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Venlafaxine

Venlafaxine Information

Venlafaxine Benefits & Uses

Venlafaxine is used to treat the following -

Venlafaxine Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Venlafaxine

Venlafaxine

Venlafaxine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Venlafaxine is used -

  1. Nausea or vomiting
  2. Dizziness Mild
  3. Insomnia Mild
  4. Anxiety Mild
  5. Constipation Moderate
  6. Ejaculation disorder
  7. Blurred vision
  8. Confusion
  9. Weight Loss
  10. Tremor
  11. Agitation
  12. Flatulence Mild
  13. Rash
  14. Chills
  15. Infection
  16. Paresthesia

Venlafaxine Related Warnings

Is the use of Venlafaxine safe for pregnant women?

Venlafaxine may cause moderate side effects during pregnancy. If you feel its harmful effects, then stop taking this drug immediately, and do not take Venlafaxine again without your doctor's advice.

Moderate

Is the use of Venlafaxine safe during breastfeeding?

Taking Venlafaxine may lead to serious side effects if you are breastfeeding. Venlafaxine should not be taken by breastfeeding women unless prescribed by the doctor.

Severe

What is the effect of Venlafaxine on the Kidneys?

Very few cases of side effects of Venlafaxine on kidney have been reported.

Mild

What is the effect of Venlafaxine on the Liver?

Venlafaxine is rarely harmful for the liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Venlafaxine on the Heart?

Very few cases of side effects of Venlafaxine on the heart have been reported.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Venlafaxine with Other Drugs

Venlafaxine should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Paracetamol,Chlorpheniramine,Dextromethorphan

    Pseudoephedrine

    Phenylephrine

    Haloperidol

    Ketoconazole

    Warfarin

    Venlafaxine Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Venlafaxine unless your doctor advises you to do so -

    1. Bipolar Disorder
    2. Suicidal Tendency
    3. Heart Disease
    4. Liver Disease
    5. Kidney Disease
    6. Calcium Deficiency
    7. Potassium Deficiency
    8. Hypercalcemia

    Frequently asked Questions about Venlafaxine

    Is this Venlafaxine habit forming or addictive?

    Forming a habit of Venlafaxine has not been reported.

    No

    Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

    After taking Venlafaxine, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Venlafaxine can make you drowsy.

    Dangerous

    Is it safe?

    Venlafaxine should be used only after doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

    Is it able to treat mental disorders?

    Venlafaxine has been seen to have positive effect on patients with mental disorders.

    Yes

    Venlafaxine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    Interaction between Food and Venlafaxine

    Taking Venlafaxine with food does not cause any problems.

    Safe

    Interaction between Alcohol and Venlafaxine

    Taking alcohol with Venlafaxine can be dangerous.

    Severe
    This medicine data has been created by -
    Dr. Md Saadullah
    M.Pharma, Pharmacy
    3 Years of Experience
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    Dr. Vikas Chauhan
    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    2 Years of Experience
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    References

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