Desvenlafaxine

Desvenlafaxine is an antidepressant drug belonging to the group called serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI), which is used to treat major depression. Avoid decreasing or stopping the medication suddenly, as it might lead to withdrawal symptoms.

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Why does my father have increased BP and panic attacks after taking antidepressants?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 68 years old, and from the last six months, he is suffering from a few health problems. He has a severe gas problem and stomach pain. He keeps complaining about gas getting accumulated in his stomach.  As a result, he has burping and shortness of breath, and his heart rat...  Read Full »


Dr. Surender Kumar

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.As per the case history that you narrated, your father might have a somatoform disorder. It is good that the CT abdomen is fine.Your father's complaints are quite common among this age group. You had not mentioned whether he is having any history of forgetfulness, irritabil...  Read Full »

Why is my head aching on and off for more than five years?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having headaches with on and off episodes for more than five years. Sometimes the pain is in the back of my head, and other times it is in the forehead region. I recently started feeling pain on the right side when I touch my head or pressure in a specific zone. The overall he...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your blood laboratory tests indicate an infection or inflammation (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). Regarding the headaches, based on your description, it is suggestive of tension-type headaches, except for the light intolerance, ...  Read Full »

My mother has a triple personality disorder. How to make her normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21 year old female, and I have seen a lot while growing up. Since I was 6 years old, I started crying every day. Fear grew within me. I started having bad grades since I was 11. I was bullied twice by my friends when I was 7 and second time when I was 13. My parents had no time ...  Read Full »


Dr. Awadhesh P Singh Solanki

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for this query. You have mentioned everything about your history in details. I can understand your concern regarding your low mood. First of all, I would like to tell you that your problems are temporary and have a cure. Poor parenting and adolescent non-suppor...  Read Full »

I am taking medicines for depression and how to stop it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have depression for a year. My doctor gave me Desvenlafaxine 50 mg for ten days. After that, he advised me to take 100 mg and I also take Clonazepam 0.25 mg, and Propranol 20 once a day. When can I stop these medicines?   Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are doing good without any symptoms, then you can try to reduce the dosage of these drugs. As these are psychoactive drugs, so dose reduction should be done in a gradual manner. The dose of Desvenlafaxine can be reduced to 50 mg for the next four weeks and th...  Read Full »

How to come out of anxiety, stress, and forgetfulness?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from severe anxiety and heart attack like debilitating panic attacks when presented with work deadlines, enclosed spaces such as subways, elevators and small airplanes. I have relationship fears. Nothing in my life provides me joy or relieves me of my symptoms. I had the s...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the available description, it is almost clear that you are having depression along with claustrophobia (fear of confined spaces). It is obvious that you are not enjoying anything, fallen down to social ladder, feel distressed, loss of pleasure in almost all activiti...  Read Full »

How long does it take for Desvenlafaxine to be effective?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 42 years old male. I had low mood with anxiety problem around two years back. I was on Desvenlafaxine 50 mg ER tablet prescribed by GP. I took it for around eight months and felt better. Then I consulted my psychiatrist and told that I have only anxiety. So, he prescribed Clonazepa...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Desvenlafaxine is a good antidepressant and anti-anxiety drug. The drug should be continued for long time to see its full effects. Drugs like Benzodiazepines (Clonazepam, Alprazolam or Nitrazepam) can help to control anxiety symptoms i...  Read Full »

What are the side effects of tablet Ventab?

Query: Hello doctor,I was on Nexito forte for some months as it created sexual erectile issues, it was changed to Ventab plus 50 which worked too good but for a month only. Now, I have depression, very low concentration, and low motivation. Initially, it was good but now again facing the issues. I am 34 ye...  Read Full »


Dr. Alok Vinod Kulkarni

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can taper and stop Ventab plus (Desvenlafaxine and Clonazepam) over a period of one week. We can try you on Bupropion-SR (Bupropion) 150 mg once in the morning for one week followed by 150 mg 1-0-1 (that is one dose in the morning and one dose at night). It does not...  Read Full »

What causes reduced semen spurts?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 47-year-old male in good health. Within the last six months when I ejaculated, I only had one to three large spurts. Previously, I had about four to six. The volume is still good. I am on Prestiq and Xanax. Is this problem reversible and is it a sign of more problems to come?  Read Full »


Dr. Karthik Rajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query. I would like to know whether there is any decrease in your sexual drive or erections. If there is not any then as long as your semen volume is normal, I do not think there are any concerns as of right now. If the problem persists, I...  Read Full »

Is Effexor safe for chronic anxiety?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old woman, and I have chronic anxiety that is getting worse and worse as years go by. Yesterday was the first day I went to a psychiatrist. He told me that I have a generalized anxiety disorder, and he prescribed me Effexor, and he said that it is a beta-blocker. He sai...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Effexor (Venlafaxine) is SNRI (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor) class of drug that is used to treat depression, anxiety disorder, and panic attacks. This drug is helpful in managing your problem but as you mentioned it has few side effects but usually go awa...  Read Full »

When I stop anxiety medicine, why do I feel pain in the chest and anxious?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old. My problem is that I have been suffering from depression and anxiety for the past one year. Without knowing it, I consulted a cardiologist for chest pain and anxiety. They prescribed me Pexep-CR 25, Lonazep 0.25 and Betacap. I took those medicines regularly for 1.5 year...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems that you had a relapse of anxiety symptoms after the first time you stopped your medications. Relapses are more severe. They need a higher dose and a much longer duration for recovery. Hence, in your case, you need to either increase the dose or you can add o...  Read Full »

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