VENLAFAXINE - venlafaxine hydrochloride tablet 
Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc.

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Medication Guide

Venlafaxine Tablets, USP

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Read the Medication Guide that comes with venlafaxine tablets, USP before you start taking it

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, USP?

Venlafaxine tablets, USP and other antidepressant medicines may cause serious side effects,

including:

  1. Suicidal thoughts or actions:

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, USP 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, USP may:

 

8. Low salt (sodium) levels in the blood.

 

Elderly people may be at greater risk for this. Symptoms may include:

9.
Seizures or convulsions.
10.
Abnormal bleeding: Venlafaxine tablets, USP and other antidepressant medicines may increase your risk of bleeding or bruising, especially if you take the blood thinner  warfarin (Coumadin®, Jantoven®), a non-steroidal anti- inflammatory drug (NSAIDs,  like ibuprofen or naproxen), or aspirin.
11.
Elevated cholesterol.
12.
Lung disease and pneumonia: Venlafaxine tablets, USP may cause rare lung problems.

Symptoms include:

worsening shortness of breath
cough
chest discomfort
13.
Severe allergic reactions:
trouble breathing
swelling of the face, tongue, eyes or mouth
lash, itchy welts (hives) or blisters, alone or with fever or joint pain
14.
Visual problems
  1. eye pain
    changes in vision
    swelling or redness in or around the eye

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, USP without first talking to your healthcare provider. Stopping venlafaxine tablets, USP too quickly or changing from another antidepressant too quickly may cause serious symptoms including:

What is Venlafaxine tablets, USP?

Venlafaxine tablets, USP 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, USP treatment.

Who should not take venlafaxine tablets, USP?

Do not take venlafaxine tablets, USP if you:

 

weeks unless directed to do so by your physician.

 

People who take venlafaxine tablets, USP 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, USP? Ask if you are not sure.

Before starting venlafaxine tablets, USP, 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

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, USP at the same

time.

problems right after birth including:

Common possible side effects in people who take venlafaxine tablets, USP 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, USP?

Keep venlafaxine tablets, USP and all medicines out of the reach of children.

General information about venlafaxine tablets, USP

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide.

Do not use venlafaxine tablets, USP for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give

venlafaxine tablets, USP 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,

USP. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You may ask your

healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about venlafaxine tablets, USP that is written

for healthcare professionals.

For more information about venlafaxine tablets, USP call 1-866-901-3784.

What are the ingredients in venlafaxine tablets, USP?

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

antidepressants.

The brands listed are the registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Manufactured by:
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd.,India

Hinjwadi, Pune, India.s Ltd.,India

Manufactured for:
Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Eatontown, NJ 08837, USA

1.866.901.DRUG (3784)

Rev. 07/14

Revised: 07/2014
 
Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc.