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Effexor and/or Equivalents

Drug Related Drug Names
Effexor 37.5mg and/or Equivalents Venlafaxine
Effexor 75mg and/or Equivalents Efexor, Venlafaxine
Effexor 150mg and/or Equivalents Venlafaxine


Effexor Drug Description

Effexor is the brand name for the generic drug Venlafaxine hydrochloride and is prescribed for treating panic disorders, anxiety and major depressive disorders. This antidepressant belongs to a class of drugs known as SNRIs or serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor and is available in the form of tablets, extended release tablets and extended release capsules. Venlafaxine or Effexor is not intended for treating tension or anxiety that results from day to day stresses.

Conditions Treated by Effexor

Apart from treating depression, Effexor is also effective against generalised anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and pain. Sometimes doctors prescribe venlafaxine for treating hot flashes in certain patients.

Effexor Dosage Information

a.) Typical Dosage Recommendations

For adult patients suffering from panic disorders, the usual recommended dosage is around 37.5 mg of an extended release capsule once a day for one whole week. You can take it either in the evening or morning. Daily dosage should not exceed 225 mg per day. For anxiety, an adult patient may have to start off with 75 mg of an extended release capsule, once each day, either in the evening or morning. Dosage limitation is 225 mg per day. For treating mental depression in adults, physicians usually recommend 75 mg of an extended release capsule that has to be consumed once a day. If you are taking a tablet, you have to consume a total of 75 mg per day, but please divide the total dose into three or two smaller doses spread across the day. Daily dosage should not exceed 375 mg. Your physician may choose to alter your dosage depending on your response to the drug. In case of children, the physician will determine the dose and usage for all of the above conditions.

b.) Missing a Dose

If you forget to take Effexor at the right time, take it as soon as you remember. But if it is time already for the next dose, do not take double doses or extra doses all at once or on the same day to compensate for missed doses. Throw out your missed dose and return to your original dosing schedule.

c.) Overdosing

Symptoms of overdosing include shaking, trembling, prickling or burning or tingling sensations, faster heartbeat, extreme weakness or tiredness, drowsiness, seizures, convulsions and agitation. Rush the patient to the nearest ER or contact your local poison control center or local emergency helpline if you suspect an overdose.

Effexor Warnings

Tell your physician if you suffer or have suffered from any of the following medical conditions before taking Effexor:


This is a pregnancy category C drug which may or may not be harmful for an unborn foetus. If you are trying to conceive or are already pregnant or are breastfeeding, inform your physician immediately. Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to venlafaxine or any of the ingredients inside Effexor. Various medical studies have shown a disturbing link between the use of antidepressants of this type and an increased tendency towards suicidal behaviour and thoughts in young adults, adolescents and children. Doctors should consider the findings of these studies before prescribing Effexor to patients aged 24 years or younger.

Effexor Side Effects

Serious side effects of Effexor that demand immediate medical intervention are:

Some rare side effects of Effexor are:

Some of the less common side effects of Effexor are:

Once you stop taking Effexor, you may still notice a few side effects that refuse to go away and which may require medical intervention. Contact your physician immediately after noticing any of the following withdrawal side effects:

Effexor Drug Interactions

Effexor has some known drug interactions. Do not take any of the following medicines if you are being treated with Effexor:

This is not a complete list of all the medications and drugs that can possibly interact with Effexor and cause nasty side effects. To be on the safe side, you should provide your pharmacist or physician with a complete list of all the prescription and non-prescription, over the counter drugs and medications you take. This includes herbal pills, herbal health supplements, antacids, weight loss drugs, multi mineral and multi vitamin tablets and capsules and all other kinds of health products, concoctions, pills and supplements.

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Effexor and/or Equivalents warnings, side-effects and general information