VORTIDIF 20 MG TABLET

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Generic : Vortioxetine (20mg)

Treatment : Depression

Pack size : 10 (Tablet)

Manufacturer : Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

Made In : INDIA

UNIT PRICE

$9.40

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Vortidif 20mg Tablet is a medicine prescribed to treat depression in adults. It belongs to a group of antidepressants known as serotonin modulator and stimulator (SMS). This medication helps to improve mood and energy levels, and reduce sadness and feelings of worthlessness in people with depression.

Vortidif 20mg Tablet may be taken with or without food but it should be taken regularly at the same time each day. The dose and how often you need it will be decided by your doctor so that you get the right amount to control your symptoms. Your treatment may be continued for at least 6 months after your symptoms resolve. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully while taking this medicine. It may take a few weeks before you start to feel better. Do not change the dose or stop taking the medicine, even if you feel well. Doing so may make your condition worse.

Some common side effects of this medicine include vomiting, nausea, and constipation. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects persist or worsen. Let your doctor know straight away if you develop any sudden worsening of mood or any thoughts about harming yourself or if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.

Before taking Vortidif 20mg Tablet, you should tell your doctor if you have epilepsy (seizure disorder or fits), diabetes, liver or kidney disease, any heart problems, or are currently taking medicines for depression known as MAO inhibitors. These may affect your treatment. Please tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking to make sure you are safe.

 

BENEFITS OF VORTIDIF TABLET

In Depression

Vortidif 20mg Tablet works by increasing the level of a chemical called serotonin in the brain. This improves your mood, relieves anxiety, tension, and helps you sleep better. It has fewer side effects than older antidepressants. It usually takes 4-6 weeks for this medicine to work so you need to keep taking it even if you feel it is not working. Do not stop taking it, even if you feel better unless your doctor advises you to.

 

HOW TO USE VORTIDIF TABLET

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Vortidif 20mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

 

HOW VORTIDIF TABLET WORKS

Vortidif 20mg Tablet is a serotonin modulator and stimulator (SMS). It works by acting on multiple brain chemicals including serotonin, noradrenaline, dopamine, histamine, and acetylcholine which are thought to be involved in controlling mood and related mental processes.

 

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Vortidif 20mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Vortidif 20mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
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Breast feeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Vortidif 20mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving

SAFE
Vortidif 20mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
You should exercise caution when driving or operating hazardous machinery especially on starting treatment with Vortioxetine or on changing the dose.
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Kidney

CAUTION
Vortidif 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Vortidif 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver

CAUTION
Vortidif 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Vortidif 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

 

Interaction with drugs

  • AMPHETAMINE
  • DEXTROAMPHETAMINE
  • METHYLPHENIDATE
  • LISDEXAMFETAMINE
  • DULOXETINE
  • DESVENLAFAXINE
  • MIRTAZAPINE
  • BUPROPION
  • SERTRALINE
  • LAMOTRIGINE
  • PREGABALIN

 

 

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE VORTIDIF TABLET?

If you miss a dose of Vortidif 20mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

SIDE EFFECTS

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Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Vortidif

  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

FAQ's

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Q. What class of drug is Vortidif 20mg Tablet?

Vortidif 20mg Tablet belongs to a class of medicines known as serotonin modulator and simulator (SMS). It is used to treat depression. This medicine helps by acting on multiple brain chemicals including serotonin, noradrenaline, dopamine, histamine, and acetylcholine which are thought to be involved in controlling mood and related mental processes.

Q. What are the side effects of Vortidif 20mg Tablet?

The most common side effects of Vortidif 20mg Tablet are nausea, vomiting and constipation. However, these usually resolve and are not bothersome, but if these side effects do not subside and worry you, you must consult your doctor as he/she may suggest ways to prevent or treat them.

Q. How long does it take for Vortidif 20mg Tablet to work?

Vortidif 20mg Tablet usually takes around 1-2 weeks to show improvement in the symptoms. Your sleep, appetite and energy levels are among the first physical symptoms to get better and hence signify that the medicine has started having its impact on you. However, remarkable benefits, such as those in your depression, may be seen after about 6-8 weeks of treatment.

Q. Will Vortidif 20mg Tablet cause weight gain?

Vortidif 20mg Tablet does not cause significant weight changes according to research reports. However, one study showed only 0.67 kgs of mean weight gain in some individuals who had been treated with Vortidif 20mg Tablet for a long term.

Q. What if I stop taking Vortidif 20mg Tablet?

You should never stop taking Vortidif 20mg Tablet without discussing it with your doctor. If you stop taking Vortidif 20mg Tablet abruptly, you may have withdrawal symptoms such as irritability, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, nightmares, headache, and/or paresthesias (prickling, tingling sensation on the skin). Continue taking Vortidif 20mg Tablet for the duration as prescribed by your doctor to get maximum benefit. If you are not able to tolerate a dose or if you have completed your course of treatment, your doctor will reduce your dose gradually before taking you off this medicine completely.

Q. Should Vortidif 20mg Tablet be taken in the morning or at night?

Vortidif 20mg Tablet can be taken once a day either in the morning or at night. However, it is usually recommended to take Vortidif 20mg Tablet once a day in the morning since it can make you feel restless or keep you awake if taken late at night. You can take it with or without food. You should prefer taking it at the same time each day so that you remember to take it.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Pack size  – 10

Pack form  – tablet

MORE INFORMATION

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Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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