Generic Effexor® : VENLAFAXINE
Venlafaxine is the chemical name of the active ingredient in Effexor®
Effexor® is the registered trademark of Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
Medication information about generic Effexor
Important information about usage, risks and possible side-effects..
Tablets/Capsules Chemical Name: VENLAFAXINE ( VEN-la-fax-een)
Possible Uses of Effexor: This medicine is an antidepressant used to treat depression. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Before using Effexor: Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with this medicine. INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE if you are also taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor ( MAOI), fenfluramine, dexfenfluramine, sibutramine, or tramadol. ADDITIONAL MONITORING OF YOUR DOSE OR CONDITION may be needed if you are taking cyproheptadine or lithium. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding.
How to take Effexor: Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. TAKE THIS MEDICINE with food.
Precautions When Using Effexor: DO NOT STOP TAKING THIS MEDICINE without first checking with your doctor. DO NOT DRIVE, OPERATE MACHINERY, OR DO ANYTHING ELSE THAT COULD BE DANGEROUS until you know how you react to this medicine. Using this medicine alone, with other medicines, or with alcohol may lessen your ability to drive or to perform other potentially dangerous tasks. THIS MEDICINE WILL ADD TO THE EFFECTS of alcohol and other depressants. Ask your pharmacist if you have questions about which medicines are depressants. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINE, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any medicine that contains dextromethorphan. FOR WOMEN: IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy. IT IS UNKNOWN IF THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED in breast milk. IF YOU ARE OR WILL BE BREAST-FEEDING while you are using this medicine, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.
Side Effects of Effexor: SIDE EFFECTS, that may go away during treatment, include drowsiness, dizziness, weakness, nausea, decreased appetite, dry mouth, constipation, change in sexual function, increased sweating, nervousness, or tremor. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience continuing headache, blurred vision, or continued weight loss. If you notice any unusual effects, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
Drug Interactions of Effexor: Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects or prevent a medicine from doing its job.Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take with and without a prescription.
Missed dose of Effexor: IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE and you are taking 1 dose daily, take the missed dose if you remember the same day. Skip the missed dose if you do not remember until the next day. do not double the next dose
Storage of Effexor: Store at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.
Other Information of Effexor: DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the reach of children. IF USING THIS MEDICINE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, obtain refills before your supply runs out.