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Venlafaxine (ven-la-FAX-een) is used to treat mental depression. It is also used to treat certain anxiety disorders or to relieve the symptoms of anxiety. However, it usually is not used for anxiety or tension caused by the stress of everyday life. Venlafaxine is also used to treat panic disorders.
|Effexor XR 37.5 mg - 30 Caps
|Effexor XR 75 mg - 30 Caps
|Effexor XR 150 mg - 30 Caps
|Effexor XR 37.5 mg - 90 Caps
|Effexor XR 75 mg - 90 Caps
|Effexor XR 150 mg - 90 Caps
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Effexor XR Directions To Use
How much medicine you take and how often you take it depends on many factors, including the condition being treated and the age and weight of the patient. If you have any questions about the amount and/or frequency of the medicine you are taking, talk with your health care provider. Swallow capsules whole. Do not chew, crush, divide, or place the capsule in water before taking. Effexor may lessen your ability to judge, think, or handle complex motor skills. Use caution when driving or performing other tasks requiring alertness, coordination, or physical dexterity. Dizziness or lightheadedness can occur when rising from a seated or lying position. If this occurs, sit or lie down and avoid sudden changes in posture. Notify your doctor if a rash, hives or any sign of allergy develops. Avoid alcohol while taking Effexor. Have your blood pressure checked regularly.
Do not stop taking Effexor suddenly. The stopping of using Effexor should be done gradually. At least 14 days should pass between stopping the use of a monoamine oxidase inhibitor and the starting of Effexor. In addition, at least 7 days should pass after stopping Effexor before starting a monoamine oxidase inhibitor. Do not take more medicine than prescribed unless advised to do so by your doctor or health care provider. Patients with previous medical conditions should talk with their health care provider before taking Effexor. Do not take any other over-the-counter or prescription medicines without talking with your doctor.
Effexor XR Warnings and Side Effects
Before starting Effexor XR, tell your doctor about any medicines you're taking, including over-the-counter drugs and herbal supplements. If you take MAOIs you should not take Effexor XR. If you are taking antidepressants you should be watched closely for signs that your condition is getting worse or that you are becoming suicidal, especially when you first start therapy, or when your dose is increased or decreased. You should also be watched for becoming agitated, irritable, hostile, impulsive, or restless. Such symptoms should be reported to your doctor right away.
Effexor XR may raise blood pressure in some patients, so blood pressure should be monitored regularly. When you suddenly stop using or quickly lower your daily dose of Effexor XR, discontinuation symptoms may occur. Talk to your doctor before discontinuing or reducing your dose of Effexor XR. Pregnant or nursing women shouldn't take any antidepressant without consulting their doctor. Until you see how Effexor XR affects you, be careful doing such activities as driving a car or operating machinery. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Effexor XR.
Every medicine can cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following occurs: Seizure. Nausea; drowsiness; dizziness. Chest pain; fast heartbeat; itching; decreased sex drive; agitation; confusion; abnormal thinking; personality changes; depression; impaired urination; twitching; menstrual disorder; impotence; headache; dry mouth; sleeplessness;constipation; nervousness; weakness; sweating; abnormal ejaculation/orgasm; appetite/weight loss; diarrhea; anxiety; blurred vision; vomiting; shakiness; abnormal dreams; chills; sore throat; indigestion; gas; muscle stiffness; abnormal skin sensations; mood changes; flushing; rash; yawn; taste change; ringing in the ears.
Effexor XR Missed Dose
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take only the next one as directed. Do not take a double dose of this medication.
Effexor XR Storage
Store Effexor XR at room temperature (68F to 77F or 20C to 25C). Keep Effexor XR away from children.
Effexor XR Overdose
Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of an Effexor XR overdose may include dizziness, drowsiness, numbness, nausea, irregular heartbeats, seizures, and unconsciousness.
Effexor XR More Information
Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Effexor XR may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness, avoid these activities. Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion Do not stop taking Effexor XR without first talking to your doctor. Your doctor may need to gradually reduce the dose before stopping the medication completely. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause unpleasant side effects to occur.
Effexor XR Disclaimer
This drug information is for your information purposes only, it is not intended that this information covers all uses, directions, drug interactions, precautions, or adverse effects of your medication. This is only general information, and should not be relied on for any purpose. It should not be construed as containing specific instructions for any particular patient. We disclaim all responsibility for the accuracy and reliability of this information, and/or any consequences arising from the use of this information, including damage or adverse consequences to persons or property, however such damages or consequences arise. No warranty, either expressed or implied, is made in regards to this information.