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