Generic Name : DESVENLAFAXINE ABSTRACT – Desvenlafaxine is a Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor (SNRI) that is used to treat major...
Desvenlafaxine is a Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor (SNRI) that is used to treat major depressive disorders in adults. This drug works by altering chemical levels in the brain that have gone out of balance. It prevents serotonin as well as norepinephrine from being retaken into the system to reverse the imbalance of the chemical secretions that are taking place. It is sometimes also used to treat the vasomotor symptoms of menopause.
- Desvenlafaxine is to be taken as directed by the doctors. Do not stop taking this drug unless explicitly advised by the doctor.
- The oral tablet is to be consumed whole at the same time everyday with a whole glass of water.
- General Adult Dosage available:
Oral tablet – 50mg, once a day
SIDE EFFECTS –
- Decreased appetite
- Medicine shells in the stool
- Impotence or lack of sex drive
RARE SIDE EFFECTS:
- Easy bruising
- Blurry vision
- Difficulty in breathing
- Low levels of sodium
- Memory problems
DRUG INTERACTIONS –
Desvenlafaxine has major interactions with 87 different drugs.
MODERATE DRUG INTERACTIONS –
Desvenlafaxine has moderate interactions with 348 different drugs.
- Provide the doctor a detailed and accurate medical history prior to drug prescription. Notify especially in case of any heart condition, stroke, bipolar disorder, depression, liver / kidney diseases, glaucoma, seizures, blood clot disorders or low sodium levels within the body.
- Do not consume Desvenlafaxine in case of an allergy to this drug or to Effexor.
- Do not use this drug if MAO inhibitor has been consumed in the 14 days prior to drug consumption or in the 7 days after the planned date of consumption.
- Provide the doctor with a detailed drug history to avoid lethal interactions with the prescription drug.
- Taking this drug during pregnancy can cause fatal bleeding. Avoid using this drug while pregnant, or consult a doctor if the patient becomes pregnant while on drug course.
- Avoid using this drug while nursing. Consult a doctor regarding the same.
- Cooperate with blood pressure check-ups to guarantee safe blood pressure levels.
- While consuming certain forms of this drug, tablet shells can be seen in the stool and this should not be of any concern to the patient at all, as it is natural.
- Avoid alcohol while on drug course.
- Avoid NSAIDs and blood thinners while using this blood to avoid lethal interactions.
- In combination with certain drugs such as opioid medicines or other antidepressants, this drug can cause serotonin syndrome. Provide the doctor a proper drug history before mixing drugs.
- Certain antidepressants can lead to suicidal thoughts. While using this drug, the mental health of the patient should be checked frequently and healthily maintained.
- Keep out of reach of children. This drug is not recommended to any individual below the age of 18.
- In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.