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Venlor 150Mg Tablet Xr

Manufacturer: Cipla Ltd
Medicine composition: Venlafaxine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Venlor 150Mg Tablet Xr belongs to the group of drugs that go by the name of selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SSNRIs). This drug acts as an anti-depressant by controlling those unbalanced chemicals in the brain that cause depression. The drug is quite effective in the treatment of mental illnesses like panic disorder, anxiety and depressive disorder.

Patients with narrow- angle glaucoma are generally not prescribed Venlor 150Mg Tablet Xr. Those who are allergic to any component of the drug are also recommended not to use it. Individuals who are under the treatment of methylene blue injection are also not prescribed Venlor 150Mg Tablet Xr.

If you do suffer from the following health problems, discuss the benefits and drawbacks of taking the drug with your doctor before you start using it. They are-

There are individuals, especially youngsters who have suicidal thoughts when they first begin using Venlor 150Mg Tablet Xr. In this case their progress should be carefully monitored by their doctor.

Like most medicines Venlor 150Mg Tablet Xr also leads to some side effects such as asthenia, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, anorexia, loss of appetite, insomnia or problems with ejaculation in case of men. Some of these side effects are quite common and will go away after some time. Other side effects like chest pain, mood swings and irregular heartbeat are more serious and should be reported to your medical adviser.

Venlor 150Mg Tablet Xr should be taken exactly as it has been prescribed. Take this medicine at one particular time of the day with your meal. The tablet is not meant to be chewed or crushed. Make sure you swallow it whole. Don’t discontinue Venlor 150Mg Tablet Xr very suddenly as it can result in severe complications.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Psychiatrist before using this medicine.

This medicine is used to treat depression and symptoms associated with major depressive disorder.

Panic disorder

This medicine is used for the treatment of panic disorders characterized by an attack of sudden and unexpected extreme fear under normal circumstances.
This medicine is also used for the treatment of anxiety and excessive worrying associated with generalized anxiety disorder and social anxiety disorder.
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to venlafaxine or any other component present in the medicine.

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI)

This medicine is not recommended for use while a MAOI (Rasagiline/Selegiline/methylene blue etc.) is being consumed. This medicine should be consumed at least 14 days after stopping the use of MAOI medicines.
In addition to its intended effect, Venlor 150Mg Tablet Xr may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Suicidal thinking and behaviour

Major Rare

Serotonin syndrome (agitation, hallucinations, seizures, nausea)

Major Rare

Irregular heartbeat

Major Less Common

Shaking of the hands or feet

Moderate Less Common

Dizziness when getting up suddenly from a sitting position

Moderate Common

Chills or cold sweats

Major Rare

Blurred or double vision

Moderate Less Common

Nausea and Vomiting

Moderate Common

Dry mouth

Minor Less Common

Muscle and joint pain

Moderate Less Common

Decreased sexual urge

Moderate Common

Difficulty in passing urine

Moderate Less Common

Rapid weight gain/loss

Minor Less Common

Ringing or buzzing in the ears

Minor Rare

How long is the duration of effect?

The time duration for which this medicine remains effective is 20-25 days.

What is the onset of action?

The effect of this medicine is cumulative and takes 4-8 weeks to show in most cases.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

This medicine should be used by pregnant women only when the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Is it habit forming?

No habit forming tendencies were reported.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

This medicine is not recommended for use by breastfeeding women. It is advised to discontinue breastfeeding before starting the treatment with this medicine. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Venlor 150Mg Tablet Xr , and hence can be used as its substitute.
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Missed Dose instructions

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If the next scheduled dose is less than 4 hours away, then the missed dose should be skipped.

Overdose instructions

Contact a doctor immediately if an overdose with this medicine is suspected. Symptoms of an overdose may include agitation, hallucinations, convulsions, and nausea.

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Venlor 150Mg Tablet Xr is an anabolic as well as an androgenic steroid. It promotes the growth of tissues and promotes the production of proteins and red blood cells. ,
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

Interaction with Disease

Kidney Disease

Major
This medicine should be used with caution in patients with an impaired kidney functions. Suitable dose adjustments should be made based on the serum creatinine levels for moderate to severe impairment.

Glaucoma

Moderate
This medicine should be used with caution in patients having narrow-angle glaucoma. The symptoms of the disease might worsen if this medicine is used in such patients.

Hypertension

Moderate
This medicine may cause an increase in the blood pressure levels and hence should be used with caution in patients with hypertension. The blood pressure level should be constantly monitored before and during the course of treatment.

Interaction with Alcohol

Ethanol

Moderate
Avoid or limit the uptake of alcohol while using this medicine. It is advised to refrain from driving vehicles and operating heavy machinery while using this medicine.

Interaction with Lab Test

Test for Phencyclidine (PCP) and amphetamine

Minor
Report the use of this medicine to the doctor if you are taking a screening test for Phencyclidine (PCP) or amphetamine. Use of this medicine may interfere with the test results.

Interaction with Food

Food

Information not available.

Interaction with Medicine

Linezolid

Major
Report the use of either of the medicines to the doctor. There must be a sufficient time gap between the use of these medicines. Your doctor may determine the best course of treatment after assessing the condition.

Lithium

Major
Report the use of either of the medicines to the doctor. The risk of adverse effects is significantly high when these medicines are used together. Your doctor may determine the best course of treatment after assessing the condition.

Sertraline

Major
Report the use of either of the medicines to the doctor. The risk of adverse effects is significantly high when these medicines are used together. Your doctor may determine the best course of treatment after assessing the condition.

Warfarin

Moderate
Report the use of Warfarin or other anticoagulants to the doctor before receiving venlafaxine. The risk of adverse effects is significantly high in the elderly and patients with kidney or liver diseases. Your doctor may determine the best course of treatment after assessing the condition.

Aspirin

Moderate
Report the use of Aspirin or other NSAIDs to the doctor before receiving venlafaxine. The risk of adverse effects is significantly high in the elderly and patients with kidney or liver diseases. Your doctor may determine the best course of treatment after assessing the condition.

Methylene blue

Major
Report the use of either of the medicines to the doctor. There must be a sufficient time gap between the use of these medicines. Your doctor may determine the best course of treatment after assessing the condition.

Indinavir

Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may need a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring to safely use them together.

Sumatriptan

Major
Report the use of either of the medicines to the doctor. The risk of adverse effects is significantly high when these medicines are used together. Your doctor may determine the best course of treatment after accessing the condition.
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