Valdoxan 25 Mg, Antidepressant, For Mental Disorders - 28 Tablets
Agomelatine 25 Mg Tablets
Category Of Valdoxan 25 Mg Tablets
Mechanism Of Action Of Agomelatine
The novel antidepressant agent, agomelatine, behaves as an agonist at melatonin receptors (MT1 and MT2) and as an antagonist at serotonin (5-HT) receptors.
Therapeutic Indications Of Valdoxan 25 Mg Tablets
Agomelatine Tablets to treat your depression.
Agomelatine Tablets are used in adults.
Depression is a continuing disturbance of mood that interferes with everyday life.
The symptoms of depression vary from one person to another, but often include deep sadness, feelings of worthlessness, loss of interest in favorite activities, sleep disturbances, feeling of being slowed down, feelings of anxiety, and changes in weight.
Method Of Administration Of Valdoxan 25 Mg Tablets
Take this medicine by mouth.
Swallow the tablets whole with a drink of water. Do not chew your tablets.
Take with or without food.
If you feel the effect of your medicine is too weak or too strong, do not change the dose yourself, but ask your doctor.
The amount of this medicine you take will depend on your illness. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully.
The recommended dose of Agomelatine Tablets is one tablet (25mg) at bedtime.
In some cases, your doctor may prescribe a higher dose (50mg), i.e. two tablets to be taken together at bedtime.
Agomelatine Tablets start to act on symptoms of depression in most depressed people within two weeks of starting treatment.
Your depression should be treated for a sufficient period of at least 6 months to ensure that you are free of symptoms.
Doses may be changed in special conditions so always follow your doctor's or pharmacist's instructions.
If you take more than you should, talk to a doctor or go to the hospital straight away.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember it unless it is nearly time for your next dose.
Do not take a double dose (two doses at the same time) to make up for the forgotten dose.
Undesirable Side Effects Of Valdoxan 25 Mg Tablets
Although the following side effects are not common in everyone, some patients may complain from:
Feeling sick (nausea)
Increased levels of liver enzymes in your blood
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Precautions While Taking Valdoxan 25 Mg Tablets
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant, or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
Your doctor will discuss the possible risks and benefits of using this medicine during pregnancy and breast-feeding
Non-Pharmacological Treatments & Advice To Improve Mental Health
Ginkgo biloba has been studied for its effects on mental health and found to be effective. Gingko Biloba extract can be purchased in liquid or capsule form for example Ginkozac Capsules
Some conditions can be triggered by stress.
Physical therapy like yoga will be helpful
Adequate amount of sleep is very important for your mental health
Always take your medications as instructed.
Warnings & Special Precautions While Taking Valdoxan 25 Mg Tablets
Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking your medicine if you have:
If you are taking medicines known to affect the liver.
If you are obese or overweight.
If you are diabetic.
If you have increased levels of liver enzymes before treatment.
If you have bipolar disorder, have experienced, or if you develop manic symptoms (a period of abnormally high excitability and emotions).
If you are suffering from dementia.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken, or might take any other medications including over-the-counter non-prescription medicines, prescription medicines, herbal supplements, vitamins, and supplements.
Storage Conditions Of Valdoxan 25 Mg Tablets
Store below 25°c
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Store in the original package to protect from moisture.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the box/blisters/label. The expiry date refers to the last day of the month.