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Lafaxine tablet ER 50 mg 14's

Belongs to Category

Lafaxine tablet ER contains Desvenlafaxine | belongs to Serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor

Alternate brands of Lafaxine tablet ER 50 mg 14’s

Brand Name Price Savings
Lafaxine tablet ER 100 mg 14’s  375.37 You will pay -94.86 more
Denla XR tablet 100 mg 14’s  461.67 You will pay -181.16 more
Denla XR tablet 50 mg 14’s  344.98 You will pay -64.47 more
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How it works

Lafaxine tablet ER 50 mg 14’s works by increasing the amounts of serotonin and norepinephrine, natural substances in the brain that help maintain mental balance.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Lafaxine tablet ER 50 mg 14’s

  • Suicidal thinking and behaviour severe
  • Serotonin syndrome (agitation, hallucinations, seizures, nausea) severe
  • Irregular heartbeat severe
  • Shaking of the hands or feet
  • Dizziness when getting up suddenly from a sitting position
  • Chills or cold sweats severe
  • Blurred vision rare
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Decrease in libido
  • Difficulty in passing urine
  • Rapid weight gain/loss rare
  • Photosensitivity rare
  • Ringing or buzzing in the ears

Uses of Lafaxine tablet ER 50 mg 14’s

What is it prescribed for?

  • Depression

    This medicine is used to treat depression and symptoms associated with major depressive disorder.

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

    The effect of this medicine is cumulative and takes 7-8 weeks to show in most cases.

  • Duration of Effect

    The time duration for which this medicine remains effective is 20-25 days.

  • Safe with Alchohol?

    Avoid or limit the uptake of alcohol while using this medicine. It is advised to refrain from driving vehicles and operating heavy machinery while using this medicine.

  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.

  • Usage in pregnancy?

    This medicine should be used by pregnant women only when the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

  • Usage while breast-feeding?

    This medicine is not recommended for use by breastfeeding women. It is recommended to discontinue breastfeeding before starting the treatment with this medicine. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

When not to use?

  • Allergy

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to Lafaxine tablet ER 50 mg 14’s or any other component present in the medicine.

  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI)

    This medicine is not recommended for use while a MAOI (Rasagiline/Selegiline/methylene blue etc.) is being consumed. This medicine should be consumed at least 14 days after stopping the use of MAOI medicines.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Pregnancy

    This medicine should be used by pregnant women only when the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

  • Breast-feeding

    This medicine is not recommended for use by breastfeeding women. It is recommended to discontinue breastfeeding before starting the treatment with this medicine. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

General Warnings
  • Suicidal thinking and behaviour

    Use of this medicine may cause suicidal thought and change the behavior of the user. This risk is increasingly high in young patients. It is recommended to screen the patient for such behavior before starting the treatment. Any change in behavior and thought process after taking this medicine should be reported to the doctor immediately.

  • Serotonin syndrome

    Use of this medicine with other medicines to treat depression may cause nausea, agitation, seizures and hallucinations (symptoms of serotonin syndrome)

  • Neuroleptic malignant syndrome

    Use of this medicine may cause Neuroleptic malignant syndrome characterized by high fever, muscle stiffness, extreme changes in blood pressure, excessive sweating and salivation. The use of this medicine should be stopped as soon as these side effects are experienced.

  • Hypertension

    Use of this medicine is associated with a sharp increase in blood pressure levels. It is recommended to control hypertension using appropriate medicines before starting the treatment with Lafaxine tablet ER 50 mg 14’s .

  • Bleeding disorders

    Use of this medicine may cause unusual bleeding and bruising and hence should be used with caution in patients suffering from bleeding disorders. Use of medicines that are known to cause gastrointestinal bleeding, (example: aspirin, paracetamol, ibuprofen etc), should be avoided while taking Lafaxine tablet ER 50 mg 14’s .

