Venpower 100 MG Tablet

Manufactured byIpca Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.
Description

Venpower 100 MG Tablet is an effective medicine to treat depression. This medicine affects the level of certain chemicals in the brain that is unbalanced in people with depression.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Venpower 100 MG Tablet

  • Suicidal thinking and behaviour
  • Serotonin syndrome (agitation, hallucinations, seizures, nausea)
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Shaking of the hands or feet
  • Dizziness when getting up suddenly from a sitting position
  • Chills or cold sweats
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Decrease in libido
  • Difficulty in passing urine
  • Rapid weight gain/loss
  • Photosensitivity
  • Ringing or buzzing in the ears

Uses of Venpower 100 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Depression
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine is cumulative and takes 7-8 weeks to show in most cases.
  • Duration of effect
    The time duration for which this medicine remains effective is 20-25 days.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    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.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine should be used by pregnant women only when the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use by breastfeeding women. It is recommended to discontinue breastfeeding before starting the treatment with this medicine. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to desvenlafaxine 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.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

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

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use by breastfeeding women. It is recommended to discontinue breastfeeding before starting the treatment with this medicine. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Suicidal thinking and behaviour

Use of this medicine may cause suicidal thought and change the behavior of the user. This risk is increasingly high in young patients. It is recommended to screen the patient for such behavior before starting the treatment. Any change in behavior and thought process after taking this medicine should be reported to the doctor immediately.

Serotonin syndrome

Use of this medicine with other medicines to treat depression may cause nausea, agitation, seizures and hallucinations (symptoms of serotonin syndrome)

Neuroleptic malignant syndrome

Use of this medicine may cause Neuroleptic malignant syndrome characterized by high fever, muscle stiffness, extreme changes in blood pressure, excessive sweating and salivation. The use of this medicine should be stopped as soon as these side effects are experienced.

Hypertension

Use of this medicine is associated with a sharp increase in blood pressure levels. It is recommended to control hypertension using appropriate medicines before starting the treatment with desvenlafaxine.

Bleeding disorders

Use of this medicine may cause unusual bleeding and bruising and hence should be used with caution in patients suffering from bleeding disorders. Use of medicines that are known to cause gastrointestinal bleeding, (example: aspirin, paracetamol, ibuprofen etc), should be avoided while taking desvenlafaxine.

Glaucoma

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from angle closure glaucoma. The symptoms of this disease may worsen upon using desvenlafaxine and hence caution is advised.

Seizure disorder

Use of this medicine may cause seizures and hence should be used with caution in patients suffering from epilepsy.

Manic episodes

Use of this medicine may cause agitation and aggressive behavior in some patients. The patient should be screened for bipolar disorder before starting the treatment course with this medicine.

Heart disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from a heart or blood vessel disorder.

Hyponatremia

This medicine may decrease the sodium levels in the body and hence should be used with caution in patients taking diuretic medicines.

Bone fractures

Use of this medicine has been associated with an increase in the incidence of bone fractures. Report any incidence of bone pain to the doctor while taking desvenlafaxine.

Drowsiness and cognitive impairment

Use of this medicine has been associated with drowsiness and impairment of cognition. It is advised to refrain from driving vehicles or operating heavy machinery while taking this medicine.

Sexual dysfunction

Use of this medicine may cause sexual dysfunction. These dysfunctions may include a decrease in libido, erectile disorders, or unusual orgasm.

Withdrawal symptoms

Use of this medicine should not be discontinued abruptly. It is advised to gradually reduce the dose of this medicine.

Monoamine oxidase inhibitor drugs

This medicine should be used at least 14 days after stopping the use of MOAI drugs. Use of desvenlafaxine should stop at least 7 days before using the other medicine.

Pediatric use

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients aged below 18 years.

Use in elderly

This medicine should be used with caution in elderly patients as the risk of adverse effects is significantly high.

Missed Dose

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

Overdose

Contact a doctor immediately if an overdose with this medicine is suspected. Symptoms of an overdose may include agitation, hallucinations, convulsions, and nausea.
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 while using this medicine can cause an impairment in thinking and judgment. It may also cause dizziness, drowsiness, and lack of concentration.

Instructions

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 Medicine

Linezolid

Lithium

Sertraline

Warfarin

Aspirin

Methylene blue

Indinavir

Sumatriptan

Disease interactions

Kidney Disease

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

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

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.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions

Test for Phencyclidine (PCP) and amphetamine

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.
Take Venpower 100 MG Tablet as instructed by the doctor. Do not use in smaller or larger than the recommended dose. The dose is likely to change over time based on your response and hence adherence to the changes is a must. Do not stop the use of this medicine abruptly.
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
This medicine works by affecting the levels of serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain by preventing the reuptake and thus increasing their activity.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=9e3d0c09-a4b7-4735-835f-317ace43078d

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https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB06700

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https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a608022.html
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