Concise Prescribing Info
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult: PO 50 mg once daily; doses up to 400 mg once daily have been studied but no additional benefit was observed w/ doses >50 mg once daily.
Extended-release: May be taken with or without food. Take at the same time each day. Swallow whole, do not divide/crush/chew/dissolve tab.
Concurrent use or w/in 14 days of discontinuing MAOIs (e.g. linezolid, IV methylene blue). Initiation of MAOI at least 7 days after discontinuing desvenlafaxine.
Special Precautions
Patient w/ pre-existing HTN or other conditions that may be compromised by increased BP, raised intraocular pressure, personal or family history of mania or hypomania; CV, cerebrovascular or lipid metabolism disorders; seizure disorder. Avoid abrupt withdrawal. Renal and moderate to severe hepatic impairment. Pregnancy and lactation. Patient Counselling May impair ability to drive or operate machinery. Monitoring Parameters Monitor renal function, BP, lipid panel (e.g. total cholesterol, LDL, triglycerides); signs/symptoms of serotonin syndrome; mental status for depression, suicidal ideation (esp at the beginning of therapy or when doses are increased or decreased); intraocular pressure (in patients w/ baseline elevations or history of glaucoma).
Adverse Reactions
Suicidal thinking/behaviour, HTN, mydriasis, seizure, hyponatraemia, interstitial lung disease and eosinophilic pneumonia; nausea, dizziness, insomnia, hyperhidrosis, constipation, somnolence, decreased appetite, anxiety, sexual function disorders in males (e.g. anorgasmia, decreased libido, abnormal orgasm, delayed ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, ejaculation disorder, ejaculation failure, sexual dysfunction).
Potentially Fatal: Serotonin syndrome or neuroleptic malignant syndrome-like reactions; haemorrhage.
Drug Interactions
Increased risk of bleeding w/ aspirin or other NSAIDs, warfarin and other anticoagulants.
CIMS Class
ATC Classification
N06AX23 - desvenlafaxine ; Belongs to the class of other antidepressants.
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