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Venlift OD 150 Capsule PR


Overview

Introduction of Venlift Capsule PR

Venlift OD 150 Capsule PR is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorder. Due to its powerful sedative activity, this medicine is also useful for people who have difficulty in falling asleep due to depression.

Venlift OD 150 Capsule PR helps by increasing the level of chemical messengers (serotonin and noradrenaline) in the brain that maintains mental balance. It is taken by mouth with food. Take it at a fixed time each day to maintain consistent level of medicine in the blood. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. You should never skip any doses and finish full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to doctor as it may worsen your symptoms.

Some common side effects of this medicine includes nausea, vomiting, and insomnia (difficulty in sleeping). Monitor your blood pressure regularly while taking this medicine as it may cause an increase in blood pressure, especially during the first month of treatment. It may even cause dizziness and sleepiness, do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. This medicine may also cause weight loss, consult a dietitian for dietary supplement or try to increase your food portion. It is important to inform doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood as it may lead to suicidal thoughts.

Uses of Venlift Capsule PR

Venlift Capsule PR side effects

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

How to use Venlift Capsule PR

Use it as advised by your doctor or check the label for directions before use. Venlift OD 150 Capsule PR is to be taken with food.

How Venlift Capsule PR works

Venlift OD 150 Capsule PR works by increasing the levels of chemical messengers (serotonin and noradrenaline), natural substances in the brain that help maintain mental balance.

Venlift Capsule PR related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Venlift OD 150 Capsule PR
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Venlift OD 150 Capsule PR may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Venlift OD 150 Capsule PR is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Babies should be monitored for excessive sleepiness and adequate weight gain.
Driving
UNSAFE
Venlift OD 150 Capsule PR may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
As side effects of Venlift OD 150 Capsule PR are dizziness, confusion and eye sight changes such as blurred vision and this may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Venlift OD 150 Capsule PR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Venlift OD 150 Capsule PR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Venlift OD 150 Capsule PR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Venlift OD 150 Capsule PR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Venlift Capsule PR?

If you miss a dose of Venlift OD 150 Capsule PR, 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.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • Venlift OD 150 Capsule PR helps in treating depression and anxiety.
  • It may also  be used to treat nerve pain from diabetes and some other forms of chronic pain.
  • It may take 2 to 4 weeks for Venlift OD 150 Capsule PR to start working. Keep taking it as prescribed.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Venlift OD 150 Capsule PR as it may cause excessive drowsiness and increase the risk of liver damage.
  • It may cause a sensation of restlessness, especially when you first start taking it. Inform your doctor if this happens to you.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Venlift with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Norsun
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Brand(s): Thpin, Trisun, Othipen
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Brand(s): Migsun
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Brand(s): Imi-CI
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Brand(s): Oxcap
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycolith
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Leparox, Prx
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Imirise
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Venlift

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Sir, i had been using venlift od 75,and flunarizine 5 for 8 years for anxiety and depression .now i had been changed to nexito 20 and Clonazepam.25 .each 1 tab taking every night for three months for the last 3,4 years i feel tiredness, sleepy every time. now a days im facing sexual issues also i can't even getting ejaculation properly kindly give me a genuine advice to stop this medicine or suggest me a solution for this .
Dr. Ambrish Dharmadhikari
Mental Wellness
Nexito causes side effects, which you are suffering . Consult psychiatrist and discuss with him. He shall give you alternate medications with no sexual side effects .
Mental Depression , Anxiety disorder
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Depression is a persistent state of sadness that is the result of interaction between one's inner biological and psychological state and gets triggered of with environmental stressors. Reactive depression is in response to a situation like loss, sickness, trauma etc. Endogenous depression occurs without any noticeable environmental stressors. Psychological symptoms include lack of interest, negative thinking, irritability, frustration, feeling demotivated etc. Somatic symptoms like fatigue/ weakness/ lack of sleep/ lack of appetite and other physical symptoms are common. Anxiety is common. In severe cases one may feel helpless and hopeless enough to wish for death or attempt suicide. Treatment includes physical and psychiatric work up following which medicines can be prescribed. In milder cases, psychotherapy or counselling is recommended.
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FAQs

Q. Is Venlift a mood stabiliser?

No. Venlift is not approved as a mood stabiliser. It is used in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorder.

Q. Can Venlift cause sedation?

Yes. Venlift can cause sedation. You should inform your doctor if you are taking any other sleep inducing medicines before starting Venlift.

Q. Can I use Venlift as a painkiller?

No. Venlift is not a pain killer. It is used in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorder.

