Swenta 20 MG Tablet

Manufactured byTriton Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsDuloxetine
Description

Swenta 20 MG Tablet is an antidepressant which is used to treat the symptoms of depression and other pain disorders. It should be used with caution in adults and children due to the risk of the suicidal thoughts. This medicine is not recommended in patients with known history of allergy.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Swenta 20 MG Tablet

  • Nausea
  • Sleepiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Body pain
  • Joint pain
  • Abnormal ejaculation
  • Loose stools
  • Shaking of hands or feet
  • Heartburn

Uses of Swenta 20 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Major depressive disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 6 to 10 hours.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 24 hours.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Swenta 20 MG Tablet may increase the risk of liver injury if taken with alcohol. Avoid consumption of alcohol. Monitoring of liver enzymes is necessary. Any symptoms of abdominal pain, yellow discolouration of skin and eyes should be reported to the doctor.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is known to excreted through the breast milk. It is not recommended for breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. However, monitoring of side effects like drowsiness, weight gain is necessary.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to Swenta 20 MG Tablet.

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors

Swenta 20 MG Tablet is not recommended in the patients for at least 14 days after discontinuation of monoamine oxidase inhibitors.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is known to excreted through the breast milk. It is not recommended for breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. However, monitoring of side effects like drowsiness, weight gain is necessary.
General warnings

Suicidal thoughts

This medicine may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts in the children, adolescents and young adults with the major depressive disorder or other psychiatric disorder. Patient's caretakers should be educated about the symptoms of depression. Any symptoms of change in the behavior should be reported to the doctor.

Orthostatic Hypotension and fall

This medicine is known to cause orthostatic hypotension especially during the 1st week of the treatment. This effect can increase the risk of fall in the elderly population. Any symptoms of dizziness, unsteady walking should be reported to the doctor.

Abnormal bleeding

This medicine may increase the risk of bleeding especially in the patients receiving nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, aspirin, and warfarin. Monitoring of blood cells count should be performed. Any symptoms of abnormal bleeding should be reported to the doctor.

Low sodium levels

This medicine is known to lower the sodium levels in the body. This risk is more in the elderly population and in the patients receiving diuretics. Monitoring of sodium levels should be performed. Any symptoms of unsteadiness, headache, difficulty in concentration should be reported to the doctor.

Withdrawal symptoms

This medicine should not be discontinued abruptly. It may cause withdrawal symptoms like dizziness, sleep disturbances and anxiety. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.

Skin reactions

This medicine is known to cause rare but serious skin reactions like erythema multiforme and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. Discontinue the treatment and inform the doctor if symptoms like itching, peeling skin, rashes appear.

Impaired liver function

This medicine is known to cause an increase in the liver enzymes and severe liver injuries. Discontinue the treatment if any signs and symptoms like increased liver enzymes, abdominal pain appear.

Impaired kidney function

This medicine should be used with caution in the patients with mild to moderate kidney injury. It is not recommended in the patients with the severe kidney injury (CrCl less than 30 ml/min).

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose should be skipped.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Consumption of alcohol with Swenta 20 MG Tablet may increase the risk of liver injury.

Instructions

Swenta 20 MG Tablet may increase the risk of liver injury if taken with alcohol. Avoid consumption of alcohol. Monitoring of liver enzymes is necessary. Any symptoms of abdominal pain, yellow discolouration of skin and eyes should be reported to the doctor.
Interaction with Medicine

Ciprofloxacin

Aspirin

Diuretics

Dextromethorphan

Disease interactions

Diabetes

Swenta 20 MG Tablet should be used with caution in the patients with diabetes mellitus due to the alteration in the blood glucose levels. Monitoring of blood glucose levels is necessary. Any signs and symptoms like increased blood glucose levels, increased urination should be reported to the doctor.

Glaucoma

Swenta 20 MG Tablet should be used with caution in the patients with glaucoma due to the increase in the fluid pressure in the eye. Inform the doctor if you have any history of eye disorder. Suitable dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Swenta 20 MG Tablet as prescribed by the doctor. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. The treatment should be started at lower doses and increase the dose gradually based on the response. Do not stop taking this medicine without informing your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
It works by increasing the levels of certain chemical substances in the brain and thus helps in relieving the depressive symptoms.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors

Schedule

Schedule H

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