Effexor XR (Venlafaxine XR)

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Effexor XR37.5 mg
Effexor XR75 mg
Effexor XR150 mg

Generic Equivalent of Effexor XR

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Venlafaxine XR37.5 mg
Venlafaxine XR75 mg
Venlafaxine XR150 mg
Venlafaxine XR225 mg

Effexor XR Information:

Effexor XR (Generic name: Venlafaxine Hydrochloride) is an antidepressant medication use to treat depression symptoms include changes in appetite, sleep habits, mind/body coordination, decreased sex drive, fatigue, difficult concentrating, slowed thinking and suicidal thoughts. Effexor XR is also prescribed to treat general anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety disorder (SAD, social phobia) and panic disorder (panic attack). Venlafaxine Hydrochloride is a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) prescribed to treat depression. Venlafaxine HCI works on the central nervous system (CNS) to elevate mood in people with depression. Take Effexor XR exactly as it was prescribed for you.

Effexor XR Side Effects:

The most common Effexor XR side effects include dry mouth, blurred vision, drowsiness, dizziness, constipation, nausea, insomnia, joint or muscle pain, weight changes or decreased sex drive. If you are experiencing any severe side effects such as mood or behaviour changes, bleeding disorders, increased blood pressure, anxiety, panic attacks, seizures, trouble sleeping, more depressed, suicidal thoughts and serious allergic reaction (rash, hives, difficult breathing, swelling of the lips, throat or tongue), please inform your doctor immediately.

Effexor XR Precautions:

Do NOT take Effexor if you are allergic to Venlafaxine or any of the ingredients in Effexor medication. Before taking Effexor oral, tell your doctor if you have had any medical conditions such as liver or kidney problems, epilepsy or seizure, bleeding or blood clotting disorder, diabetes, glaucoma, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, drug abuse, suicidal or agitated behaviour. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications you use. They may interact with Effexor XR drug, especially of: MAO inhibitors (e.g., phenelzine, tranylcypromine), NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen, ketoprofen), SSRIs (e.g., escitalopram, paroxetine, fluvoxamine), triptans (e.g., sumatriptan, rizatriptan) and SNRIs (e.g., duloxetine, venlafaxine) and warfarin. Consult with your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Effexor XR is NOT approved for use in pediatric patients.

The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

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