Effexor (Venlafaxine)

Venlafaxine General Information

Effexor (Venlafaxine) is indicated for the treatment of anxiety, depression, panic attacks, and social anxiety disorder. This medication may improve your mood and energy level. This may also restore your interest in daily living. This will help you lessen your fear, unwanted thoughts, anxiety, and the number of panic attacks. 

How does Effexor (Venlafaxine) work?

Venlafaxine works by preventing the reuptake of epinephrine and serotonin by nerves after they have been released. Since uptake is an important mechanism for removing released neurotransmitters. It also terminates their actions on adjacent nerves. The reduced uptake caused by this drug increases the effect of epinephrine and serotonin in the brain.

This medication affects neurotransmitters. It is the chemicals that nerve within the brain make and release in order to communicate with one another. Neurotransmitters either travel across space between nerves, attach to receptors on the surface of nearby nerves. It may also be they attach to receptors on the surface of the nerves that produced them.

Why use Effexor (Venlafaxine)?

Effexor (Venlafaxine) is known as a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI). This is available as tablets with Venlafaxine as an active ingredient. This is supplied as 25mg, 37.5mg, 50mg, 75mg, and 100mg for oral administration. the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved this medication. 

How to use Effexor (Venlafaxine)?

The recommended dosage is based on your condition and response.

Effexor (Venlafaxine) is usually taken once a day with food. It is taken either morning or evening. It is to be taken by mouth. Swallow the tablet as a whole do not chew or break it. Drink a glass of water after each dose. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.

What are the side-effects of Effexor (Venlafaxine)?

  • Nervousness
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Strange dreams
  • Drowsiness
  • Blurred vision
  • Dry mouth
  • Increased sweating
  • Changes in appetite or weight
  • Increased blood pressure

Warnings and Precautions

  • Before taking this drug, tell to your doctor if you are allergic to it or if you have any allergies. Tell also to your doctor if you have any medical history or current medications.
  • You should not share this medication with others who have the same symptoms as yours.
  • Do not use this past the expiration date.
  • This may not be prescribed to pregnant women. If you are breastfeeding, talk to your doctor first.
  • Keep this at a dry and clean place.