  • Glaucoma

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from angle closure glaucoma. The symptoms of this disease may worsen upon using Lafaxine tablet ER 50 mg 14’s and hence caution is advised.

  • Seizure disorder

    Use of this medicine may cause seizures and hence should be used with caution in patients suffering from epilepsy.

  • Manic episodes

    Use of this medicine may cause agitation and aggressive behavior in some patients. The patient should be screened for bipolar disorder before starting the treatment course with this medicine.

  • Heart disease

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from a heart or blood vessel disorder.

  • Hyponatremia

    This medicine may decrease the sodium levels in the body and hence should be used with caution in patients taking diuretic medicines.

  • Bone fractures

    Use of this medicine has been associated with an increase in the incidence of bone fractures. Report any incidence of bone pain to the doctor while taking Lafaxine tablet ER 50 mg 14’s .

  • Drowsiness and cognitive impairment

    Use of this medicine has been associated with drowsiness and impairment of cognition. It is advised to refrain from driving vehicles or operating heavy machinery while taking this medicine.

  • Sexual dysfunction

    Use of this medicine may cause sexual dysfunction. These dysfunctions may include a decrease in libido, erectile disorders, or unusual orgasm.

  • Withdrawal symptoms

    Use of this medicine should not be discontinued abruptly. It is advised to gradually reduce the dose of this medicine.

  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitor drugs

    This medicine should be used at least 14 days after stopping the use of MOAI drugs. Use of Lafaxine tablet ER 50 mg 14’s should stop at least 7 days before using the other medicine.

  • Pediatric use

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients aged below 18 years.

  • Use in elderly

    This medicine should be used with caution in elderly patients as the risk of adverse effects is significantly high.

Dosage

  • Missed Dose

    Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If the next scheduled dose is 4 hours away, then the missed dose should be skipped.

  • Overdose

    Contact a doctor immediately if an overdose with this medicine is suspected. Symptoms of an overdose may include agitation, hallucinations, convulsions, and nausea.

Interactions

Interaction with Medicines
  • Linezolid severe
  • Lithium severe
  • Sertraline severe
  • Warfarin moderate
  • Aspirin moderate
  • Methylene blue severe
  • Indinavir moderate
  • Sumatriptan severe
Disease interactions
  • severe

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients with an impaired kidney functions. Suitable dose adjustments should be made based on the serum creatinine levels for moderate to severe impairment.

  • moderate

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients having narrow-angle glaucoma. The symptoms of the disease might worsen if this medicine is used in such patients.

  • moderate

    This medicine may cause an increase in the blood pressure levels and hence should be used with caution in patients with hypertension. The blood pressure level should be constantly monitored before and during the course of treatment.

Lab interactions

General Instructions

Take Lafaxine tablet ER 50 mg 14’s as instructed by the doctor. Do not use in smaller or larger than the recommended dose. The dose is likely to change over time based on your response and hence adherence to the changes is a must. Do not stop the use of this medicine abruptly.

Other details

  • Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor
  • To be taken as instructed by doctor
  • May cause sleepiness

References

Additional Information:

what are the adverse effects of Lafaxine tablet ER 50 mg 14’s?

Nausea, dizziness, sleeplessness, excessive sweating, constipation, drowsiness, decreased appetite, anxiety and specific male sexual function disorders. Palpitations, fast heart rate and high blood pressure. Dry mouth, diarrhoea, constipation and vomiting. Fatigue, chills, uneasiness and weakness. Decreased appetite and weight. Headache, tremor, tingling, disturbance in attention, nervousness, irritability and abnormal dreams. Urinary hesitation. Yawning and nose bleed. Excessive sweating and rash. Blurred vision, dilation of the pupil, ringing in the ear and loss of taste. Muscle stiffness. Hot flush and severe allergic reactions.

What happens if I miss a dose of Lafaxine tablet ER 50 mg 14’s?

Adults: 50 mg once daily. Children: Not recommended.

One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Lafaxine tablet ER 50 mg 14’s. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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