VENTAB XL 150mg Tablet 10's


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Venlafaxine 150mg (XL)
By Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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Drug Information for VENTAB XL 150mg Tablet 10's

What is VENTAB XL?

  • VENTAB XL contains Venlafaxine which belongs to a group of medicine called anti-depressants
CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION

THERAPEUTIC USES

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

INTERACTIONS

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

SIDE EFFECTS

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What VENTAB XL is used for?

  • VENTAB XL is used to treat depression and other conditions such as anxiety disorders
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TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR

PREGNANCY AND BREAST-FEEDING

CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine, if you:

  • are allergic to VENTAB XL or any of the other ingredients
  • have eye problems, such as certain kinds of glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye)
  • have high blood pressure and/or diabetes
  • have heart, liver or kidney problems
  • have fits (seizures)
  • have low sodium levels in your blood (hyponatraemia)
  • tend to develop bruises or a tendency to bleed easily (history of bleeding disorders)
  • have cholesterol levels get higher
  • have a history of, or if someone in your family has had, mania or bipolar disorder (feeling over-excited or euphoric)
  • have a history of aggressive behaviour
  • are depressed and/or have anxiety disorders, you can sometimes have thoughts of harming or killing yourself
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  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine
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  • VENTAB XL should normally not be used for children and adolescents under 18 years
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  • It can cause impaired judgement, thinking, and movement and coordination as well as problems with vision
  • If you are affected by any of these you should not drive, operate machinery or take part in any activities where such effects could put you or others at risk
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Tell your doctor if you are taking,

  • monoamine oxidase inhibitors which are used to treat depression or Parkinson’s disease
  • triptans (used for migraine)
  • medicines to treat depression, for instance SNRI, SSRIs, tricyclics, or medicines containing lithium, moclobemide, a reversible MAOI or products containing tryptophan
  • linezolid, an antibiotic (used to treat infections)
  • sibutramine (used for weight loss)
  • tramadol, fentanyl, tapentadol, pethidine, or pentazocine (used to treat severe pain) (a pain-killer)
  • dextromethorphan (used to treat coughing)
  • methadone (used to treat opioid drug addiction or severe pain)
  • methylene blue (used to treat high levels of methemoglobin in the blood)
  • antipsychotics
  • medicines that can affect your heart rhythm
  • antibiotics such as erythromycin or moxifloxacin (used to treat bacterial infections)
  • antihistamines (used to treat allergy)
  • ketoconazole (an antifungal medicine)
  • haloperidol or risperidone (to treat psychiatric conditions)
  • metoprolol (a beta blocker to treat high blood pressure and heart problems)
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  • Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you
  • The usual recommended starting dose for treatment of depression, generalized anxiety disorder and social anxiety disorder is 75 mg per day
  • Maximum recommended dose is 375 mg daily for depression
  • The maximum dose for generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder and panic disorder is 225 mg/day
  • Take VENTAB XL at approximately the same time each day, either in the morning or in the evening
  • It must be swallowed whole with fluid and not opened, crushed, chewed or dissolved
  • It should be taken with food

If you take more VENTAB XL

  • If you take more VENTAB XL, call your doctor immediately

If you forget to take VENTAB XL

  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take only a single dose as usual

If you stop taking VENTAB XL

  • Do not stop taking VENTAB XL without talking to your doctor
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Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

SERIOUS

COMMON

UNCOMMON

RARE

  • chest tightness, wheezing, trouble swallowing or breathing, swelling of the face, throat, hands or feet
  • feeling nervous or anxious, dizziness, throbbing sensations, sudden reddening of the skin and/or a warm feeling
  • severe rash, itching or hives (elevated patches of red or pale skin that often itch)
  • serotonin syndrome which may include restlessness, hallucinations, loss of coordination, fast heartbeat, increased body temperature, fast changes in blood pressure, overactive reflexes, diarrhoea, coma, nausea, vomiting
  • Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS) include a combination of fever, fast heartbeat, sweating, severe muscle stiffness, confusion, increased muscle
  • coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and a high temperature
  • blood vomit, black (tarry) stools or blood in stools
  • yellow skin or eyes, itchiness or dark urine, which may be symptoms of inflammation of the liver (hepatitis)
  • heart problems such as fast or irregular heart rate, increased blood pressure
  • eye problems such as blurred vision, dilated pupils
  • nerve problems such as pins and needles, movement disorder, seizures or fits
  • psychiatric problems, such as hyperactivity and euphoria (feeling unusually overexcited)
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  • appetite decreased
  • confusion; feeling separated (or detached) from yourself; lack of orgasm; decreased libido; nervousness; insomnia; abnormal dreams
  • drowsiness; tremor; pins and needles; increased muscle tonus
  • visual disturbance including blurred vision; dilated pupils; inability of the eye to automatically change focus from distant to near objects
  • ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • palpitations
  • increase in blood pressure, flushing
  • yawning
  • increased frequency in urination, difficulties passing urine
  • menstrual irregularities such as increased bleeding or increased irregular bleeding, abnormal ejaculation/orgasm (males), erectile dysfunction (impotence)
  • weakness (asthenia), fatigue, chills increased cholesterol
  • sweating (including night sweats)
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  • hallucinations, feeling separated (or detached) from reality, agitation, abnormal orgasm (females), lack of feeling or emotion, feeling over-excited, grinding of the teeth
  • a sensation of restlessness or an inability to sit or stand still, involuntary movements of the muscles, impaired coordination and balance, altered taste sensation
  • fast heartbeat, feeling dizzy (particularly when standing up too quickly)
  • shortness of breath
  • general swelling of the skin especially the face, mouth, tongue, throat area or hands and feet and/or a raised itchy rash (hives) may be present, sensitivity to sunlight, bruising, rash, abnormal hair loss
  • inability to pass urine, inability to control urination
  • over activity, racing thoughts and decreased need for sleep
  • reduced number of platelets in your blood, leading to an increased risk of bruising or bleeding, blood disorders which may lead to an increased risk of infection
  • swollen face or tongue, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, often with skin rashes
  • excessive water intake
  • decrease in blood sodium levels
  • suicidal ideation and suicidal behaviours
  • disorientation and confusion often accompanied by hallucination (delirium)
  • aggression, high temperature with rigid muscles, confusion or agitation, and sweating, or jerky muscle movements
  • severe eye pain and decreased or blurred vision
  • vertigo
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  • decrease in blood pressure, abnormal, rapid or irregular heartbeat, which could lead to fainting
  • unexpected bleeding, e.g. bleeding gums, blood in the urine or in vomit
  • coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and a high temperature
  • unexplained muscle pain, tenderness or weakness (rhabdomyolysis)
  • reduce the function of platelets in your blood
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STORAGE

  • Keep this medicine out of reach of children
  • Do not use the medicine after the expiry date
  • Store at room temperature (15-25ºC)
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