VENLAFAXINE - venlafaxine hydrochloride tablet
Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Venlafaxine Tablets, USP
(ven la fax een)
Read the Medication Guide that comes with venlafaxine tablets before you start taking them
and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This Medication Guide does not take the place of talking to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment. Talk with your healthcare provider if there is something you do not understand or want to learn more about.
What is the most important information I should know about venlafaxine tablets?
Venlafaxine tablets, USP and other antidepressant medicines may cause serious side effects,
Keep all follow-up visits with your healthcare provider and call between visits if you are worried about symptoms.
Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms, or call 911
if an emergency, especially if they are new, worse, or worry you:
Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms, or call 911 if an emergency. Venlafaxine tablets may be associated with these serious side effects:
2. Serotonin Syndrome
This condition can be life-threatening and may include:
3. Changes in blood pressure. Venlafaxine tablets may:
4. Enlarged pupils (mydriasis).
5. Anxiety and insomnia.
6. Changes in appetite or weight.
7. Manic/hypomanic episodes:
8. Low salt (sodium) levels in the blood.
Elderly people may be at greater risk for this. Symptoms may include:
Only some people are at risk for these problems. You may want to undergo an eye examination to see if you are at risk and receive preventative treatment if you are.
Do not stop venlafaxine tablets without first talking to your healthcare provider. Stopping venlafaxine tablets too quickly or changing from another antidepressant too quickly may cause serious symptoms including:
What is Venlafaxine tablets?
Venlafaxine tablets is a prescription medicine used to treat depression. It is important to
talk with your healthcare provider about the risks of treating depression and also the risks of not
treating it. You should discuss all treatment choices with your healthcare provider.
Talk to your healthcare provider if you do not think that your condition is getting better with
venlafaxine tablets treatment.
Who should not take venlafaxine tablets?
Do not take venlafaxine tablets if you:
directed to do so by your physician.
weeks unless directed to do so by your physician.
People who take venlafaxine tablets close in time to an MAOI may have serious or even life-threatening side effects. Get medical help right away if you have any of these symptoms:
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking venlafaxine tablets? Ask if you are not sure.
Before starting venlafaxine tablets tell your healthcare provider if you:
harm your unborn baby. Talk to your healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of
treating depression during pregnancy
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines that you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Venlafaxine tablets and some medicines may interact with each other, may not work as well, or may cause serious side effects.
Your healthcare provider or pharmacist can tell you if it is safe to take venlafaxine tablets
with your other medicines. Do not start or stop any medicine while taking venlafaxine tablets without talking to your healthcare provider first.
If you take venlafaxine tablets you should not take any other medicines that contain (venlafaxine) including: venlafaxine HCl.
How should I take venlafaxine tablets?
remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next
dose at the regular time. Do not take two doses of venlafaxine tablets at the same
control center right away, or get emergency treatment.
want to lower the dose of the initial antidepressant first to avoid side effects
What should I avoid while taking venlafaxine tablets?
Venlafaxine tablets can cause sleepiness or may affect your ability to make decisions, think clearly, or react quickly. You should not drive, operate heavy machinery, or do other dangerous activities until you know how venlafaxine tablets affects you. Do not drink alcohol while using venlafaxine tablets.
What are the possible side effects of venlafaxine tablets?
Venlafaxine tablets may cause serious side effects, including:
problems right after birth including:
Common possible side effects in people who take venlafaxine tablets include:
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of venlafaxine tablets. For more information, ask your
healthcare provider or pharmacist.
CALL YOUR DOCTOR FOR MEDICAL ADVICE ABOUT SIDE EFFECTS. YOU MAY REPORT SIDE EFFECTS TO THE FDA AT 1-800 FDA-1088.
How should I store venlafaxine tablets?
Keep venlafaxine tablets and all medicines out of the reach of children.
General information about venlafaxine tablets
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide.
Do not use venlafaxine tablets for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give
venlafaxine tablets to other people, even if they have the same condition. It may harm them.
This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about venlafaxine tablets. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You may ask your
healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about venlafaxine tablets that is written
for healthcare professionals.
For more information about venlafaxine tablets call 1-866-901-3784.
What are the ingredients in venlafaxine tablets?
Active ingredient: venlafaxine hydrochloride, USP
Inactive ingredients: croscarmellose sodium, FD & C yellow # 6 aluminium lake, hypromellose,
lactose monohydrate, polyethylene glycol, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose,
povidone and titanium dioxide
This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for all
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Hinjwadi, Pune, India
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Eatontown, NJ 08837, USA