- Citalopram Hydrobromide
- Fluoxetine Hcl
What is Venlafaxine used for?
Venlafaxine is an antidepressant medication prescribed for the treatment of major depressive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive–compulsive disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder. It works by restoring the balance of serotonin in the brain. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Venlafaxine?
The dosage of Venlafaxine prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Venlafaxine with a full glass of water. It should be taken with food.
What if you miss a dose of Venlafaxine?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Venlafaxine 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 unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Venlafaxine?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Venlafaxine, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Venlafaxine?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Venlafaxine.
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 medicines that may increase the effect of Venlafaxine, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Venlafaxine can interact with other antidepressants and MAO inhibitors.
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 Venlafaxine?
Like other medicines, Venlafaxine can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Venlafaxine 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 Venlafaxine cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Venlafaxine develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Venlafaxine can cause side effects such as dizziness, loss of appetite, headache, nausea, weakness, dry mouth, trouble sleeping, constipation, weight loss, blurred vision, tiredness, and nervousness. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Venlafaxine.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Venlafaxine?
Is it possible for me to take Venlafaxine with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Venlafaxine?
What are the possible drug interactions of Venlafaxine?
How will Venlafaxine work in my body?
How should Venlafaxine be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Venlafaxine 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 Venlafaxine is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.