This medicine is an anti-depressant. This was first introduced by Wyeth in the year 1993. The life threatening or suicidal outcomes of this medicine are less compared to other medicines of the same class. It was one of the most commonly prescribed antidepressant medicine in the year 2007.
Composition of Venlor:
It is a white to off-white crystalline solid. It is structurally and pharmacologically related to the tricyclic antidepressants, SSRIs, MAOIs, or RIMAs. The medicine contains the salt Desvenlafaxine as active ingredients
Uses of Venlor:
This medicine is used to treat depression and also for the first non-hormonal based treatment of menopause. It is also used to treat anxiety, panic disorder and depressive disorder. Venlor can uplift the mood of the patient and help them feel better.
Side- Effects of Venlor:
Every medicine has a side effect. In general the side effects of the medicine are mild and usually disappear in time. However, if you have the following side effects please consult the doctor immediately.
- Tunnel vision
- Eye pain or swelling
- Halos around lights
- Easy bruising
- Unusual bleeding
- Chest tightness
- Fast heart rate
- High blood pressure
- Overactive reflexes
- Loss of coordination
- Decreased sex drive
- Difficulty having an orgasm
Contraindications of Venlor:
Do not take double doses of this medicine. If you miss one dose, take it when you remember it, but if it clashes with the next dose, skip the missed dose. This medicine can cause life threatening interaction if taken with an MAO inhibitor. It is important to make sure not to take this medicine within the span of 14 days of taking either of the medicine. Share the same with your doctor so that they can prescribe the medicine accordingly. If you have a history of liver disease, myocardial infarction, respiratory problems, seizures, or suicidal tendencies, then let your doctor know immediately. The medicine can interact with the following medicines, aspirin, dabigatran, fluoxetine and clopidogrel. It is vital to avoid drinking alcohol or any alcoholic beverages. Make sure to share the details of all the prescription, non- prescription or herbal products that you are using. This will help minimize the chances of drug interactions. Consult with your doctor before stopping this medicine. Do not suddenly stop using this medicine. Visit the doctor regularly so that they can monitor the improvement in you. Some patients have suicidal tendencies after using this medicine. The family of such patients needs to be alert at all times and be on the lookout for any mood swings in such patients.
Pregnancy and Venlor:
This medicine can lead to miscarriages and not prescribed to be used during pregnancy. It is important to discuss with the doctor the possible risks involved. Let the doctor know if you are pregnant before using this medicine. This medicine can pass into the breast milk and can affect the child. It is advisable not to breast feed while using this medicine.
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