An SSNRI antidepressant - It is used to treat depression
What should I watch for while using this medicine?Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. You may have to take this medicine for several weeks before you feel better.
If you have been taking this medicine for some time, do not suddenly stop taking it. You must gradually reduce the dose to avoid side effects. Ask your prescriber or health care professional for advice.
Patients and their families should watch out for worsening depression or thoughts of suicide. Also watch out for sudden or severe changes in feelings such as feeling anxious, agitated, panicky, irritable, hostile, aggressive, impulsive, severely restless, overly excited and hyperactive, or not being able to sleep. If this happens, especially at the beginning of antidepressant treatment or after a change in dose, call your health care professional.
This medicine can cause an increase in blood pressure. Check with your doctor or health care professional; you may be able to measure your own blood pressure and pulse. Find out what your blood pressure and heart rate should be and what steps you should take if they increase.
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may increase dizziness or drowsiness; avoid alcoholic drinks.
This medicine can make your mouth dry. Chewing sugarless gum, sucking hard candy and drinking plenty of water will help.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1- 800- FDA- 1088.