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Alventa (Venlafaxine)

Alventa (Venlafaxine)

What is Alventa?

Alventa is brand name of drug called Venlafaxine and manufactured by Actoverco pharmaceutical factory under license of KRKA, Slovenia.

Alventa (venlafaxine) is an antidepressant belongs to a group of drugs called serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). This group of medicines is used to treat depression and other conditions such as anxiety disorders.

Dosage form:

Modified release capsules 37.5, 75 mg

What is Alventa (venlafaxine) used for?

It is thought that people who are depressed and/or anxious have lower levels of serotonin and noradrenaline in the brain. It is not fully understood how SNRI antidepressants work, but they may help by increasing the levels of serotonin and noradrenaline in the brain.

Important notes before taking Alventa (venlafaxine):

Important notes while taking Alventa (venlafaxine):

Alventa (venlafaxine) side effects:

Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

Serotonin syndrome may happen, with venlafaxine. The risk may be greater if you use venlafaxine with drugs for depression, migraines, or certain other drugs. Call your doctor if you have agitation; change in balance; confusion; hallucinations; fever; fast or abnormal heartbeat; flushing; muscle twitching or stiffness; seizures; shivering or shaking; sweating a lot; very bad diarrhea, upset stomach, or throwing up; or very bad headache.

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

What do I do if I miss a dose?

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. 

Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.

How do I store and/or throw out this drug?