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Vinsure 20 Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Vinsure 20 Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of depression. This medicine helps by increasing the level of chemical messengers in the brain that relax the nerves and have a calming effect on the brain.

Vinsure 20 Tablet should be taken with food. It is advised to take this medicine at a fixed time each day. You should never 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 sleeping) and diarrhea. It even causes dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus. Moreover, most of the side effects are immediate and often go away with time. Please consult your doctor if these bother you or do not go away.

Before taking Vinsure 20 Tablet, inform your doctor if you have any problems with your kidneys, heart, or liver problems 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 Vinsure Tablet

Side effects of Vinsure Tablet

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea

How to use Vinsure Tablet

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. Vinsure 20 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Vinsure Tablet works

Vinsure 20 Tablet works in depression by increasing the levels of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is one of the chemical messengers in the brain that helps in regulating mood.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Vinsure 20 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Vinsure 20 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
Vinsure 20 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Vinsure 20 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Vinsure 20 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Vinsure 20 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Vinsure 20 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Vinsure 20 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available for use of Vinsure 20 Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

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Quick Tips

  • Always take vilazodone along with food. 
  • Do not stop taking vilazodone, even if you feel better, without consulting your doctor.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you experience suicidal or violent thoughts, anxiety or panic attacks, unusual mood swings, restlessness, agitation, sleeping trouble, or unusually increased talking (manic attacks).
  • Consult a doctor if you experience confusion, decreased coordination, fainting, hallucinations (apparent perception of something not present), headache, memory problems, mental or mood changes, fits, sluggishness, trouble concentrating, or weakness, muscle stiffness or tightness
  • Tell your doctor if you have a history of suffering from low blood volume or blood pressure, low blood sodium levels, dehydration or you are on a low-salt (sodium) diet.
  • Tell your doctor if you or your family member has a history of bipolar disorder (manic-depression) or other mental or mood problems, alcohol or substance abuse, or if you drink alcohol.
  • Inform your doctor if you have liver or kidney problems, bleeding problems, increased eye pressure (glaucoma), or fits (seizures).
  • Do not drive or use any machinery after taking vilazodone as it may cause dizziness.
  • Do not consume alcohol when on treatment with vilazodone as it may worsen its side effects.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. 
  • Do not use if you are allergic to vilazodone or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not use if you are taking antidepressant medications like monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Vinsure with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Terfed, Tedin, Trexyl
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Diabinese
SERIOUS
Brand(s): No Gluco, Diabnil, D Con
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Diabic
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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I am suffering from depression from last six years and since I am taking antidepressants Please suggest me auyrvedic medicines for MDD I am extremely distressed seems my life is meaningless
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Take Smriti sagar ras 2 tablet twice, Brahm rasayan 1 spoon twice with water, Ashwgandharisht 20 ml twice+ sarastwarisht 20 ml twice after meal with water
Suggest anti depression tablet
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
Firstly Depression patient need to be diagnosed in the clinic and based on that appropriate medication are prescribed
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FAQs

Q. Is Vinsure a narcotic?

No, Vinsure is not a narcotic

Q. Does Vinsure help in anxiety?

Yes, Vinsure helps in relieving anxiety symptoms in patients with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).

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References
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Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
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