Ventab XL 150mg Tablet

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Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Ventab 150mg Tablet ER

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Primarily used for

Depression, Anxiety disorder
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₹13.0/Tablet ER
10 tablet er in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Ventab Tablet ER

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Uses of Ventab Tablet ER

Ventab XL 150mg Tablet is used in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorder.
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Side effects of Ventab Tablet ER

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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 Ventab 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. It is better to take Ventab XL 150mg Tablet with food.

How Ventab Tablet ER works

Ventab xl 150mg tablet 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 Ventab Tablet ER

Expert advice for Ventab Tablet ER

  • You may have to wait for 2 to 4 weeks to get the full effect.
  • If your doctor asks you to stop Ventab, 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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Warnings
Special precautions for Ventab XL 150mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Ventab XL 150mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Ventab XL 150mg Tablet 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Ventab XL 150mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.

Babies should be monitored for excessive sleepiness and adequate weight gain.
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

As side effects of Ventab XL 150mg Tablet are dizziness, confusion and eye sight changes such as blurred vision and this may affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Ventab XL 150mg Tablet should be used with caution in patien
ts with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ventab XL 150mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
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Ventab XL 150mg Tablet should be used with caution in patien
ts with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ventab XL 150mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Linowin 200mg Injection, Doth 25mg Tablet, Danavir 600mg Tablet, Ritomune 100mg Capsule

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Venlafaxine, 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 for Ventab 150mg Tablet ER

Frequently asked questions for Venlafaxine

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