Zyven OD 25 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Zyven Tablet

Zyven OD 25 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of depression.

Zyven Tablet side effects

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

How to use Zyven 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. Zyven OD 25 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Zyven Tablet works

Zyven OD 25 mg Tablet works by increasing the levels of chemical messengers (serotonin and noradrenaline), natural substances in the brain that help maintain mental balance.

Zyven Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Zyven OD 25 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Zyven OD 25 mg 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Zyven OD 25 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Zyven OD 25 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Zyven OD 25 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zyven OD 25 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Zyven OD 25 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zyven OD 25 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Zyven Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Zyven OD 25 mg 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.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • You may have to wait for 2 to 4 weeks to get the full effect.
  • If your doctor asks you to stop Zyven OD 25 mg Tablet, 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Zyven 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 Zyven

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Sir, I am taking zyven of plus 50 mg for 5 months on my doctor advice .I Stopping this medicine for 2 days I have feeling some problems like sleepiness headache what can I do .
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Based on your clinical history, your doctor plans the type of medicine and it's dose and duration. For first episode of anxiety/ depression/ panic, the usual maintenance phase is 6 months of asymptomatic period, after which medicines can be gradually tapered. But treatment may need to continue longer depending on severity and frequency of episodes. To take any decision to change medication or stop them, several factors have to be taken in account for which regular follow up with your psychiatrist is important. For second opinion, seek a proper consultation with another psychiatrist and take along your previous prescriptions.
I have been taking anti-depressant and anti anxiety since January as follows: Morning: a) Prodep 20 - 1 capsule b) Xet 0.25 - 1 tablet Night: a) Petril 0.25 - 1 tablet b) Xet 0.25 - 1 tablet c) Zyven OD 50 - 1 tablet Sir, its been since January I made relation with my wife. Unfortunately, I am loosing interest and don't have sexual desire at all. My wife is here with me in Dubai. We are planning for kid, however, I am not able to ejaculate for a very long time during sex. Its affecting the personal life alot. And because I dont ejaculate for a long time, I tend to loose erection as well which is embarrassing. Kindly advise what to do. I am in Dubai and cannot come to India untill May 2017. With my wife having PCOD and trouble conceiving child, this problem is adding on to our existing problems. Even in masturbation, I ejaculate after a very long time which makes me tired and uneasy. Please advice. Thanks, PATIENT I have been taking anti-depressant and anti anxiety since January as follows: Morning: a) Prodep 20 - 1 capsule b) Xet 0.25 - 1 tablet Night: a) Petril 0.25 - 1 tablet b) Xet 0.25 - 1 tablet c) Zyven OD 50 - 1 tablet Sir, its been since January I made relation with my wife. Unfortunately, I am loosing interest and don't have sexual desire at all. My wife is here with me in Dubai. We are planning for kid, however, I am not able to ejaculate for a very long time during sex. Its affecting the personal life alot. And because I dont ejaculate for a long time, I tend to loose erection as well which is embarrassing. Kindly advise what to do. I am in Dubai and cannot come to India untill May 2017. With my wife having PCOD and trouble conceiving child, this problem is adding on to our existing problems. Even in masturbation, I ejaculate after a very long time which makes me tired and uneasy. Please advice. Thanks, PATIENT
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Infertility
This is a side effect of the tablets you are takingSo go and consult your doctor to change the tablets
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FAQs

Q. Is Zyven a narcotic?
No. Zyven 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 Zyven ER or Zyven succinate?
Zyven ER or 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. How to wean Zyven?
Weaning of Zyven can be done by a gradual reduction in the dose rather than abrupt cessation is recommended whenever possible. Abrupt cessation of the therapy leads to a lot of adverse effects.
Q. How is Zyven different from venlafaxine?
Zyven is an active metabolite of venlafaxine. It is the same medication in an active form.
Q. How is Zyven works?
Zyven is a potent and selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI). Zyven is thought to be related to the potentiation of the neurotransmitters in the central nervous system.
Q. When to take Zyven?
Take Zyven exactly as advised by your doctor. Take Zyven at about the same time each day with or without food. Swallow Zyven tablets in whole, with fluid. Do not crush, cut, chew, or dissolve the tablets because the tablets may be time-released.
Q. Can Zyven be switched to sertraline?
Yes. It can be switched but discontinuation symptoms are common while changing the therapy. So, tapering of the antidepressant may be necessary to minimise discontinuation symptoms. The switch over of the therapy from Zyven should be done by the doctor. Do inform your doctor about all your present medications before starting the therapy.
Q. Are there any alternatives to Zyven?
Yes. There are many alternatives to Zyven. You should use the alternative under the guidance of your doctor.
Q. Is Zyven good medication for anxiety?
Zyven can be taken in anxiety and panic disorders. It is also used for the treatment of depression.
Q. Does Zyven cause sedation?
Yes. Zyven is known to cause sedation. Do not take this medication with other sleep inducing drugs it may lead to excess sleepiness, drowsiness, decreased concentration and difficulty in work. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.
Q. Does Zyven be used to treat menopausal vasomotor symptoms?
Zyven is approved for treatment of depression but few types of research have shown the efficacy of desvenlafaxine in the treatment of hot flashes.
Q. Can Zyven be used in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
Zyven is not approved for the treatment of IBS. It is approved for treatment of depression but few types of research have shown the efficacy of desvenlafaxine in the treatment of IBS.
Q. Can I use Zyven for depression?
Yes. Zyven is a medication approved for the treatment of depression. Do not start Zyven by yourself. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.
Q. Can I use Zyven for a migraine?
No. Zyven is approved for treatment of a migraine. It is used in the treatment of depression.
Q. Can hot flashes be treated with Zyven?
Zyven is not approved for treatment of depression but few types of research have shown the efficacy of desvenlafaxine in the treatment of hot flashes.
Q. Can I use Zyven for social anxiety?
Zyven is approved for treatment of depression but few types of research have shown the efficacy of desvenlafaxine in the treatment of social anxiety.
Q. Can neuropathic pain be treated with Zyven?
Zyven is not approved for treatment of neuropathic pain. It is an antidepressant. It is used off-label for treatment of neuropathic pain.
Q. Which medication is best, Zyven or escitalopram?
Both are antidepressant medication and the therapy is decided by the type of patient, however, some studies show escitalopram is almost similar to Zyven.
Q. Can I take tramadol along with Zyven?
No. Tramadol should be absolutely avoided with Zyven. They both cause an increase in the levels of serotonin in the body increasing the chances of potentially life-threatening serotonin syndrome.
Q. Can venlafaxine be switched to Zyven 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 Zyven and it should be tapered slowly and then stopped.
Q. What should I avoid while taking Zyven?
You should avoid taking any other antidepressants medications, medicines to treat migraine headaches known as triptans,medicines used to treat mood, anxiety, psychotic, or thought disorders, including tricyclics, lithium, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), antipsychotic drugs, or other dopamine antagonists, such as metoclopramide.
Q. How long should I continue taking Zyven?
Zyven is an antidepressant medication. These medications are to be taken for a long duration of months or year. The exact duration of treatment is decided by the improvement of the symptom.
Q. Will Zyven affect my sex drive?
There are few cases reports to suggest that it effect sex drive but not all patients suffer from that.

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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 1st Dec 2017.
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