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Effexor is a drug belonging to the Anti-depressant and anti anxiety agents that help in the control of depression and anxiety attacks.
Effexor is prescribed for the treatment of depression.
Effexor is prescribed to treat mental depression and anxiety disorders and to relieve their symptoms.
Effexor XR is prescribed to relieve abnormal anxiety (generalized anxiety disorder).

The symptoms usually include:
- Mind/body coordination;
- Changes in appetite;
- Decreased sex drive;
- Difficulty concentrating;
- Feelings of guilt or worthlessness;
- Increased fatigue;
- Sleep habits;
- Slowed thinking;
- Suicidal thoughts;

This problem is marked by persistent anxiety for a period of at least 6 months, accompanied by at least 3 of these 6 symptoms:
- Fatigue;
- Irritability;
- Muscle tension;
- Poor concentration;
- Restlessness;
- Sleep disturbances;

Side Effects

Effexor side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- abnormal dreams;
- Abnormal ejaculation or orgasm;
- Abnormal taste;
- Abnormal thinking;
- Agitation;
- anxiety;
- Appetite loss;
- arrhythmia;
- Blurred vision;
- changes in vision e.g. blurry or distorted vision and double vision;
- Chest pain;
- chest pains;
- Chills;
- Confusion;
- Constipation;
- convulsions and seizures;
- decrease in libido;
- Decreased sex drive;
- Depression;
- Diarrhea;
- Dilated pupils;
- Dizziness upon standing up;
- Dizziness;
- Dry mouth;
- Flushing;
- Frequent urination;
- Gas;
- Headache;
- high blood pressure;
- Impotence;
- Infection;
- insomnia;
- Itching;
- lockjaw;
- Loss of identity;
- menstrual changes;
- mood and mental instability;
- Muscle tension;
- Nausea;
- Nervousness;
- postural hypotension;
- problems in urination;
- Rapid heartbeat;
- Rash;
- ringing and buzzing in the ears;
- Ringing in the ears;
- Sleepiness;
- Sweating;
- swelling;
- Tingling feeling;
- Trauma;
- Tremor;
- Twitching;
- Upset stomach;
- Urinary problems;
- Vomiting;
- Weakness;
- Weight loss;
- weight loss;
- Yawning;


Effexor is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- brain problems such as brain damage and mental retardation;
- heart diseases;
- high blood pressure or low blood pressure - Effexor may further worsen these medical conditions;
- kidney problems;
- liver disease - when you have liver disease, your doctor may significantly lower your dosage to prevent increase blood levels;
- mania - history or maniac tendencies may be worsened with Effexor intake;
- seizures - the risks of developing seizures may be increased when on Effexor medication;
- weight loss - the intake of Effexor may further enhance weight loss and may speed up the process of reducing weight is some patients who are observing weight loss programs. this condition if it will happen, can cause harm to the patient;
- if you develop a skin rash or hives while taking Effexor;
- if you have allergic reactions or allergies to venlafaxine and other components of Effexor;
- if you have ever been addicted to drugs;
- if you have glaucoma (high pressure in the eye);
- if you have high blood pressure, heart, liver, or kidney disease or a history of seizures or mania (extreme agitation or excitability);
- if you've recently had a heart attack, suffer from heart failure, or have an overactive thyroid gland;


Do not take Effexor with any of the following drugs:
- bromocriptine;
- busiprone;
- dextromathorpan;
- levodopa;
- lithium;
- meperidine;
- moai;
- moclobemide;
- nefazodone;
- pentazocine;
- serotonin reuptake inhibitors;
- street drugs;
- sumatriptan;
- tramadol;
- trazodone;
- tricyclic anti depressants;
- tryptophan;
- alcohol;
- antipsychotic medicines such as haldol;
- cimetidine (tagamet);
- lithium or valium;
- narcotic painkillers;
- other antidepressants such as tofranil;
- sleep aids;
- tranquilizers;


Effexor XR

For both depression and anxiety the usual starting dose is 75 mg once daily, although some people begin with a dose of 37.5 mg for the first 4 to 7 days. Your doctor may gradually increase the dose, in steps of no more than 75 mg, up to a maximum of 225 mg daily. As with regular Effexor, the doctor will make adjustments in your dosage if you have kidney or liver disease.


The usual starting dose is 75 mg a day, divided into 2 or 3 smaller doses, and taken with food. If needed, your doctor may gradually increase your daily dose in steps of no more than 75 mg at a time up to a maximum of 375 mg per day.

If you have kidney or liver disease or are taking other medications, your doctor will adjust your dosage accordingly.


Reported Effexor overdose symptoms are:
- agitation;
- burning and prickling sensations on the skin;
- Coma;
- convulsions and seizures;
- extreme drowsiness;
- Low blood pressure;
- Rapid or slow heartbeat;
- Seizures;
- Sleepiness;
- trembling and shaking;
- unusual and extreme tiredness;
- Vertigo;

Other Brand Names

- Depurol;
- Dobupal;
- Efectin;
- Elafax;
- Ganavax;
- Mezine;
- Nervix;
- Norpilen;
- Quilarex;
- Senexon;
- Sentidol;
- Sesaren;
- Trevilor;
- Vandral;
- Velaxin;
- Venlafaxine;
- Venlax;
- Venlift;
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