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Venlor Xr 75mg Capsule

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Medical Description

Venlor XR capsule is a prescription medicine mainly used to treat major depressive disorders. It is composed of a single active ingredient, Venlafaxine. It is an antidepressant medicine. It increases ...
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ContainsVenlafaxine(75.0 Mg)
UsesMajor depressive disorder
Side effectsDizziness, Nausea, Vomiting, Anorexia, Drowsiness, Blurred vision, Headache, Fatigue, Balance-problems, Slight tremor, Anxiety, Changes in blood pressure, Confusion, Agitation, Sleep disturbances, Mental status changes, Changes in heart rate, Delirium, Seizures, Loss of consciousness
ClassificationANTI-DEPRESSANT
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Uses of Venlor Xr 75 MG

  • As per CDSCO, Venlor XR capsules are used to manage the symptoms of major depressive disorder.

Contraindications of Venlor Xr 75 MG

If you are allergic to any components of Venlor XR capsules. If you are using other antidepressant medications. If you have bipolar disorder (sudden mood changes), this medicine can increase agitati...
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Side effects of Venlor Xr 75 MG

  • Loss of appetite
  • Constipation
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Inability to stay still
  • Sweating
  • Weakness or tiredness
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Suicidal thoughts

Precautions and Warnings of Venlor Xr 75 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take a Venlor XR capsule during pregnancy?
A:
No. Do not take a Venlor XR capsule if you are pregnant. It can be unsafe to use in pregnancy. Even though there are limited studies, some studies have shown harmful effects on developing foetuses in early pregnancy. This medicine has also been linked with many congenital disabilities in babies, including heart defects, defects of the brain and spine, cleft lip, cleft palate, etc. Consult your doctor if you want to take Ventor XR capsules during pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take a Venlor XR capsule while breastfeeding?
A:
No. This medicine can be unsafe during breastfeeding as it may pass into the baby through the mother's milk. Discuss the benefits and risks of this medicine with your doctor if you want to use it while breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken a Venlor XR capsule?
A:
Driving is not advisable after taking a Venlor XR capsule. It can cause side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, and blurred vision that can affect your ability to drive.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with a Venlor XR capsule?
A:
No. You cannot consume alcohol with a Venlor XR capsule. Alcohol can interfere with the functioning of the medication and cause exaggerated side effects.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are over 65 years; the dose of this medicine should be carefully monitored to prevent serious side effects.
  • You are on medication for blood pressure; consult your doctor to prevent unwanted effects.
  • You suddenly stopped taking Venlor XR capsules; this can cause withdrawal symptoms like tremors, excessive sweating, vomiting, irritation, etc.
  • You experience changes in sexual functioning; this medicine may lower your sexual desire and cause sexual dysfunction.
  • You had a heart attack recently.
  • You have a serious kidney or liver disease.
  • You have a surgical or dental procedure planned.
  • You are using Ayurvedic or herbal medicines or supplements; talk to your doctor first to avoid any interactions as some of them can cause serious side effects.

Mode of Action of Venlor Xr 75 MG

How Does It Work?

Venlor XR capsules contain one active ingredient, Venlafaxine. It is an antidepressant medicine. It works by blocking specific receptors and reducing the reuptake of chemical substances serotonin, dop...
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Directions for Use of Venlor Xr 75 MG

  • Take the Venlor XR capsule exactly in the prescribed dose and the duration.
  • Do not increase the medicine dose, even if you cannot feel its effects.
  • Have the capsule whole with a glass of water; do not break or chew it.
  • Venlor XR capsules can be taken with or without food.
  • Do not use the medicine if its packaging is open or damaged.
  • Do not suddenly stop taking this medication, as this can cause adverse effects.
  • Do not take it with other medicines without informing your doctor.

Interactions of Venlor Xr 75 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Do not take this medicine if you are taking other antidepressants like linezolid, methylene blue, etc. Mixing medicines can cause severe and sometimes fatal reactions.
  • If you use blood thinners and antiplatelet medicines, Venlor XR capsules can increase the risk of bleeding or bruising.
  • Do not take Venlor XR capsules if you are using opioid pain relievers, cough medicine, sleeping pills or antihistamines (allergy medicine) like cetirizine, as it can cause excessive drowsiness.
  • Having Venlor XR capsules along with herbal medicines that increase serotonin levels like St John’s wort plant extracts or antidepressants like fluoxetine can cause serotonin toxicity in the body. Thi...
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Interactions with food items

  • Venlor XR capsules do not have any known interactions with food. It is possible to take this medicine before or after consuming food.

Storage and disposal of Venlor Xr 75 MG

Store Venlor XR capsules in a dry place at room temperature. Protect the medicine from wet surfaces, direct sunlight, and humid conditions. Do not use the medicine if its packaging is open or damag...
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Dosage of Venlor Xr 75 MG

Overdose

  • A Venlor XR capsule overdose can cause dizziness, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, drowsiness, slight tremors, anxiety, changes in blood pressure, confusion, agitation, and sleep disturbances. Large overdo...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it's already time for your next dose, then skip the missed one and take the current dose on schedule. Do not take a...
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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: Is Venlor XR capsule a habit-forming medicine?

A: When used in prescribed doses, Venlor XR capsule is not a habit-forming medicine. However, do not change the dose or stop it suddenly without notifying your doctor, as this can cause side effects and worsen your condition.

Q: How much dosage of Venlor XR capsule, and how long should I take this medicine to see the effects?

  • Dose and duration of Venlor XR capsules for visible results in managing depression is not clinically established. It varies from person to person. Do not change the dose on your own, even if you do no...
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Product Details
Brand
VENLOR XR
Expires on or After
27/02/2023
Last Updated on: 11 Feb 2022 | 11:10 AM (IST)
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