What is Valdoxan (Agomelatine) used for?
Valdoxan (Agomelatine) is a type of antidepressant which is effective in treating the symptoms of depression, while also helping to benefit sleep. It works by acting on the serotonin and melatonin receptors in the brain. This drug may help to improve the mood of patients suffering from depression by helping to increase the release of noradrenaline and dopamine in the brain.
How should I use Valdoxan (Agomelatine)?
Valdoxan (Agomelatine) comes in the form of tablets which are to be taken orally. Adult patients are often directed to take one tablet per day, at bedtime. However, you should always consult your physician before taking this medication so that the correct dosage can be prescribed. Patients should be aware that it may take 1 to 2 weeks for the full benefits of this drug to be felt.
What are the side effects of Valdoxan (Agomelatine)?
Valdoxan (Agomelatine) may cause some side effects to occur, such as:
Patients should consult their physician if any of these side effects persist or worsen, and should always discuss the risk of all potential unwanted effects with their physician prior to taking this medication.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Valdoxan (Agomelatine). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Consult your physician immediately if you have any thoughts of suicide or self harm.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.