Effexor XR | venlafaxine extended release
Medication Class: Serotonin norepinepherine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI)
Approval date: August, 1997
What is Effexor XR and how does it work
Effexor XR is an antidepressant that increases the concentration of neurotransmitters (serotonin and norepinephrine) in the central nervous system (brain). It is an extended release formulation of Effexor (venlafaxine) that is administered once daily.
What does Effexor XR treat
How effective is Effexor XR
What are interesting facts about Effexor XR
What is the dosage of Effexor XR
75-225 mg orally once daily
What are the side effects of Effexor XR
Common: constipation, dizziness, dry mouth, insomnia, loss of appetite, nausea, nervousness, sexual side effects, sleepiness, sweating, and weakness
Serious: Suicide, mania, serotonin syndrome, seizures, high blood pressure, low blood sodium, bleeding, severe skin reactions. Abrupt withdrawal can cause symptoms such as dizziness, headache, nausea, and mood changes.
Effexor XR drug interactions
How much does Effexor cost
Cost between $5 and $16 per capsule.
How to obtain prescription assistance for Effexor XR
For prescription assistance for Effexor XR visit the Pfizer Patient Assistance Program
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