Effexor, a brand-name version of Venlafaxine, is available by prescription in tablet and capsule form in different strengths. Effexor is an antidepressant medication of the serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor class. It is used to treat major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social phobia. You can save on brand name and generic Effexor by filling prescriptions online at our Online Pharmacy.
Effexor (Venlafaxine) 37.5mg
Effexor (Venlafaxine) 75mg
Effexor (Venlafaxine) 150mg
Effexor (Venlafaxine) 225mg
Why is Effexor prescribed?
Effexor (Venlafaxine) helps in treating depression besides treating generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and panic disorder. The medicine increases the amounts of natural brain substances such as serotonin and norepinephrine that helps in maintaining mental balance
How should Effexor medicine be used?
This tablet or extended-release capsule can be taken orally two or three times with food daily. However, generally, the extended-release capsule is taken once a day either in the morning or evening. Do take this medicine around the same time every day to avoid missing a dose and take the medicine as advised by the doctor.
What if I miss the dose of Effexor?
If you forget a dose take it immediately when you remember. You must skip the missed dose if it is time for your next scheduled dose. Extended-release capsules should not be taken more than once a day.
What are the side effects of Effexor ?
Weakness, dizziness, headaches, nausea, constipation, gas, heartburn, dry mouth, loss of appetite, uncontrollable shaking of body parts, muscle tightness, hot flashes, burning, pain, tingling or numbness in the body, the problem in urinating, ringing in the ears, sore throat, chills, and enlarged pupils are few of the side-effects caused by Effexor (Venlafaxine).
Mixing venlafaxine with therapies that also affect serotonin levels, such as other antidepressants, linezolid, lithium, tramadol and St. John’s wort, can cause a condition called serotonin syndrome that raises blood pressure, heart rate and body temperature.
Let your doctor know if you are allergic to this or any other medicine. If you are taking isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar), and tranylcypromine (Parnate), or if you have stopped taking one of these medications within the past 14 days, inform your doctor. In case you have planned to undergo any surgery or if you are pregnant or plan to get pregnant, inform you, doctor.
Is Generic available for this medicine?
Yes, the generic equivalent to Effexor is: Venlafaxine.
Can I buy Effexor without prescription?
No, a valid prescription is required for this medication.
Safety and storage?
- Keep it away from moisture and heat
- It is advised to store the medicine at the room temperature
- Keep it out of reach from children and pets
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