- Citalopram Hydrobromide
- Fluoxetine Hcl
- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Valdoxan* used for?
Generic for Valdoxan* (Agomelatine) is prescribed for the treatment of major episodes of depression in adults. This medicine is also used to help prevent the relapse of depression. The common symptoms of depression can include sadness, loss of interest in social activities, anxiety, sleep problems and changes in appetite and weight. Generic for Valdoxan* helps regulate the disturbances in sleep and appetite patterns caused by depression. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Generic for Valdoxan* works by acting on melatonin and serotonin receptors in the brain. Also, by increasing certain natural chemicals, dopamine and noradrenaline, in the brain, Generic for Valdoxan* helps improve mood and other symptoms of depression. Generic for Valdoxan* belongs to a class of medicines called antidepressants.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Valdoxan*?
The dosage of Generic for Valdoxan* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Generic for Valdoxan* can be taken either with or without food.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Valdoxan*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Valdoxan* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses to catch up for the missed dose.
What if you overdose on Generic for Valdoxan*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Valdoxan*, seek medical attention immediately. Overdose symptoms of Generic for Valdoxan* may include dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue and anxiety.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Valdoxan*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Valdoxan*.
Generic for Valdoxan* can interact with the following types of medicines: estrogens, certain antibiotics and antidepressants.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications (over-the-counter products) and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, which may increase the effect of Generic for Valdoxan*, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Valdoxan*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Valdoxan* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Valdoxan* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Valdoxan* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Valdoxan* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Valdoxan* can cause side effects such as dizziness, headache, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, insomnia, back pain, fatigue and increased sweating. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Valdoxan*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Valdoxan*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Valdoxan* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Valdoxan*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Valdoxan*?
How will Generic for Valdoxan* work in my body?
How should Generic for Valdoxan* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Valdoxan* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Valdoxan* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.
Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Generic for Valdoxan*. This medicine is not recommended for children and adolescents under 18 years of age.