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Ventab Xl 37.5mg Tablets

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Ventab Xl 37.5 MG Description

Ventab Xl 37.5 mg Tab is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of major depressive disorder. It belongs to an antidepressant class of medications. Venlafaxine is the active ingredient of Ven

tab Xl Tab. This medicine only provides symptomatic relief from depression. While symptoms may start improving after 1-2 weeks, Ventab Xl Tablet usually takes 4-6 weeks to show full effect. Side effects of Ventab Xl Tab include drowsiness, difficulty in sleeping, hot flashes, dry mouth, lethargy and headaches. So, while on this medication, all activities that require mental alertness and coordination should be avoided. Use of Ventab Xl Tab may cause suicidal tendencies and ideation, especially in adolescents and young adults. Therefore, it is recommended to stay in contact with your consulting physician for the entire duration of the treatment. Stopping Ventab Xl Tab abruptly may cause withdrawal symptoms such as drowsiness, abnormal sensations over skin, agitation, nausea and irritability.


Product Summary

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ContainsVenlafaxine(37.5 Mg)
Usesmajor depressive disorder
Side effectsdrowsiness, difficulty in sleeping, hot flashes, dry mouth, lethargy and headaches
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Uses of Ventab Xl 37.5 MG

  • According to CDSCO Ventab Xl 37.5mg Tab is used for,
  • Treatment of major depressive disorder

Contraindications of Ventab Xl 37.5 MG

  • If you are allergic to venlafaxine or other components of Ventab Xl Tab
  • If you have diabetes
  • If you have glaucoma
  • If you have recently had a heart attack
  • If you have epilepsy
  • If you have a liver impairment
  • If you have uncontrolled high blood pressure

Side effects of Ventab Xl 37.5 MG

  • Drowsiness
  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Hot flushes
  • Dry mouth
  • Lethargy
  • Headaches
  • Sexual dysfunction

Precautions and Warnings of Ventab Xl 37.5 MG



Can I take Ventab Xl 37.5 Tab during pregnancy?
There is poor evidence that taking venlafaxine(active ingredient of Ventab Xl Tab) during pregnancy will impair the development of your infant. Taking venlafaxine during the last month of pregnancy may raise your chances of bleeding after delivery by a small amount. It's critical to address your mental health because it can have an influence on both your and your baby's well-being. Depression can worsen throughout pregnancy, and it is recommended to consult a doctor or a gynaecologist at the earliest.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Ventab Xl 37.5 Tab while breastfeeding?
You should avoid using Ventab Xl during breastfeeding as it may cause excessive sedation, inadequate weight gain, and poor adaptation in the baby. You should always consult a physician or a gynaecologist before starting this tablet during breastfeeding.


Can I drive if I have taken Ventab Xl 37.5 Tab?
You should avoid driving if you are using Ventab Xl Tab as it may reduce mental alertness and lower motor coordination.


Can I consume alcohol with Ventab Xl 37.5 Tab?
You should avoid taking alcohol during the course of your treatment with Ventab Xl Tab as it may cause sedation, drowsiness, and difficulty in breathing.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have chest pain after taking this tablet
  • You have self-harmful or suicidal thoughts after taking Ventab Xl Tab
  • You have recently suffered from a bone fracture
  • You have high cholesterol
  • You experience sexual problems
  • You have excessive bleeding, or if you cannot stop bleeding from any cuts
  • You have blurred vision
  • You have low sodium in your body
  • You experience shortness of breath

Mode of Action of Ventab Xl 37.5 MG

How Does It Work?

Ventab Xl 37.5mg Tab belongs to an antidepressant class of medications that acts by increasing the concentration of brain chemicals such as serotonin and noradrenaline between nerve cells and regulate...
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Directions for Use of Ventab Xl 37.5 MG

  • Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully and consult a healthcare professional if you face any difficulty following instructions.
  • Ventab Xl 37.5 Tab is available as a tablet to be swallowed.
  • For optimal pharmacological effects, take Ventab Xl 37.5 Tab every day at the same time.
  • Ventab Xl Tablet should be taken exactly as prescribed.
  • Do not exceed the prescribed dosage of Ventab Xl Tab unless advised to do so by the doctor.

Interactions of Ventab Xl 37.5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Ventab Xl 37.5 Tablets may interact with the following medications; therefore, it is critical that you inform your consulting physician about any medications you are on:
  • Can cause serotonin syndrome when co-administered with:
  • Antidepressants such as phenelzine or selegiline
  • Antibiotics such as linezolid
  • Medicines used for migraine such as sumatriptan
  • Antipsychotics such as lithium
  • Strong painkillers like tramadol, fentanyl, and methadone
  • Ventab Xl 37.5 Tab may decrease the effects of antivirals such as indinavir.
  • Blood thinners like aspirin can increase the chances of bleeding if co-administered with venlafaxine.

Interactions with food items

  • You can continue with your regular diet with Ventab Xl Tab unless instructed otherwise.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol during the course of your treatment with Ventab Xl Tab.

Storage and disposal of Ventab Xl 37.5 MG

To keep Ventab Xl Tab out of the reach of children, keep it tightly wrapped in the container. It should be stored at room temperature, out of direct sunlight and away from heat and moisture. To preven...
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Dosage of Ventab Xl 37.5 MG


An overdose of Ventab Xl Tab may cause symptoms such as seizures or fits, abnormal sensation over hands and feet, blurred vision, muscles aches, irregular heart rate, drowsiness, confusion, nausea and...
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Missed a Dose

Ventab Xl 37.5 Tab should be taken as prescribed by a doctor. Take the missed dose at the earliest. However, if it is time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose. Never increase the doses ...
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Content Details


Dr. Jagruti Jain

M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B., General Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Are there any long-term side effects of Ventab Xl Tab?

A: You may experience a few sexual side effects such as difficulty getting an erection and decreased libido if you take have been Ventab Xl Tab for a long duration. These side effects usually are relieved on their own, and in case it continues beyond stopping this medicine, then speak to your doctor at the earliest.

Q: When will I get better after taking Ventab Xl Tab?

A: Ventab Xl Tablet normally takes 4-6 weeks for its full efficiency, but your symptoms may start improving after 1-2 weeks. Venlafaxine will not alter your personality; instead, it will assist you in feeling more like yourself.

Q: Will I gain weight after taking Ventab Xl 37.5mg Tab?

A: Venlafaxine suppresses appetite, so you may lose weight when you first start taking it. As your hunger returns, you may gain a little weight later.
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