Dalium

Abbott

Composition for Dalium Products

Dalium Products are primarily used for

About Dalium Products

Uses of Dalium Products

Venlafaxine is used in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorder.

Dalium Products side effects

Common

Side Effects of Dalium are Nausea, Vomiting, Dizziness, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Decreased appetite, Anxiety, Constipation, Increased sweating, Sexual dysfunction.

How Dalium Products work

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

In Depth Information for Dalium Products

Expert advice for Dalium Products

  • Dalium 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 Dalium 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 Dalium as it may cause excessive drowsiness and increase the risk of liver damage.
  • It may cause an increase in blood pressure, especially during the first month of treatment. Monitor your blood pressure regularly.
  • 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.

Patient Concerns about Dalium Products

Frequently asked questions about Dalium Products

Frequently asked questions about Venlafaxine

Q. Is Dalium a mood stabiliser?
No. Dalium is not approved as a mood stabiliser. It is used in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorder.
Q. Can Dalium cause sedation?
Yes. Dalium can cause sedation. You should inform your doctor if you are taking any other sleep inducing medicines before starting Dalium.
Q. Can I use Dalium as a painkiller?
No. Dalium is not a pain killer. It is used in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorder.
Q. Is Dalium a psychotropic drug?
Yes. Dalium is a psychotropic drug. Any medication capable of affecting the mind, emotions, and behaviour are called psychotropic drugs.
Q. Can I take Dalium twice a day?
Yes. The dosage schedule should be decided by the doctor depending on the type of disorder.
Q. Is Dalium a narcotic?
No. Dalium is not a narcotic drug. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine.
Q. Can I take vitamin B complex along with Dalium?
Yes. Dalium can be taken with B complex vitamins. There are no known major interactions between these medications.
Q. Can I take Dalium with my Hepatitis B vaccination?
Yes. Dalium can be taken with hepatitis B vaccination. There are no known major interactions between these two medications. Consult your doctor before starting any medication or therapy while taking Dalium.
Q. Can I take Dalium with my Hepatitis C vaccination?
There are no known brands of hepatitis C vaccines in India. Consult your doctor before starting any medication or therapy while taking Dalium
Q. What is the Cmax of Dalium?
After taking immediate-release Dalium tablets, the peak plasma concentrations of Dalium is seen in 2 hours.
Q. Can Dalium get high?
No. Dalium is not known to cause high.
Q. Can Dalium cause weight gain?
No. Studies have shown Dalium causes weight loss when taken for several weeks.
Q. What is the half-life of Dalium?
The plasma half-life of Dalium is 5±2 hours.
Q. What is the difference between Dalium ER and XR?
Both are same medication. Dalium 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 Dalium?
No. There can be a serious side effect when mirtazapine is taken with Dalium. 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 Dalium with citalopram?
No. Citalopram and Dalium 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. Can I take Dalium with sertraline?
No. Sertraline can not be taken with Dalium as it increases serotonin levels. 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 Dalium with duloxetine?
No. Duloxetine can not be taken with Dalium as it causes a serious increase in serotonin levels. This can lead to a potentially life-threatening condition called as serotonin syndrome.
Q. What is the relation between Dalium and p-glycoprotein?
P-glycoprotein is responsible for the expulsion of Dalium from the brain. Some studies have shown that Dalium and its metabolite inhibit the p-glycoprotein.
Q. Where is Dalium absorbed?
Dalium is absorbed from the intestine after being metabolised by the liver.
Q. When does Dalium expire?
The expiry date of Dalium is given on the tablet strip and provided by the manufacturer.
Q. When does Dalium produce the effect?
It takes time for Dalium to work and it depends from person to person.
Q. When should I take Dalium?
Dalium is a medication to treat generalised depressive disorder or depression. Consult your doctor before taking this medication.
Q. Which is the best time to take Dalium?
It depends on the type of tablet. If it is Dalium XR then it can be taken once daily else the daily dosage is divided into 2-3 times.
Q. Can Dalium cause high blood pressure?
Dalium treatment is associated with sustained increases in blood pressure in some patients. It is recommended that patients receiving Dalium should have regular monitoring of blood pressure. For patients who experience a sustained increase in blood pressure while receiving Dalium, either dose reduction or discontinuation should be considered.
Q. Can Dalium cause constipation?
Yes. Dalium is known to cause constipation in some patients.
Q. Can Dalium cause sweating?
Yes. Dalium is known to increase sweating in some patients.
Q. Can Dalium cause weight loss?
Yes. Dalium is known to cause weight loss in some patients. In research studies, a dose-dependent weight loss was noted in patients treated with Dalium for several weeks.
Q. Can Dalium cause addiction?
No. Dalium does not have habit-forming potential.
Q. Can I take Dalium 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 I use phentermine with Dalium?
No. Phentermine can not be taken with Dalium as it increases serotonin levels. 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 gabapentin be given along with Dalium?
Yes. Gabapentin can be given with Dalium 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. Can I take tramadol along with Dalium?
No. Tramadol should be absolutely avoided with Dalium. They both cause an increase in the levels of serotonin in the body increasing the chances of potentially life-threatening serotonin syndrome.
Q. What is the difference between Dalium and desvenlafaxine?
Desvenlafaxine is an active metabolite of Dalium. It is the same medication in an active form.
Q. Can fibromyalgia be treated with Dalium?
Dalium is not approved for the treatment of fibromyalgia. Some research studies have shown promising results of Dalium in the treatment of fibromyalgia. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.
Q. Can I take citalopram in place of Dalium?
Both Citalopram and Dalium are anti-depressants but their action is different. Citalopram results in an increase in the serotonin levels but venlafaxine increases many other neurotransmitters apart from serotonin. Consult your doctor before changing the medication.
Q. Can depression be treated with Dalium?
Yes. Dalium is a medication for the treatment of depression.
Q. Can I use Dalium for anxiety disorder?
Yes. Dalium can be used for the treatment of anxiety disorder.
Q. Can I use Dalium for a tension headache?
No. Dalium is not approved for the treatment of a tension headache. It is used in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorder.
Q. Can nerve pain be treated with Dalium?
Dalium 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. Can I use Dalium for a migraine?
Dalium is not approved for treatment of a migraine but some researchers have proved its efficacy in the prophylaxis of a migraine. It is currently used off label for migraine.
Q. Can hot flashes be treated with Dalium?
Dalium is not approved for treatment of hot flashes. It is used in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorder.
Q. Which medication is best, Buspirone or Dalium?
Buspirone is an anxiolytic drug given for treatment of generalised anxiety disorder. Dalium is an antidepressant drug. Buspirone can be added to Dalium to augment the effect of Dalium. But this can lead to a potentially 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. Why does Dalium cause loss of appetite?
Dalium 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. Can Dalium be switched to desvenlafaxine 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 Dalium and it should be tapered slowly and then stopped.
Q. What are good alternatives to Dalium, 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 Dalium by yourself it can lead to increased adverse effects.
Q. Am I dizzy because I stopped taking Dalium?
Yes. Dizziness can be due to Dalium. Dalium therapy leads to increased blood pressure so abrupt stoppage can lead to decreased blood pressure and can cause dizziness.

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