Newven OD 50 (Desvenlafaxine)
What is Newven OD 50 (Desvenlafaxine) used for?
Newven OD 50 (Desvenlafaxine) is a type of antidepressant that is effective in treating the symptoms of depression, as well as helping to control anxiety and panic attacks. It belongs to a class of drugs known as serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors. This drug works by helping to restore the equilibrium of certain natural substances in the brain, such as serotonin and norepinephrine. This drug may help to improve the patient's mood, while also helping to increase energy levels.
How should I use Newven OD 50 (Desvenlafaxine)?
Newven OD 50 (Desvenlafaxine) tablets should be taken orally. This drug may be taken with or without food. Adult patients are sometimes directed to take one tablet per day, however the dosage may vary depending on the severity of the condition being treated. Patients are advised to consult their physician before taking this medication so that the correct dosage can be prescribed. You should never exceed the prescribed dosage. Patients should note that it may take several weeks for the full effects and benefits of this drug to be noticed. In order to avoid withdrawal symptoms, patients should not abruptly discontinue taking this medication. Your physician may gradually decrease your dosage so as to avoid withdrawal symptoms.
What are the side effects of Newven OD 50 (Desvenlafaxine)?
Some side effects which are associated with taking Newven OD 50 (Desvenlafaxine) include:
Other side effects include excessive perspiration and weight loss. Patients should immediately consult their physician if any of these side effects persist, or if they notice a serious headache, tremors, decrease in sexual ability, pain in the chest, breathlessness or seizures.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Newven OD 50 (Desvenlafaxine). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, especially heart disease, liver disease, kidney disorders or high blood pressure, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
This drug should not be taken with triptans or other antidepressants, as this may cause a serious condition known as serotonin syndrome. Consult your physician immediately if you notice symptoms of serotonin syndrome, such as hallucinations, fever or muscle twitches.
This drug should not be taken by patients who are currently taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), or who have taken one within the last 2 weeks.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.