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Voxidep 50 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Voxidep Tablet

Voxidep 50 Tablet is an antidepressant medicine. It is used in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and depression. It should be taken at night with or without food. This medicine should be taken strictly as advised by the doctor. Do not stop taking this medicine abruptly.

Voxidep Tablet side effects

Common
  • Low sexual desire
  • Delayed ejaculation
  • Vomiting
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Nausea
  • Weight gain
  • Drowsiness
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Stomach upset

How to use Voxidep 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. Voxidep 50 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Voxidep Tablet works

Voxidep 50 Tablet is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. It works by increasing the levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger in the brain. This improves mood and physical symptoms in depression and relieves symptoms of panic and obsessive disorders.

Voxidep Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Voxidep 50 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Voxidep 50 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.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Voxidep 50 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
SAFE
Voxidep 50 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Voxidep 50 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Voxidep 50 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Voxidep 50 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Voxidep 50 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Voxidep Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Voxidep 50 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.

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Expert Advice

  • It should be taken at night with or without food.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Voxidep 50 Tablet is very less.
  • Take caution while taking Voxidep 50 Tablet if you are using Benzodiazepines and MAO inhibitors previously.
  • Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how Voxidep 50 Tablet affects you.
  • Voxidep 50 Tablet is when taken in combination with other drugs, leads to Serotonin syndrome. Avoid serotonergic drugs like triptans, lithium, and tramadol.
  • 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 Voxidep with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Voxidep

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i am ocd patient i having taking tablet of jolivel 50 at night flumeg 60 at mrg how long it takes to cure
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over. It's a neurochemical disturbance in brain and worsens due to stressful environment. OCD is typically treated with medication, psychotherapy or a combination of the two. Treatment duration depends upon the intensity and frequency of episodes and may be needed throughout life.
OCD treatment. Taking ddpramine 50 mg per day.
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over. It's a neurochemical disturbance in brain and worsens due to stressful environment. OCD is typically treated with medication, psychotherapy or a combination of the two. Treatment duration depends upon the intensity and frequency of episodes and may be needed throughout life.
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FAQs

Q. Is Voxidep used for anxiety?

Yes, Voxidep is used to treat social anxiety disorder. It is anxiety related to interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life. Voxidep is also used for treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and panic attacks. In OCD, a person experiences bothersome thoughts that do not go away and the irresistible desire to perform certain actions over and over.

Q. Can Voxidep get you high?

There is no evidence that Voxidep causes dependence. But, it is possible that patients may experience withdrawal symptoms on sudden discontinuation of Voxidep. Usually, the withdrawal symptoms are mild and go away on their own within 2 weeks.

Q. Who should not take Voxidep?

You should not take Voxidep if you are allergic to it, if you are taking another medicine to treat depression called a Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor (MAOI), or if you have stopped taking an MAOI within the last 14 days. This is because taking both these medicines close in time together may cause serious and sometimes fatal reactions like high body temperature, convulsions, and even coma.

Q. Does Voxidep make you sleepy?

Yes, a common side effect of Voxidep is sleepiness. It may also affect your ability to think clearly, make decisions, or react quickly. Avoid driving or operating heavy machinery until and unless you know how Voxidep affects you.

Q. Does Voxidep have any serious health risks associated with it?

Yes, the use of Voxidep may cause serious health risks. These may include increased risks of suicidal thoughts and actions, mania, bleeding problems, convulsions, visual problems, and low sodium levels in the blood.

Q. How quickly does Voxidep work?

It takes long for Voxidep to start working. However, you may see an improvement in sleep, appetite, and energy levels within 1-2 weeks of starting Voxidep. While, conditions like depressed mood and lack of interest in activities may take about 6-8 weeks to improve.

Q. Can I stop Voxidep if I am better now?

Consult your doctor who will gradually reduce the dose before stopping it completely. This is done because sudden discontinuation of Voxidep may cause withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms include anxiety, irritability, high or low mood, feeling restless or changes in sleep habits, headache, sweating, nausea, dizziness, electric shock-like sensations, shaking, and confusion.

Q. Does Voxidep cause weight gain?

Voxidep may either cause weight gain or weight loss. The weight loss could be due to loss of appetite. However, the frequency of weight gain or loss is not known. As compared to other anti-depressants, there is no significant change in body weight with Voxidep in majority of people.

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