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Duvanta 40mg Tablet

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Duvanta 40 MG Description

Duvanta Tablet is a prescription medicine used for treating depression, urinary incontinence, and neuropathic (nerve) pain related to diabetes. It is composed of Duloxetine as its main ingredient. It ...
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ContainsDuloxetine(40.0 Mg)
UsesAnxiety disorder, nerve pain, stress urinary incontinence
Side effectsDrowsiness, nausea, dizziness, constipation, loss of appetites, dry mouth, increased sweating, insomnia, low blood pressure, blurred vision, changes in sexual drive
ClassificationANTI-DEPRESSANT
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Uses of Duvanta 40 MG

  • According to CDSCO and USFDA, Duvanta can be used for the following conditions:
  • To treat major depressive disorders in adults only.
  • To manage moderate to severe stress urinary incontinence (lack of control over urination) in women.
  • To manage Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD).
  • To manage Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain (pain in diabetic patients due to nerve damage), Fibromyalgia (muscular pain), and Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain.

Contraindications of Duvanta 40 MG

  • Do not take Duvanta tablets or take with caution:
  • If you have uncontrolled hypertension.
  • If you are known to have allergic reactions to any ingredient of the Duvanta tablet.
  • If you have an eye condition known as narrow-angle glaucoma. This medicine can increase the fluid pressure inside the eye and worsen the eye condition.
  • If you are noticing self-harming or suicidal thoughts.
  • If you are already taking different antidepressants.
  • If you have a severe renal condition.
  • If you have any bleeding disorders.
  • If you have severe skin conditions.

Side effects of Duvanta 40 MG

  • Side effects of Duvanta tablets include:
  • Nausea
  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Drowsiness
  • Excessive sweating
  • Blurred vision
  • Burning sensation on soles and palms
  • Sexual problems such as erectile dysfunction, low sex desire, etc.
  • Suicidal thoughts

Precautions and Warnings of Duvanta 40 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Duvanta tablets during pregnancy?
A:
Duvanta is not recommended for pregnant women unless necessary and only if the doctor prescribes it. There is limited data on this medicine's safety during pregnancy; animal studies have shown adverse effects on the baby. Inform your doctor if you get pregnant while on treatment with the medication.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Duvanta tablets while breastfeeding?
A:
There is not much information on the safety of Duvanta medicine in breastfeeding women and babies. If you are currently nursing, consult your doctor before taking this medication to prevent any effects on the newborn baby.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken the Duvanta medicine?
A:
No, it can be unsafe to drive after taking Duvanta. It causes side effects like drowsiness, double vision, dizziness, slow reflexes and blurred vision. Also, it is not safe to operate heavy machinery after taking this medicine.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Duvanta medicine?
A:
It is not advisable to take a Duvanta tablet with alcohol. It exaggerates the effects of alcohol. It also causes nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, dizziness, fainting, diminished reflexes, and blurred vision.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are using any ayurvedic or herbal medicines and supplements that can interfere with this medicine and cause adverse effects.
  • You experience a change or drop in blood glucose levels with Duvanta medicine.
  • You are over the age of 65. You should monitor Duvanta tablet dose as the side effects are high due to slow metabolism.
  • You notice a frequent fluctuation in your blood pressure. Duvanta medicine can cause low pressure when you suddenly stand up (orthostatic hypotension).

Mode of Action of Duvanta 40 MG

How Does It Work?

Duvanta tablet contains Duloxetine as the main component. It is a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRIs), a type of antidepressant medicine. It works by raising the activity...
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Directions for Use of Duvanta 40 MG

  • Take Duvanta tablet precisely in the dosage and duration prescribed by the doctor.
  • Do not exceed the dose, even if you cannot feel its effects.
  • Do not break the Duvanta tablet or chew it and take it as a whole with a glass of water.
  • Do not use it with other medications without consulting your doctor.
  • Do not take this tablet if the package has been already opened.

Interactions of Duvanta 40 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Do not take other antidepressant medications like diazepam, linezolid, fluoxetine, etc., with Duvanta tablets without consulting your doctor. It can cause severe reactions such as increased heart rate...
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  • Inform your doctor if you are currently on blood thinners like aspirin, warfarin, etc. Using them with a Duvanta tablet can increase the risk of abnormal bleeding.
  • Duvanta tablets can interact with many other medications such as sertraline, lithium, and dextromethorphan. They can cause severe side effects like dizziness, drowsiness, etc.
  • Try not to take high doses of opioid pain relievers like tramadol or codeine with Duvanta medicine without confirming with your doctor; it can cause extreme drowsiness and other side effects.
  • Do not mix antibiotics like ciprofloxacin with Duvanta tablets; it increases the level of Duvanta in the blood and can cause serious side effects.

Interactions with food items

  • Some brain-stimulating drinks, including coffee, cola, energy drinks, etc., interfere with the effects of Duvanta medicine.
  • Avoid grapefruit and its juice, as it decreases the effects of the medicine.

Storage and disposal of Duvanta 40 MG

Try to store Duvanta tablets in dry conditions at room temperature. Keep Duvanta tablets away from children and pets. Moreover, keep them away from wet surfaces, direct sunlight, and humid conditions....
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Dosage of Duvanta 40 MG

Overdose

Overdose on Duvanta tablets can cause sleepiness, lightheadedness, nausea, vomiting, increased heart rate, seizures, fainting, low blood pressure, and loss of consciousness. If you overdose on Duvanta...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a single dose of the Duvanta tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If you recall missing a dose when it is almost the time to take the next dose, skip the missed dose and continu...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Vijay Y

MBBS, MD in Clinical Pharmacology

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I give Duvanta tablets to children below 18 years of age?

A: No, do not give it to children unless your doctor recommends it. Duvanta is not recommended for children below seven years of age. It tends to increase the risk of suicidal thoughts in children and adolescents, so the dose should be monitored.

Q: Would I be addicted to Duvanta medicine if I took it every day?

A: No, Duvanta is not a habit-forming medicine and does not cause addiction. But do not stop using the medicine suddenly without consulting your doctor, as it can cause withdrawal symptoms like muscle tremors, sweating, dizziness, etc.

Q: Should I take Duvanta tablets with food or without consuming food?

A: You can take a Duvanta with or without consuming a meal. But try to have it at the same time each day to maintain the stable levels of this medicine in the body.
Product Details
Brand
DUVANTA
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
29/06/2024
Last Updated on: 14 Mar 2022 | 10:03 AM (IST)

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