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Effexor XR

venlafaxine
Venlafaxine is a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRIs) antidepressant. Venlafaxine affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression. Venlafaxine is used to treat major depressive disorder, anxiety, and panic disorder. Venlafaxine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
venlafaxine
DRUG TYPE
SSNRI antidepressants

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do not use venlafaxine within 7 days before or 14 days after you have used an MAO inhibitor, such as isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, or tranylcypromine.

Some young people have thoughts about suicide when first taking an antidepressant. Stay alert to changes in your mood or symptoms. Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor.

Do not stop using venlafaxine without first talking to your doctor.

Similar Drugs

Brand Name Examples Supplied As Strength
Effexor XR capsule, extended release 150 mg37.5 mg75 mg
Generic Examples Supplied As Strength
Venlafaxine Hydrochloride ER capsule, extended release 150 mg37.5 mg75 mg
tablet, extended release 150 mg225 mg37.5 mg75 mg

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