Effexor Medication - Uses & Side Effects
Generic Name: Venlafaxine hydrochloride
VENLAFAXINE (Effexor®) is an antidepressant, a medicine that helps to lift mental depression. Venlafaxine is also effective for the treatment of anxiety or other nervous conditions. Effexor is in a class of drugs known as antidepressants. Effexor affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and that may cause depression, panic, or anxiety.
Uses of Effexor
Side Effects of Effexor
If you are taking this medication, then discuss the side effects with your doctor. If you feel any change in intensity, then you should tell your doctor. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe to continue using Effexor. Side effects may include:
Warnings and precautions before taking Effexor:
Drug Interaction :-
If you are taking certain drugs with Effexor, then it may decreased, increased or altered the effects of Effexor medicine. So, if you have high blood pressure or liver disease, or are elderly, check with your doctor before combining Effexor with cimetidine (Tagamet). Effexor does not interact with Lithium or Valium. However, you should consult your doctor before combining Effexor with other drugs that affect the central nervous system, including such as narcotic painkillers, sleep aids, tranquilizers, antipsychotic medicines such as Haldol, and other antidepressants such as Tofranil.
When you are taking Effexor, and you feel that overdose is suspected then contact your doctor immediately. Symptoms of an Effexor overdose may include:-
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