Effexor is a synthetic derivative of phenthylamine and a prescription antidepressant first marketed by Wyeth in 1993 under the names Effexor and Effexor XR (extended-release). Effexor affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression. Effexor is prescribed for the treatment of depression-that is, a continuing depression that interferes with daily functioning. Effexor is believed to work by affecting the levels of 2 naturally occurring chemicals in the brain serotonin and norepinephrine. It affects chemicals in your brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression. The recommended initial dosage for Effexor is 75mg per day, given in two or three divided doses with food. Depending on tolerability and the need for further clinical effect, the dose may be increased to 150mg per day, increased further to 225mg per day if needed. The most frequent side effects of Effexor use include somnolence, nervousness, insomnia, dizziness, dry mouth, anxiety, changes in urination, fatigue, vertigo, vivid dreams, electric-shock like sensations, increased blood pressure, gastrointestinal distress, nausea, headache, asthenia, sweating in men.
Side Effects of Effexor
Some common side effects reported with this medicine include:
Warnings and precautions before taking Effexor
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