Indications and Usage for Effexor

Effexor tablets are indicated for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD).depression
The 6 week clinical study was held to assess the efficacy of Effexor in the treatment of MDD. Patients with MDD and melancholia who used Effexor benefited from the treatment significantly compared with patients who were administered placebo.
Patients with episode of depression usually demonstrate the following symptoms which last for more than 2 weeks:
•    Insomnia;
•    Phychomotor agitation or retardation;
•    Appetite changes;
•    No interest in everyday activities;
•    Increased fatigue;
•    Mood changes, persistent sad mood or feelings.
Besides patients with major depression can have suicide thoughts or attempts.
Effexor extended-release capsules hold its antidepressant effect for up to 26 weeks after 8 weeks of acute treatment. The treatment of acute periods of depression should be initiated as soon as possible. Drug choice is usually made by a doctor. If you decide to use this medicine consult your doctor first.

Effexor’s results

iCAHO63BXThis drug saved my life two years ago. I feeling as if suicide would be the only way out, I was extremely anxious and stressed. Effexor turned all my life around. My social circle has increased tenfold,I have gotten two promotions at my job,  and I always feel on top of my game. The withdrawals do suck at first if you forget a dose. I’m glad I did, but I was scared to try Effexor at first.


This drug  is an antidepressant in a group of medicine called SSNRIs* . Effexor is used to treat major anxiety, depressive disorder, panic disorder .

Venlafaxine  may cause depression, because affects chemicals in the brain.

 *selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors

Important information


If you miss a dose

Take the missed dose of Effexor at once as posible. You shouldn’t take extra drug to make up the missed dose of Effexor.

You should avoid while taking this drug  

Don’t drink alcohol,if you take Effexor, because alcohol can increase side effects of this drug.   Very important to know that this drug  may impair your reactions and thinking . Be careful if you drive a car, after take Effexor


Call at once your doctor!!!    Symptoms of overdosemay include fast heart rate,vomiting,  blurred vision,seizure or extreme drowsiness.

Before taking Effexor

You should not take this drug if you have any allergic reaction to desvenlafaxine (Pristiq),venlafaxin, or if you are also using MAOI (a monoamine oxidase inhibitor) such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), rasagiline (Azilect), furazolidone (Furoxone), phenelzine (Nardil) or tranylcypromine (Parnate) or selegiline (Emsam, Eldepryl ).   Do not take this drug together with desvenlafaxine (Pristiq).

And also consult with health care provider if you have the next problems, such as:

• manic depression;

• blood clotting disorder  ;

• liver disease (cirrhosis);

• high blood pressure;

• kidney disease;

• seizures or epilepsy ;

• glaucoma;

• if you are switching to this drug from another antidepressant;

• high cholesterol;


• if you have a low levels of sodium in your blood.

Effexor with other drugs

Call your health care provider if you take or want to take the next drugs:

• ketoconazole (Nizoral);

• warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);

• linezolid (Zyvox);

• lithium (LithoBid,Eskalith);

• zolmitriptan (Zomig), frovatriptan (Frova), almotriptan (Axert), naratriptan (Amerge), sumatriptan (Imitrex), rizatriptan (Maxalt).

• cimetidine (Tagamet HB,Tagamet );

• tramadol (Ultracet, Ultram);

• risperidone (Risperdal) or haloperidol (Haldol);

• tryptophan (sometimes called L-tryptophan);

• any other antidepressant.


Less serious side effects of Effexor

• blurred vision;

• strange dreams;

•  dizziness,drowsiness, feeling nervous;

• increased sweating;

• changes in weight or appetite ;

• constipation;

• dry mouth;

• impotence,difficulty having an orgasm, decreased sex drive;

• mild nausea.

Side effects

Very important call your doctor at once, if you have new symptoms or allergic reaction. Worsening symptoms may be the next: behavior changes, panic attacks,if you have thoughts about  hurting yourself,anxiety, trouble sleeping, or if you feel irritable,impulsive, hostile,agitated,  hyperactive (physically or mentally ), restless,  aggressive, more depressed.

Side effects:

• convulsions;

• very stiff (rigid) muscles,feeling like you might pass out, confusion,  sweating,uneven or fast   heartbeats, tremors, high fever;

• agitation, fast heart rate,  fever,  nausea,overactive reflexes, vomiting, loss of coordination, chest tightness;

• headache, trouble concentrating, memory problems, weakness, feeling unsteady,confusion,  hallucinations, fainting  or breathing that stops or shallow breathing;

• trouble breathing, cough; or

• easy bruising.