Q. Is Venlift a psychotropic drug?

Yes. Venlift is a psychotropic drug. Any medication capable of affecting the mind, emotions, and behaviour are called psychotropic drugs.

Q. Can I take Venlift twice a day?

Yes. The dosage schedule should be decided by the doctor depending on the type of disorder.

Q. Is Venlift a narcotic?

No. Venlift 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 Venlift?

Yes. Venlift can be taken with B complex vitamins. There are no known major interactions between these medications.

Q. Can I take Venlift with my Hepatitis B vaccination?

Yes. Venlift 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 Venlift.

Q. Can I take Venlift 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 Venlift

Q. What is the Cmax of Venlift?

After taking immediate-release Venlift tablets, the peak plasma concentrations of Venlift is seen in 2 hours.

Q. Can Venlift get high?

No. Venlift is not known to cause high.

Q. Can Venlift cause weight gain?

No. Studies have shown Venlift causes weight loss when taken for several weeks.

Q. What is the half-life of Venlift?

The plasma half-life of Venlift is 5±2 hours.

Q. What is the difference between Venlift ER and XR?

Both are same medication. Venlift 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 Venlift?

No. There can be a serious side effect when mirtazapine is taken with Venlift. 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 Venlift with citalopram?

No. Citalopram and Venlift 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 Venlift with sertraline?

No. Sertraline can not be taken with Venlift 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 Venlift with duloxetine?

No. Duloxetine can not be taken with Venlift 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 Venlift and p-glycoprotein?

P-glycoprotein is responsible for the expulsion of Venlift from the brain. Some studies have shown that Venlift and its metabolite inhibit the p-glycoprotein.

Q. Where is Venlift absorbed?

Venlift is absorbed from the intestine after being metabolised by the liver.

Q. When does Venlift expire?

The expiry date of Venlift is given on the tablet strip and provided by the manufacturer.

Q. When does Venlift produce the effect?

It takes time for Venlift to work and it depends from person to person.

Q. When should I take Venlift?

Venlift 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 Venlift?

It depends on the type of tablet. If it is Venlift XR then it can be taken once daily else the daily dosage is divided into 2-3 times.

Q. Can Venlift cause high blood pressure?

Venlift treatment is associated with sustained increases in blood pressure in some patients. It is recommended that patients receiving Venlift should have regular monitoring of blood pressure. For patients who experience a sustained increase in blood pressure while receiving Venlift, either dose reduction or discontinuation should be considered.

Q. Can Venlift cause constipation?

Yes. Venlift is known to cause constipation in some patients.

Q. Can Venlift cause sweating?

Yes. Venlift is known to increase sweating in some patients.

Q. Can Venlift cause weight loss?

Yes. Venlift is known to cause weight loss in some patients. In research studies, a dose-dependent weight loss was noted in patients treated with Venlift for several weeks.

Q. Can Venlift cause addiction?

No. Venlift does not have habit-forming potential.

Q. Can I take Venlift 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 Venlift?

No. Phentermine can not be taken with Venlift 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 Venlift?

Yes. Gabapentin can be given with Venlift 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 Venlift?

No. Tramadol should be absolutely avoided with Venlift. 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 Venlift and desvenlafaxine?

Desvenlafaxine is an active metabolite of Venlift. It is the same medication in an active form.

Q. Can fibromyalgia be treated with Venlift?

Venlift is not approved for the treatment of fibromyalgia. Some research studies have shown promising results of Venlift in the treatment of fibromyalgia. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.

Q. Can I take citalopram in place of Venlift?

Both Citalopram and Venlift 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 Venlift?

Yes. Venlift is a medication for the treatment of depression.

Q. Can I use Venlift for anxiety disorder?

Yes. Venlift can be used for the treatment of anxiety disorder.

Q. Can I use Venlift for a tension headache?

No. Venlift 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 Venlift?

Venlift 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 Venlift for a migraine?

Venlift 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 Venlift?

Venlift 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 Venlift?

Buspirone is an anxiolytic drug given for treatment of generalised anxiety disorder. Venlift is an antidepressant drug. Buspirone can be added to Venlift to augment the effect of Venlift. 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 Venlift cause loss of appetite?

Venlift 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 Venlift 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 Venlift and it should be tapered slowly and then stopped.

Q. What are good alternatives to Venlift, 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 Venlift by yourself it can lead to increased adverse effects.

Q. Am I dizzy because I stopped taking Venlift?

Yes. Dizziness can be due to Venlift. Venlift therapy leads to increased blood pressure so abrupt stoppage can lead to decreased blood pressure and can cause dizziness.

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