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Generic: desvenlafaxine
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It is used to treat depression.
               



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What is this medicine?

DESVENLAFAXINE (des VEN la FAX een) is used to treat depression.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • glaucoma
  • high blood pressure
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • mania or bipolar disorder
  • suicidal thoughts or a previous suicide attempt
  • an unusual reaction to desvenlafaxine, venlafaxine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a drink of water. Do not crush, cut or chew. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking this medicine suddenly except upon the advice of your doctor. Stopping this medicine too quickly may cause serious side effects or your condition may worsen.

Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • duloxetine
  • linezolid
  • MAOIs like Azilect, Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
  • methylene blue (injected into a vein)
  • venlafaxine

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • alcohol
  • amphetamine
  • aspirin and aspirin- like medicines
  • certain migraine headache medicines (almotriptan, eletriptan, frovatriptan, naratriptan, rizatriptan, sumatriptan, zolmitriptan)
  • dexfenfluramine or fenfluramine
  • dextroamphetamine
  • furazolidone
  • isoniazid
  • lithium
  • medicines for heart rhythm or blood pressure
  • medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like warfarin, enoxaparin, and dalteparin
  • methylphenidate
  • metoclopramide
  • NSAIDS, medicines for pain and inflammation, like ibuprofen or naproxen
  • pentazocine
  • phentermine
  • procarbazine
  • protriptyline
  • sibutramine
  • St. John's wort, Hypericum perforatum
  • tramadol
  • tryptophan
  • zolpidem

               
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