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Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet

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Storage
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Introduction

Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorder. It alters the chemicals in the brain that cause symptoms of anxiety such as irritability, restlessness, lack of concentration, fatigue, sweating, increased heart rate and unwanted or racing thoughts.

Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet should be taken with food. It is advised to take this medicine at a fixed time each day to maintain a consistent level in the blood. If you miss any doses, take it as soon as you remember. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly as it may worsen your symptoms.

Some common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), decreased appetite, anxiety, constipation, increased sweating, and sexual dysfunction. It may cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. However, these side effects are temporary and usually resolve on their own in some time. Please consult your doctor if these do not subside or bother you.

Before taking Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet, inform your doctor if you have any problems with your kidneys, heart, liver, or have a history of seizures (epilepsy or fits). Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or if you have any suicidal thoughts.

Uses of Ventab Tablet PR

Benefits of Ventab Tablet PR

In Depression

Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet helps in maintaining the balance of certain chemicals in the brain that affect mood and behavior. This improves your mood, relieves anxiety, tension, helps you sleep better and increases your energy levels. Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet prevents extreme changes in mood and helps you feel less agitated. You may experience fewer episodes of depression and low mood.

In Anxiety disorder

Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet works by stopping your brain from releasing the chemicals that make you feel anxious so it can reduce the symptoms of excessive anxiety and worry. It can also reduce feelings of restlessness, tiredness, difficulty concentrating, feeling irritable and sleep problems that often come with Anxiety disorder. It will therefore help you go about your daily activities more easily and be more productive. Keep taking this medicine even if you feel well. Stopping suddenly can cause serious problems.

Side effects of Ventab Tablet PR

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Ventab

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

How to use Ventab Tablet PR

Use it as advised by your doctor or check the label for directions before use. Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Ventab Tablet PR works

Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet works by increasing the levels of chemical messengers (serotonin and noradrenaline), natural substances in the brain that help maintain mental balance.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet 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
Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
As side effects of Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet are dizziness, confusion and eye sight changes such as blurred vision and this may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Ventab Tablet PR?

If you miss a dose of Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet, 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

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet
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Quick Tips

  • Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet 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 Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet 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 Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Anisole Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Ventab with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Lizolan, Lidoford, Mapzolide
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Trima, Rimarex, Morex
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Rasalect, Relgin, Rasipar
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Selgelin
LIFE-THREATENING

Patient Concerns

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I have ocd. And can i take ventab xl 150mg
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Medicines are prescribed after clinical examination. This portal is to guide you regarding your problems and clarify doubts. Please see a psychiatrist for treatment.
Mental Depression , Anxiety disorder
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
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. Can Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet cause sedation?

Yes. Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet can cause sedation. You should inform your doctor if you are taking any other sleep inducing medicines before starting Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet.

Q. Is Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet a psychotropic drug?

Yes. Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet is a psychotropic drug. Any medication capable of affecting the mind, emotions, and behaviour are called psychotropic drugs.

Q. Is Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet a narcotic?

No. Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet is not a narcotic drug. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine.

Q. What is the difference between Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet ER and XR?

Both are same medication. Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet 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 XL 37.5 Tablet?

No. There can be a serious side effect when mirtazapine is taken with Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet. 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 XL 37.5 Tablet with citalopram?

No. Citalopram and Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet 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. What is the relation between Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet and p-glycoprotein?

P-glycoprotein is responsible for the expulsion of Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet from the brain. Some studies have shown that Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet and its metabolite inhibit the p-glycoprotein.

Q. Where is Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet absorbed?

Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet is absorbed from the intestine after being metabolised by the liver.

Q. When should I take Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet?

Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet is a medication to treat generalised depressive disorder or depression. Consult your doctor before taking this medication.

Q. Can Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet cause high blood pressure?

Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet treatment is associated with sustained increases in blood pressure in some people. It is recommended that people who are being treated with Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet should have regular monitoring of blood pressure. For such people, either dose reduction or discontinuation should be considered.

Q. Can Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet cause constipation?

Yes. Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet is known to cause constipation in some patients. Take a fiber-rich diet and drink plenty of water. You may consider taking laxatives as well. Your doctor will suggest ways to prevent or manage it. Please consult your doctor if it does not resolve or gets worse.

Q. Can Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet cause weight loss?

Yes. Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet is known to cause weight loss in some patients. In research studies, a dose-dependent weight loss was noted in patients treated with Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet for several weeks. Please consult your doctor if it bothers you.

Q. Can Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet cause addiction?

No. Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet does not have habit-forming potential.

Q. Can I take Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet 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 gabapentin be given along with Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet?

Yes. Gabapentin can be given with Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet 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. What is the difference between Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet and desvenlafaxine?

Desvenlafaxine is an active metabolite of Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet. It is the same medication in an active form.

Q. Can fibromyalgia be treated with Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet?

Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet is not approved for the treatment of fibromyalgia. Some research studies have shown promising results of Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet in the treatment of fibromyalgia. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.

Q. Can nerve pain be treated with Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet?

Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet 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. Why does Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet cause loss of appetite?

Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet 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. What are good alternatives to Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet, 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 Ventab XL 37.5 Tablet by yourself it can lead to increased adverse effects.

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