Effexor XR - Uses & Side Effects
Generic name: Venlafaxine hydrochloride
Effexor is prescribed for the treatment of depression--that is, a continuing depression that interferes with daily functioning. The symptoms usually include changes in appetite, sleep habits, and mind/body coordination, decreased sex drive, increased fatigue, feelings of guilt or worthlessness, difficulty concentrating, slowed thinking, and suicidal thoughts. Effexor XR is also prescribed to relieve abnormal anxiety (generalized anxiety disorder and social anxiety disorder). Generalized anxiety disorder is marked by persistent anxiety for a period of at least 6 months, accompanied by at least 3 of these 6 symptoms: restlessness, fatigue, poor concentration, irritability, muscle tension, and sleep disturbances.
Effexor should be taken with a meal and dosages can vary depending upon other health factors. Most adults start with a 75-milligram dosage and it is recommended that you try to take the medicine at about the same time every day. Dosages can be increased safely to as much as 375 milligrams per day for short periods of time. Suddenly stopping prescribed amounts of effexor can increase symptoms of depression or anxiety. Most doctors prefer to slowly decrease dosage to avoid symptoms, so always let your doctor know if you want to stop medication.
Uses of Effexor
Side Effects of Effexor
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Effexor. Side effects of Effexor may include:
Warnings and precautions before taking Effexor:
Drug Interaction :-
An overdose of Effexor, combined with other drugs or alcohol, can be fatal. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms of Effexor overdose include:
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