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Desvenlafaxine tablets are used in the treatment of a major depressive disorder or depression. The extended-release tablets belong to the category of medicines called anti-depressants. Major depressive disorder or clinical depression is a mental health disorder associated with symptoms like persistent and consistent intense feelings of sadness for an extended period of time. The Desvenlafaxine extended-release tablet may take 2 to 4 weeks to work and show results. The range of symptoms of clinical depression includes thoughts of self-harm, feelings of worthless or guilt, appetite changes, loss of interest, difficulty concentrating, etc. 

Take Desvenlafaxine extended-release tablets as per the dosage and duration prescribed by your healthcare professional. Do not crush, chew, or break the extended-release tablets as it can cause the overdosage of medicine eventually leading to adverse side effects. It is advised to swallow the whole tablet with a glass of water. Some users may observe a few side effects such as nausea, dizziness, insomnia (sleep problems), constipation, sleepiness, loss of appetite, anxiety, and male sexual dysfunction disorders. Inform your doctor if you are allergic to Desvenlafaxine tablets or similar medicines. 

Medical Benefits of Desvenlafaxine Tablets 

The extended-release tablets are an Antidepressant drug, that contains the desvenlafaxine succinate that is used for the treatment of MDD. It works on the major depressive disorder that occurs in the human body. Desvenlafaxine is ideally used for treating depression. The drug is very effective in improving the mood, feeling, the energy level of an individual. The medicine works by elevating the levels of chemical messengers, serotonin, and norepinephrine in the brain. The drug restores the mental balance and helps in regulating the mood, thereby, treating depression. It is highly beneficial in the treatment of major depressive disorder or depression in adults. 

Directions for Use

Carefully read the instruction manual given along the extended-release tablets. Follow the dosage instructions given by your doctor and do not crush, chew, or break the tablets. It is advised to swallow the whole tablet with a glass of water. Crushing or chewing the tablets can lead to overdosage causing adverse side effects on health.

Side Effects of Desvenlafaxine Tablets

There are mild to moderate side effects of Desvenlafaxine Tablets that get resolved over time. The side effects may vary in all the users as they depend on the physiological condition and response to the treatment. Immediately inform your doctor in case your side effects persist or worsen with time. The range of side effects noticed on using the Desvenlafaxine Tablets are mentioned below:

  • Nausea
  • Dizziness, tiredness
  • Feeling sleepy or having difficulty sleeping
  • Increased sweating
  • Feeling shaky
  • Difficulty in passing urine
  • Weight gain or weight loss
  • Constipation, decreased appetite, dry mouth, diarrhea
  • Anxiety
  • Decreased sex drive, delayed ejaculation, problems in erection

Drug Interactions 

Desvenlafaxine Tablets may interact with other medicines when taken together. It can also interact with certain food items and health conditions. Do not take Desvenlafaxine Tablets with the following mentioned drugs.

  • Medicine used to treat anxiety such as Buspirone
  • Amphetamines such as dexamphetamine and lisdexamfetamine
  • Herbal medicine for depression, St. John’s Wort
  • Medicines that can affect blood clotting (such as aspirin or warfarin)
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (used for pain relief) Ex. paracetamol, ibuprofen, diclofenac
  • Medicines used to treat mood and anxiety (such as barbiturates (Ex. phenobarbital), benzodiazepines (Ex. diazepam, clonazepam, alprazolam))

Safety Precautions 

1. Avoid consuming alcohol with Desvenlafaxine Tablets as it may interact and cause negative side effects.

2. Do not take Desvenlafaxine Tablets without a doctor’s consultation if you are pregnant or breastfeeding your newborn.

3. Store the Desvenlafaxine Tablets in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight.

4. Monitor your blood pressure as Desvenlafaxine Tablets can increase blood pressure especially, in the first month of treatment.

5. Do not abruptly stop taking the medicine without consulting your doctor.






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