Venlafaxine Tablets, USP

/Venlafaxine Tablets, USP
Venlafaxine Tablets, USP2018-09-06T09:12:40+00:00

Prescription Drug Name:

Venlafaxine Tablets, USP

ID:

f116f679-6ab0-4aec-9837-01b9acbffba4

Code:

34391-3

DESCRIPTION


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FDA Article Code: 34089-3

Venlafaxine hydrochloride is a structurally novel antidepressant for oral administration. It is designated (R/S)-1-[2-(dimethylamino)-1-(4-methoxyphenyl)ethyl] cyclohexanol hydrochloride or (±)-1-[α-[(dimethyl-amino)methyl]-p-methoxybenzyl] cyclohexanol hydrochloride and has the molecular formula of C17H27NO2 HCl. Its molecular weight is 313.87. The structural formula is shown below.                                                      Venlafaxine hydrochloride Venlafaxine hydrochloride, USP is a white to off-white crystalline powder. It is soluble in methanol and in water. Its octanol:water (0.2 M sodium chloride) partition coefficient is 0.43. Each venlafaxine tablet, USP intended for oral administration contains venlafaxine hydrochloride equivalent to 25 mg or 37.5 mg or 50 mg or 75 mg or 100 mg of venlafaxine. In addition, each tablet contains the following inactive ingredients: ferric oxide red, ferric oxide yellow, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose and sodium starch glycolate.

INDICATIONS AND USAGE


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FDA Article Code: 34067-9

Venlafaxine tablets, USP are indicated for the treatment of major depressive disorder. The efficacy of venlafaxine tablets, USP in the treatment of major depressive disorder was established in 6 week controlled trials of adult outpatients whose diagnoses corresponded most closely to the DSM-III or DSM-III-R category of major depression and in a 4 week controlled trial of inpatients meeting diagnostic criteria for major depression with melancholia (see CLINICAL TRIALS ). A major depressive episode implies a prominent and relatively persistent depressed or dysphoric mood that usually interferes with daily functioning (nearly every day for at least 2 weeks); it should include at least 4 of the following 8 symptoms: change in appetite, change in sleep, psychomotor agitation or retardation, loss of interest in usual activities or decrease in sexual drive, increased fatigue, feelings of guilt or worthlessness, slowed thinking or impaired concentration, and a suicide attempt or suicidal ideation. The efficacy of venlafaxine hydrochloride extended-release capsules in maintaining an antidepressant response for up to 26 weeks following 8 weeks of acute treatment was demonstrated in a placebo-controlled trial. The efficacy of venlafaxine tablets in maintaining an antidepressant response in patients with recurrent depression who had responded and continued to be improved during an initial 26 weeks of treatment and were then followed for a period of up to 52 weeks was demonstrated in a second placebo-controlled trial (see CLINICAL TRIALS ). Nevertheless, the physician who elects to use venlafaxine tablets/venlafaxine hydrochloride extended-release capsules for extended periods should periodically re-evaluate the long-term usefulness of the drug for the individual patient.

CONTRAINDICATIONS


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FDA Article Code: 34070-3

Hypersensitivity to venlafaxine hydrochloride or to any excipients in the formulation. The use of MAOIs intended to treat psychiatric disorders with venlafaxine tablets or within 7 days of stopping treatment with venlafaxine tablets is contraindicated because of an increased risk of serotonin syndrome. The use of venlafaxine tablets within 14 days of stopping an MAOI intended to treat psychiatric disorders is also contraindicated (see WARNINGS and DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION ). Starting venlafaxine tablets in a patient who is being treated with MAOIs such as linezolid or intravenous methylene blue is also contraindicated because of an increased risk of serotonin syndrome (see WARNINGS and DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION ).

HOW SUPPLIED


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FDA Article Code: 34069-5

Venlafaxine Tablets, USP equivalent to 25 mg of venlafaxine are peach-colored, round, flat, beveled-edged tablets with bisect on one side; one side of bisect is debossed with logo of “ZC” and other side is debossed with “64” and other side is plain. Venlafaxine Tablets, USP equivalent to 37.5 mg of venlafaxine are peach-colored, round, flat, beveled-edged tablets with bisect on one side; one side of bisect is debossed with logo of “ZC” and other side is debossed with “65” and other side is plain and are supplied as follows: NDC 0615-6566-39 in blistercards of 30 tablets Venlafaxine Tablets, USP equivalent to 50 mg of venlafaxine are peach-colored, round, flat, beveled-edged tablets with bisect on one side; one side of the bisect is debossed with logo of “ZC” and other side is debossed with “66” and other side is plain. Venlafaxine Tablets, USP equivalent to 75 mg of venlafaxine are peach-colored, round, flat, beveled-edged tablets with bisect on one side; one side of the bisect is debossed with logo of “ZC” and other side is debossed with “67” and other side is plain. Venlafaxine Tablets, USP equivalent to 100 mg of venlafaxine are peach-colored, round, flat, beveled-edged tablets with bisect on one side; one side of the bisect is debossed with logo of “ZC” and other side is debossed with “68” and other side is plain.

PACKAGE LABEL.PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL


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FDA Article Code: 51945-4

Venlafaxine Tablets USP, 37.5 mg