FAQs ABOUT VANTAXA 5 TABLET
What is the use of VANTAXA 5 TABLET?
VANTAXA 5 TABLET is used to depression (major depressive episodes) in adults.
Is VANTAXA 5 TABLET a strong antidepressant?
Yes. VANTAXA 5 TABLET is a strong antidepressant that effectively controls signs of depression. It works by increasing the levels of certain chemicals (serotonin) within the brain that stabilizes mental health.
What is the best time to take VANTAXA 5 TABLET?
Take VANTAXA 5 TABLET approximately at the same time each day. You can take VANTAXA 5 TABLET either in the morning or in the evening as per doctor’s instructions. Taking it at the same time each day will have the best effect and it would also help you remember your daily dose.
Can VANTAXA 5 TABLET be used to reduce anxiety?
VANTAXA 5 TABLET is a prescription medicine used to treat depression. It has been shown to reduce anxiety. However, there are no proper evidence to prove that. If you wish to control anxiety using VANTAXA 5 TABLET, speak with your doctor for advice.
How does VANTAXA 5 TABLET works?
VANTAXA 5 TABLET works by increasing the levels of certain chemicals within the brain (such as serotonin) that controls mood and mental health. As a result, it elevates mood and makes you feel active and energetic.
Will the use of VANTAXA 5 TABLET make you feel dizzy?
Yes, VANTAXA 5 TABLET may make your feel dizzy. Do not drive or handle heavy machines or tool if you feel dizzy. Avoid consumption of alcohol as it can aggravate your dizziness.
Can VANTAXA 5 TABLET be used in children?
VANTAXA 5 TABLET is generally not recommended for use in children and adolescents (aged below 18 years). Therefore, consult your doctor before administration.
What to do if I forget to take a dose of VANTAXA 5 TABLET?
If you forget to take a dose of VANTAXA 5 TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time to take the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one at regular times. Do not take a double dose of VANTAXA 5 TABLET to compensate a missed dose, as it could lead to toxicity.
Will taking a higher dose of VANTAXA 5 TABLET than the prescribed one be beneficial?
No, taking a higher dose of VANTAXA 5 TABLET will not be effective rather it can lead to toxicity. Always take the dose prescribed by your doctor. If the prescribed dose is not effective for you, consult your doctor for advice. Your doctor might increase the dose or suggest an alternative therapy.
Can I stop taking VANTAXA 5 TABLET once my symptoms subside?
No. Do not stop taking VANTAXA 5 TABLET without consulting your doctor even if you feel better during the mid-way of the therapy. You may feel better only after 2 weeks of therapy with VANTAXA 5 TABLET, but it might take several weeks for you to experience complete benefits.
Can VANTAXA 5 TABLET be taken daily?
Yes. VANTAXA 5 TABLET can be taken daily as per your doctor’s instruction. However, if you are doubtful, consult your doctor.
Can VANTAXA 5 TABLET be used in pregnant women?
VANTAXA 5 TABLET is not recommended for use in pregnant women as it may harm the growing fetus. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
How to take VANTAXA 5 TABLET?
Take VANTAXA 5 TABLET as advised by your physician. It can be taken with or without food. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not chew or crush the medicine.
Can I stop taking VANTAXA 5 TABLET once I started feeling better?
Do not stop taking VANTAXA 5 TABLET without consulting your doctor as it may make your symptoms reappear.
How long will it take for VANTAXA 5 TABLET to reduce my symptoms?
VANTAXA 5 TABLET starts working after 1-2 weeks of the therapy. However, you may notice a difference in your condition only after 2-4 weeks of the therapy. It may take around 4-6 months for VANTAXA 5 TABLET to completely reduce the symptoms of depression. Therefore, take VANTAXA 5 TABLET consistently as advised by your physician to achieve better results.
What are the side effects of VANTAXA 5 TABLET?
The most common side effects of taking VANTAXA 5 TABLET are nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, constipation, dizziness, itching of the whole body, abnormal dreams (nightmares) and increased sweating. These side effects are usually temporary and will resolve on its own within 2 weeks of therapy. However, consult your doctor if they worsen.
Can VANTAXA 5 TABLET cause constipation?
Yes. Constipation is a common side effect of taking VANTAXA 5 TABLET. Eat plenty of fiber rich foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables, cereals as well as drink plenty of water and exercise more regularly when taking this medicine. Contact your doctor if this side effect bothers you.
Is VANTAXA 5 TABLET safe?
VANTAXA 5 TABLET is safe at doses prescribed by the doctor. Do not alter the dosage of VANTAXA 5 TABLET without consulting your doctor.