjoy 150mg Tablet XR is to be taken with food.
Venjoy 150mg Tablet XR 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 Venjoy Tablet XR
You may have to wait for 2 to 4 weeks to get the full effect.
- If your doctor asks you to stop Venjoy 150mg Tablet XR, 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.
Venjoy Tablet XR related warnings
Venjoy 150mg Tablet XR may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Venjoy 150mg Tablet XR 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.
Venjoy 150mg Tablet XR 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 Venjoy 150mg Tablet XR are dizziness, confusion and eye sight changes such as blurred vision and this may affect your ability to drive.
Venjoy 150mg Tablet XR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Venjoy 150mg Tablet XR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Venjoy 150mg Tablet XR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Venjoy 150mg Tablet XR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Venjoy 150mg Tablet XR, 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 Venjoy Tablet XR
No. Venjoy is not approved as a mood stabiliser. It is used in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorder.
Yes. Venjoy can cause sedation. You should inform your doctor if you are taking any other sleep inducing medicines before starting Venjoy.
No. Venjoy is not a pain killer. It is used in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorder.
Yes. Venjoy 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. Venjoy 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 Venjoy?
Yes. Venjoy can be taken with B complex vitamins. There are no known major interactions between these medications.
Q. Can I take Venjoy with my Hepatitis B vaccination?
Yes. Venjoy 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 Venjoy.
There are no known brands of hepatitis C vaccines in India. Consult your doctor before starting any medication or therapy while taking Venjoy
After taking immediate-release Venjoy tablets, the peak plasma concentrations of Venjoy is seen in 2 hours.
No. Venjoy is not known to cause high.
No. Studies have shown Venjoy causes weight loss when taken for several weeks.
The plasma half-life of Venjoy is 5±2 hours.
Both are same medication. Venjoy 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 Venjoy?
No. There can be a serious side effect when mirtazapine is taken with Venjoy. 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 Venjoy with citalopram?
No. Citalopram and Venjoy 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 Venjoy with sertraline?
No. Sertraline can not be taken with Venjoy 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 Venjoy with duloxetine?
No. Duloxetine can not be taken with Venjoy 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 Venjoy from the brain. Some studies have shown that Venjoy and its metabolite inhibit the p-glycoprotein.
Venjoy is absorbed from the intestine after being metabolised by the liver.
The expiry date of Venjoy is given on the tablet strip and provided by the manufacturer.
It takes time for Venjoy to work and it depends from person to person.
Venjoy 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 Venjoy XR then it can be taken once daily else the daily dosage is divided into 2-3 times.
Venjoy treatment is associated with sustained increases in blood pressure in some patients. It is recommended that patients receiving Venjoy should have regular monitoring of blood pressure. For patients who experience a sustained increase in blood pressure while receiving Venjoy, either dose reduction or discontinuation should be considered.
Yes. Venjoy is known to cause constipation in some patients.
Yes. Venjoy is known to increase sweating in some patients.
Yes. Venjoy is known to cause weight loss in some patients. In research studies, a dose-dependent weight loss was noted in patients treated with Venjoy for several weeks.
No. Venjoy 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 Venjoy 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 Venjoy?
Yes. Gabapentin can be given with Venjoy 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 Venjoy?
No. Tramadol should be absolutely avoided with Venjoy. 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 Venjoy and desvenlafaxine?
Desvenlafaxine is an active metabolite of Venjoy. It is the same medication in an active form.
Venjoy is not approved for the treatment of fibromyalgia. Some research studies have shown promising results of Venjoy in the treatment of fibromyalgia. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.
Q. Can I take citalopram in place of Venjoy?
Both Citalopram and Venjoy 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. Venjoy is a medication for the treatment of depression.
Yes. Venjoy can be used for the treatment of anxiety disorder.
No. Venjoy is not approved for the treatment of a tension headache. It is used in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorder.
Venjoy 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.
Venjoy 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.
Venjoy 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 Venjoy?
Buspirone is an anxiolytic drug given for treatment of generalised anxiety disorder. Venjoy is an antidepressant drug. Buspirone can be added to Venjoy to augment the effect of Venjoy. 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.
Venjoy 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 Venjoy 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 Venjoy 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 Venjoy by yourself it can lead to increased adverse effects.
Yes. Dizziness can be due to Venjoy. Venjoy 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
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