Desvenlafaxine Tablets come under the brand name “DESEEV ER 50” and belongs to a group of medications called ‘antidepressants’ used to treat a major depressive disorder (depression). Major depressive disorder, also known as clinical depression, is a mental health disorder characterised by a persistent and intense feeling of sadness for an extended duration of time.
Symptoms include sadness, loss of interest, appetite changes, sleep problems, restlessness, lack of energy, feeling worthless or guilty, thoughts of harming oneself, difficulty concentrating, making decisions, and thinking. Desvenlafaxine Tablets contains desvenlafaxine, which works by increasing the levels of certain chemical messengers (serotonin and norepinephrine) in the brain. This maintains mental balance and helps in regulating mood, and treats depression.
- Desvenlafaxine Tablets are used for the treatment of a major depressive disorder.
- It works by increasing the levels of certain chemical messengers (serotonin and norepinephrine) in the brain. This maintains mental balance and helps in regulating mood, and treats depression.
Directions For Use
- Swallow it as a whole with water.
- Do not chew, break or crush the tablet.
- The dose and duration of this tablet can vary depending on your condition and the severity of the infection.
- Keep it away from sunlight.
- Keep out of the reach of children.
- Store in a cool and dry place.
- Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption.
- This medicine may pass into breast milk. Consult your doctor before taking Desvenlafaxine Tablets your doctor will decide whether it can be taken by breastfeeding mothers or not.
- It belongs to pregnancy category C. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy, your doctor will prescribe only if the benefits outweigh the risks.
- It may interact with antipsychotic (aripiprazole, lurasidone, quetiapine), CNS stimulant (amphetamine/dextroamphetamine, phentermine, lisdexamfetamine), an antidepressant (amitriptyline, bupropion, duloxetine, escitalopram, sertraline, trazodone, venlafaxine), and so on.
- Loss of appetite
- Erectile dysfunction
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Can I stop taking this tablet if I feel well?
Do not discontinue it without consulting your doctor, as it could lead to withdrawal symptoms. To treat your condition effectually, continue taking this tablet for as long as prescribed. Do not be reluctant to speak with your doctor if you feel any difficulty while taking it.
Does this medicine affect sexual activities?
It may cause decreased sex-drive (libido), problems with ejaculation and orgasm. Consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this.
Can I take this medicine if I have high blood pressure?
Hypertension should be controlled before starting treatment with it. Therefore, consult your doctor if you have high blood pressure. Regular monitoring of blood pressure levels is advised while taking tablet.
Does this composition cause unusual bleeding?
It may increase the chances of bleeding and bruising. The risk increases when it is taken along with painkillers and blood thinners. Consult your doctor if you notice unusual bleeding or bruising.
Does this tablet cause serotonin syndrome?
When taken along with other medicines, it may cause rare but potentially life-threatening condition called serotonin syndrome. This condition can uses changes in how the brain, blood vessels, muscles and digestive system work. Avoid taking tablets along with MAOIs (used to treat depression), linezolid, intravenous methylene blue and other serotonergic agents.
Can I take it if I have glaucoma?
This tablet may dilate your pupils (widen the dark centres of your eyes). This can trigger a glaucoma attack. Before taking it, consult your doctor if you have glaucoma.
Does this medicine cause seizures
It may cause seizures. If you’ve ever had a seizure, tell your doctor before taking this medicine.