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Effexor Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Effexor is used to treat depression. The symptoms usually such as changes in appetite, sleep habits, and decreased sex drive, increased fatigue, feelings of guilt or worthlessness. It is also prescribed to relieve abnormal anxiety.

Effexor Dosage

For adults, the usual starting dosage is 75-milligram every day.

Uses of Effexor

  • This medication is an antidepressant used in the treatment of depression in adults.
  • It may also be used for other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Effexor

Before taken effexor medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking effexor. Side effects may include:

  • Abnormal ejaculation/orgasm
  • Blurred vision
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Impotence
  • Nausea
  • Sleepiness
  • Tremor
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness, weight loss
  • Abnormal dreams

Warnings and precautions before taking Effexor:

  • Effexor sometimes may be causes an increase in blood pressure. If this happens, then your doctor may need to reduce your dose or may also be discontinue the drug.
  • You should use Effexor with caution if you've recently had a heart attack, or have an overactive thyroid gland.
  • Effexor may also cause cholesterol levels to rise, if you will take it for 3 months or longer.
  • After taken Effexor, it may also cause you to feel drowsy or less alert and may also affect your judgment. So, you should be avoid driving or operating dangerous machinery or do not participating in any hazardous activity that requires full mental alertness.

Drug Interaction :-If you are taking effexor with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So you should consult your doctor before combining effexor with other drugs that affect the central nervous system, such as lithium, weight-loss products such as phentermine, tranquilizers, and antipsychotic medicines such as Haldol, and other antidepressants such as Celexa, Prozac, Tofranil, and Zoloft.


After taken effexor if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of effexor overdose may include:

  • Sleepiness
  • Vertigo
  • Rapid or slow heartbeat
  • Low blood pressure
  • Seizures
  • Coma.

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