EFFEXOR XR (VENLAFAXINE XR)
Effexor XR Description
Effexor XR is a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SSNRI) antidepressant that can be prescribed if you have an anxiety or panic disorder, or major depressive disorder. Effexor XR or the generic alternative Venlafaxine XR will balance 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. Rather than being released into your system all at once, this extended-release medication will be released gradually throughout the day, to help ensure that it stays at a more constant level in your system.
Conditions Treated by Effexor XR
In addition to being prescribed to treat depression disorders, Effexor XR or generic Venlafaxine XR may be prescribed to treat nerve pain. Effexor XR may significantly reduce the pain associated with diabetic neuropathy, a form of nerve damage that is characterized by numbness, tingling and pain in the legs and other extremities. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
Warnings for 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, previous heart attack), high cholesterol, kidney disease, liver disease, seizure disorder, thyroid disease. You should not stop taking Effexor XR unless directed to do so by your doctor.
Possible Side Effects of Effexor XR
· Dry mouth
· Reduced sex drive
· Increased sweating
· Mild nausea
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