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Ventab Xl 150mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

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Ventab Xl 150 MG Description

Ventab Xl tablet is a prescription medicine mainly used to treat major depressive disorders. It is composed of one active ingredient, Venlafaxine. It is a type of antidepressant medication. The Venta

b Xl tablets act by raising certain chemical messengers in the brain, which helps manage the symptoms of depression and elevates mood. Major depressive disorder is a type of mood disorder. It is commonly known as clinical depression. It causes intense feelings of sadness, loneliness, and loss of interest. Managing these symptoms and improving quality of life is the main use of Ventab Xl tablets. Do not stop taking Ventab Xl tablets without notifying your doctor, as it can cause withdrawal symptoms like sweating, shaking, dizziness, agitation, etc. The dosage of Ventab Xl medicine should be monitored because it can trigger a tendency to self-harm or suicidal thoughts when used for a long duration. It is better not to drink or drive after taking this medicine. It should not be used in children without consulting a doctor due to the increased risk of suicidal behaviour. Drowsiness, loss of appetite, sexual dysfunction, sudden mood changes, etc., are some of the side effects of Ventab Xl tablets. It is crucial to communicate with the doctor if any side effects persist for a long time.


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ContainsVenlafaxine(150.0 Mg)
UsesMajor depressive disorder
Side effectsBalance-problems, Slight tremor, Anxiety, Changes in blood pressure, Confusion, Agitation, Sleep disturbances, Mental status changes, Changes in heart rate, Delirium, Seizures, Loss of consciousness
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Uses of Ventab Xl 150 MG

  • As per CDSCO, Ventab Xl tablets are used to manage the symptoms of major depressive disorder.

Contraindications of Ventab Xl 150 MG

  • It is contraindicated in the following cases:
  • If you have a known allergy to any components of Ventab Xl tablets
  • If you are using other antidepressant medications
  • If you have bipolar disorder (sudden mood changes), this medicine can increase agitation and aggression
  • If you have angle-closure glaucoma (an eye disorder), this medicine can worsen the condition
  • If you have a known history of urinary tract problems, heart condition or bleeding disorder, the dose of this medicine should be carefully monitored
  • Ventab Xl tablets are not approved for usage in children under 18.

Side effects of Ventab Xl 150 MG

  • Side effects of Ventab Xl tablets include:
  • 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 Ventab Xl 150 MG



Can I take a Ventab Xl tablet during pregnancy?
No. Do not take a Ventab Xl tablet if you are pregnant. It can be unsafe to use in pregnant women. 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, brain and spine defects, cleft lip, cleft palate, etc. Consult your doctor if you want to take Ventor XR tablets during pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Can I take a Ventab Xl tablet while breastfeeding?
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.


Can I drive if I have taken a Ventab Xl tablet?
Driving is not advisable after taking a Ventab Xl tablet. It can cause side effects like drowsiness, dizziness and blurred vision that can affect your ability to drive.


Can I consume alcohol with a Ventab Xl tablet?
No. You cannot consume alcohol with a Ventab Xl tablet. 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 Ventab Xl medicine should be carefully monitored to prevent serious side effects.
  • You are using medication for blood pressure, consult your doctor to prevent unwanted effects.
  • You suddenly stopped taking Ventab Xl tablets; 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 severe 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 Ventab Xl 150 MG

How Does It Work?

Ventab Xl tablets contain one active ingredient, Venlafaxine. It is a type of antidepressant medicine. It works by blocking certain receptors and decreasing the reuptake of chemical substances seroton...
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Directions for Use of Ventab Xl 150 MG

  • Take the Ventab Xl tablet exactly in the prescribed dose and the duration.
  • Do not change the medicine dose, even if you cannot discern its effects.
  • Have the tablet whole with a glass of water; do not break or chew it.
  • Take Ventab Xl tablets 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 Ventab Xl 150 MG

Interactions with other medicines

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

  • Ventab Xl tablets do not have any known interactions with food. It is possible to take this medicine before or after consuming food.

Storage and disposal of Ventab Xl 150 MG

Store Ventab Xl tablets in a dry place at room temperature. Protect the medicine from wet surfaces, direct sunlight, and humid conditions. Keep Ventab Xl tablets out of the reach of pets and children....
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Dosage of Ventab Xl 150 MG


A Ventab Xl tablet overdose can cause dizziness, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, drowsiness, slight tremors, anxiety, changes in blood pressure, confusion, agitation and sleep disturbances. Large overdose...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a single dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is already time for the next dose of this tablet, then skip the missed one and continue with the curr...
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Dr. Vijay Y

MBBS, MD in Clinical Pharmacology

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Is Ventab Xl tablet a habit-forming medicine?

A: When used in prescribed doses, the Ventab Xl tablet 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 Ventab Xl tablet, and how long should I take this medicine to see the effects?

A: Dose and duration of Ventab Xl tablets for visible results in managing depression are not clinically established. It varies from person to person. Do not change the dose on your own, even if you do not notice any difference. Please consult your doctor.

Q: Can we give a Ventab Xl tablet to a child?

A: No. Ventab Xl tablets are not approved for usage in children. Administering this medicine can suddenly cause a change in mood and increase the risk of suicidal tendencies. If your child is experiencing any symptoms of depression, consult a doctor immediately.
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