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    Desvenlafaxine + Clonazepam

    Information about Desvenlafaxine + Clonazepam

    Desvenlafaxine + clonazepam uses

    Desvenlafaxine+Clonazepam is used in the treatment of depression.

    How desvenlafaxine + clonazepam works

    This is a combination of two medicines: Desvenlafaxine and Clonazepam. Desvenlafaxine is a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) which works by increasing the levels of chemical messengers (serotonin and noradrenaline), natural substances in the brain that help maintain mental balance. Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine. It works by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

    Common side effects of desvenlafaxine + clonazepam

    Nausea, Constipation, Confusion, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Memory impairment, Headache, Ejaculation disorder, Tiredness, Erectile dysfunction, Low sexual desire, Uncoordinated body movements, Depression
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    Frequently asked questions for Desvenlafaxine + Clonazepam

    Desvenlafaxine + Clonazepam

    Q. Are there any important warnings associated with the use of Desvenlafaxine+Clonazepam?

    During the first few months of treatment, Desvenlafaxine+Clonazepam may increase suicidal thoughts or actions in some patients. Patients having mood or behavioral disorder have a high risk of developing suicidal thoughts and actions. You should pay close attention and report your doctor of any such behavior or mood changes. Make sure that you visit the doctor for the scheduled follow-up appointments.

    Q. Can I stop taking Desvenlafaxine+Clonazepam when my symptoms are relieved?

    No, you should continue to take Desvenlafaxine+Clonazepam even if you feel well. If you stop Desvenlafaxine+Clonazepam suddenly, serious withdrawal symptoms may occur. Your doctor will probably decrease your dose gradually.

    Q. How to manage weight gain associated with the use of Desvenlafaxine+Clonazepam?

    There are reports that suggest association of weight gain with the use of Desvenlafaxine+Clonazepam. If you maintain good eating habits and exercise regularly, you might not gain any weight. An important point to remember is that it is easier to stop weight gain than losing increased weight.

    Q. Can the use of Desvenlafaxine+Clonazepam cause sleepiness?

    Yes, Desvenlafaxine+Clonazepam can make you feel sleepy. Avoid driving, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities until you know how this medicine affects you.

    Q. Can the use of Desvenlafaxine+Clonazepam affect my sex life?

    The use of Desvenlafaxine+Clonazepam can cause sexual side effects in both men and women. Most commonly caused problems are decreased sexual desire, erectile dysfunction (inability to develop or maintain the erection during the sexual activity) and inability to reach orgasm. It can also cause a decrease in satisfaction and cause discomfort while having sex. If you experience these problems, discuss with your doctor.

    Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Desvenlafaxine+Clonazepam?

    No, do not drink alcohol while you are taking Desvenlafaxine+Clonazepam. Drinking alcohol can increase the severity of drowsiness or sleepiness caused by Desvenlafaxine+Clonazepam.

    Q. How long does Desvenlafaxine+Clonazepam take to work?

    Everybody responds differently to the treatment. In general, it can take several weeks to feel the full benefits of Desvenlafaxine+Clonazepam, although some people may start to feel better sooner. When taking Desvenlafaxine+Clonazepam, it is important to give it time to work.

    Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Desvenlafaxine+Clonazepam?

    Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

    Content on this page was last updated on 18 February, 2020, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)