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Buy Effexor XR or Generic Venlafaxine XR Online

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Product description medically reviewed by Dr. Ami Patel, PharmD (November 20, 2020)

About Effexor XR and How it Works

Effexor XR is a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SSNRI) antidepressant that may be prescribed to treat anxiety or panic disorder, or major depressive disorder.

Chemical compounds in the brain known as neurotransmitters act as chemical messengers between the nerve cells. When two of these neurotransmitters known as serotonin and noradrenaline are released from nerve cells, they act to lighten the mood. However, when these chemicals are reabsorbed into nerve cells, they no longer have this mood lightening effect.

Effexor XR prevents serotonin and noradrenaline from being reabsorbed to prolong the mood lightening effect to treat depression. Rather than being released into your system all at once, this extended-release medication is released gradually throughout the day, to help ensure that it stays at a more constant level in your system.

Effexor XR or generic Venlafaxine XR balances certain brain chemicals, which should lessen symptoms such as feeling guilty or worthless, loss of interest in activities once enjoyed, difficulty concentrating/making decisions, suicidal thoughts, significant weight loss/gain, insomnia or oversleeping, and loss of energy.

What is the Active Ingredient in Effexor XR?

The active ingredient in Effexor XR is Venlafaxine XR. When you shop at, you have the option to buy Effexor XR or the less expensive generic Venlafaxine XR online. Generic drugs such as Venlafaxine XR are less costly than brand name drugs and have the same active medicinal ingredients as their brand name counterparts. Generic Venlafaxine XR is available at a fraction of the cost of Effexor XR. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

Conditions Treated by Effexor XR

Effexor XR may be prescribed to treat Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), a condition which is characterized by excessive, exaggerated anxiety and worry about everyday life events with no obvious reasons for worry. The anxiety may dominate a person’s life so that it interferes with daily functioning, including work, school, and relationships. GAD may also affect physical well-being, with symptoms such as muscle tension, headaches, tiredness, and nausea.

Before You Take Effexor XR

Before taking Effexor XR, advise your doctor of your complete medical history, especially of:

  • Bleeding problems
  • Personal or family history of glaucoma
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart problems (such as heart failure or previous heart attack)
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Seizure disorder
  • Thyroid disorder
  • Low Sodium in your blood
  • Other mental health problems like bipolar disorder
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding

Your doctor will also need to know about any over-the-counter medications or Rx drugs you are presently taking (especially MAOI medicines, linezolid, migraine headache medicine, blood thinners including aspirin, heartburn medicine like cimetidine, or NSAID pain relievers) to help determine the appropriate Effexor XR dosage for you.

Effexor XR Precautions

You should not suddenly stop taking this medicine, as this can cause withdrawal symptoms. These temporary symptoms can be avoided by consulting with your doctor to stop the medication gradually. You should not drink alcohol while taking Effexor XR. This medication may cause drowsiness, blurred vision, or dizziness. Avoid driving or performing any tasks that require you to be mentally alert until you know how Effexor XR affects you.

Possible Effexor XR Side Effects

  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Increased sweating
  • Mild nausea
  • Unusual dreams
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhea or loose stools
  • Feeling tired or sleepy
  • Yawning
  • Tremor or shaking
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling anxious or jittery
  • Headache
  • Increased heart rate

Effexor XR may cause severe side effects including:

  • An increased risk of suicide in some children, teenagers or young adults within the first few months of treatment
  • New or sudden changes in behavior, mood, feelings, or thoughts (including aggression)
  • Changes in vision, including eye pain, swelling, or blurry vision
  • Seizures
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Enlarged pupils
  • Sleeplessness
  • Feeling Anxious
  • Low salt levels in the blood
  • Abnormal bleeding or bruising
  • High cholesterol
  • Lung problems, trouble breathing, or pneumonia
  • Severe allergic reaction that results in swelling of the face, trouble breathing, and rash with fever or joint pain

If you experience any serious Effexor XR side effects, call your doctor and seek immediate medical help.

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Effexor XR FAQ's

  • What is Effexor XR?

    Effexor XR or Venlafaxine XR generic is an extended release medication that is prescribed to treat depression.

  • How long does it take for Effexor XR to work?

    It can take from 2 to 4 weeks before Venlafaxine XR begins to work.

  • What is the difference between Effexor XR and Effexor?

    Both Effexor medications provide the same dosage of anti-depressant medication; Effexor XR is a prolonged release medication that dissolves over a period of time, while Effexor is an immediate release medication.

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