Venlor capsules 37.5mg is intended for the treatment of severe depression, as well as anxiety, lack of interest in daily activities, sleeping disorders, lack of appetite, weakness, sense of worthlessnes, problems thinking or focusing and suicidal thoughts. Venlor is also used for the treatment of other mood disturbances, which affect usual activities and relationships with others people, such as social phobia, panic disorder and generalized anxiety disorder.
Before starting the treatment, inform your physician about the drugs you’re currently taking, including the over-the-counter drugs (such as vitamins, herbal drugs, etc.), allergies, history of other diseases, and current medical conditions (such as pregnancy, upcoming operation, etc.). Some medical conditions can make you more sensitive to the adverse effects of this medication. Take the drug according to your doctor’s prescription. The dose depends on your medical condition. Inform your physician if your disease persists or get worse. The main counseling facilities are indicated below.
Take the drug with caution if you’re an older patient, taking diuretic pills, and have extracellular fluid, if you’re prone to hemorrhage, taking blood thinners and antiplatelet drugs, or have cardiovascular disease, hypertension, increase cholesterol, liver/kidney dysfunction, or narrow-angle glaucoma
Adverse effects of Venlor
The most common adverse effects caused by the use of Venlor are usually mild and temporary and usually go away on their own. These include: lack of appetite, dryness in the mouth, loose bowels, sickness, insomnia, weakness, sleepiness, perspiration, flushing, low blood pressure, sexual dysfunction.
allergy to venlafaxine or any of the components of Venlor
pregnancy (or planning it) and lactating
liver illness, recent myocardial infarction or cardiovascular disease
the use of any monoamine oxidase inhibitors (for example, phenelzine or tranylcypromine) as they may cause severe reactions when combined with Venlor or within 2 weeks
the use of other drugs, which interact with Venlor, such as monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) and similar antidepressants, the pain drugs, including tramadol, tryptophan, or phentermine (weight loss drugs), migraine pills such as sumatriptan, the antipsychotic pimozide, herbal supplements containing St. John´s Wort, bupropion, drugs for nicotine addiction, antifungal drugs like ketoconazole, the antibiotic erythromycin, clozapine for the treatment of schizophrenia
the use of drugs affecting the blood clotting, because they can enhance the risk of hemorrhage when combined with Venlor
What drugs interact with Venlor?
Some drugs interact with Venlor and must be avoided during the treatment with Venlor:
Medicine, which may trigger a severe reaction with Venlor: monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) for depressive state, drugs that affect blood clotting, such as warfarin, as they can enhance the risk of hemorrhage when combined with Venlor
Medicines that affect Venlor: tramadol (pain killer), sibutramine (weight loss drug), drugs for the treatment of migraine, such as sumatriptan, St John’s wort, a herbal supplement used for the treatment of mood disturbance, cimetidine for reflux/ulcer, antifungal ketoconazole, erythromycin (macrolide antibiotic)
Medicines that interact with Venlor: the drugs for depression, such as lithium and Imipramine, clozapine for schizophrenia, the blood thinners, such as warfarin.