Q. Can Venla cause sedation?
Yes. Venla can cause sedation. You should inform your doctor if you are taking any other sleep inducing medicines before starting Venla.
Q. Is Venla a psychotropic drug?
Yes. Venla is a psychotropic drug. Any medication capable of affecting the mind, emotions, and behaviour are called psychotropic drugs.
No. Venla 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 Venla ER and XR?
Both are same medication. Venla 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 Venla?
No. There can be a serious side effect when mirtazapine is taken with Venla. 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 Venla with citalopram?
No. Citalopram and Venla 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. What is the relation between Venla and p-glycoprotein?
P-glycoprotein is responsible for the expulsion of Venla from the brain. Some studies have shown that Venla and its metabolite inhibit the p-glycoprotein.
Q. Where is Venla absorbed?
Venla is absorbed from the intestine after being metabolised by the liver.
Q. When should I take Venla?
Venla is a medication to treat generalised depressive disorder or depression. Consult your doctor before taking this medication.
Q. Can Venla cause high blood pressure?
Venla treatment is associated with sustained increases in blood pressure in some people. It is recommended that people who are being treated with Venla should have regular monitoring of blood pressure. For such people, either dose reduction or discontinuation should be considered.
Q. Can Venla cause constipation?
Yes. Venla is known to cause constipation in some patients. Take a fiber-rich diet and drink plenty of water. You may consider taking laxatives as well. Your doctor will suggest ways to prevent or manage it. Please consult your doctor if it does not resolve or gets worse.
Q. Can Venla cause weight loss?
Yes. Venla is known to cause weight loss in some patients. In research studies, a dose-dependent weight loss was noted in patients treated with Venla for several weeks. Please consult your doctor if it bothers you.
Q. Can Venla cause addiction?
No. Venla does not have habit-forming potential.
Q. Can I take Venla 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 gabapentin be given along with Venla?
Yes. Gabapentin can be given with Venla 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. What is the difference between Venla and desvenlafaxine?
Desvenlafaxine is an active metabolite of Venla. It is the same medication in an active form.
Q. Can fibromyalgia be treated with Venla?
Venla is not approved for the treatment of fibromyalgia. Some research studies have shown promising results of Venla in the treatment of fibromyalgia. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.
Q. Can nerve pain be treated with Venla?
Venla 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. Why does Venla cause loss of appetite?
Venla 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. What are good alternatives to Venla, 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 Venla by yourself it can lead to increased adverse effects.