Venlafaxine has been studied in both inpatients and outpatients with major depression and compared with placebo and active comparators.
Venlafaxine helps many people recover from depression, and has fewer unwanted effects than older antidepressants.
Venlafaxine tablets and capsules can be either immediate release or extended release.
The degree of ODV binding to human plasma is 30 12 at concentrations ranging from 100 to 500 ng mL. Effexor XR is not indicated for weight loss alone or in combination with other products. Who should not take EFFEXOR XR.
Seek medical attention right away if you have symptoms of serotonin syndrome, such as agitation, hallucinations, fever, sweating, shivering, fast heart rate, muscle stiffness, twitching, loss of coordination, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Concomitant use of aspirin, Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs NSAIDs , warfarin, and other anti-coagulants or other drugs known to affect platelet function may add to this risk. Advise patients, their families and caregivers to look for the emergence of suicidality, worsening of depression, and other psychiatric symptoms anxiety, agitation, panic attacks, insomnia, irritability, hostility, aggressiveness, impulsivity, akathisia, psychomotor restlessness, hypomania, mania, other unusual changes in behavior , especially early during treatment and when the dose is adjusted up or down.
Taking MAO inhibitors with this medication may cause a serious possibly fatal drug interaction. It should be noted, that in some cases the clinical picture is consistent with serotonin syndrome see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS and DRUG INTERACTIONS.
Ask your doctor before use if you are taking the following medications:
People with unstable angina are also at risk of a heart attack because of the atherosclerosis in their arteries.
CNS depressants like alcohol, or alcohol use disorder could contribute to a mood disorder.
TCA, and the two drugs should be coadministered with caution, due to the potential for serious adverse reactions resulting from increased TCA concentrations.
This drug may increase your risk of seizures.
Always take Venlafaxine tablets exactly as your doctor has told you. Speak to your doctor about how any drug interactions are being managed or should be managed. Do not share this medication with others. If you experience symptoms of serotonin syndrome such as agitation, hallucinations, fast heart rate, fever, lack of coordination, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, get immediate medical attention. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent.