VENLAFAXINE- venlafaxine tablet 
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Medication Guide

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, 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 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:

increase your blood pressure. Control high blood pressure before starting treatment and monitor blood pressure regularly

4. Enlarged pupils (mydriasis).

5. Anxiety and insomnia.

6. Changes in appetite or weight.

children and adolescents should have height and weight monitored during treatment

7. Manic/hypomanic episodes:

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 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 may cause rare lung problems.

Symptoms include:

13. Severe allergic reactions:

14. Visual problems:

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:

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:

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.


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 antidepressants.

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

Manufactured by:

Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Hinjawadi, Pune, India

Manufactured for:

Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Eatontown, NJ 07724

1.866.901.DRUG (3784)

Rev. 10/16

Revised: 10/2016
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