Exported Medicines

Desvenlafaxine

Desvenlafaxine

General Information

Desvenlafaxine is indicated for the treatment of depression. It is a common and serious medical illness. That depression negatively affects how you think, feel, and act. It causes feelings of sadness or loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. This type of condition may lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems.

This medication may improve your feelings of well-being, mood, and energy level.

How does Desvenlafaxine work?

Desvenlafaxine works by stopping the process that breaks down these chemicals.  This process is called reuptake. Blocking reuptake increases the amount of these chemicals in your brain. This may also help improve symptoms of depression.

This medication helps restore the balance of certain natural substances in the brain. Serotonin and norepinephrine are natural chemicals in the brain that helps maintain mental balance.

Why use Desvenlafaxine?

Desvenlafaxine is in the class of drugs called antidepressants. The specific type of medicine is called serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI). This product has the brand name of Khedezla as an extended-release tablet for oral use. Each 50 mg or 100 mg tablet contains 50 mg – 100 mg of Desvenlafaxine, respectively. Desvenlafaxine is the active ingredient of this medication. It is a white to off-white crystalline powder that is sparingly soluble in dimethyl sulfoxide. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has already approved this medication.

How to use Desvenlafaxine?

Take this medication exactly as it is directed. Follow the prescription of your doctor very carefully. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to the treatment.

This is to be taken by mouth usually once a day. You may take each dose with or without a meal. Take the medicine with a full glass of water. Swallow the tablet as a whole and do not break or chew it. Don’t forget to take it at the same time every day.

What are the side effects of Desvenlafaxine?

  • Drowsiness
  • Sleepiness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Anxiety
  • Trouble sleeping or insomnia
  • Increased sweating
  • Nausea
  • Dry mouth
  • Blurred vision
  • Weight loss
  • Nervousness
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Hot flashes
  • Changes in taste

Warnings and Precautions

  • Do not use this medication if you are allergic to it. Tell your doctor if you have any allergies.
  • Let your doctor know if you have ever had heart disease, seizures, or high blood pressure.
  • This is not recommended for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.
  • Taking this drug may not be safe to breastfeed a baby. Consult your doctor first.
  • If you are pregnant, tell it to your doctor right away.