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Effexor Xr

Effexor Xr is the brand name of the drug venlafaxine that is used for treating depression. It belongs to class serotonin-nor epinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI). It was introduced by Wyeth in the year 1993 and now it is distributed by Pfizer. It is precisely used for treating panic disorder, major depressive disorder, social phobia and generalized anxiety disorder.

Mechanism of action

It works by increasing the chemicals used for communicating in the brain. These are neurotransmitters which if imbalances cause depression. Effexor xr inhibits the serotonin reuptake, therefore, restoring the serotonin the brain and body. The common neurotransmitters are dopamine, serotonin and nor epinephrine. It improves the mood and balances the chemicals in brain.

It also indirectly affects the opioid receptors and alpha2- adrenergic receptor. It is also believed that it weakly inhibits dopamine.

Effexor Xr is the brand name of the drug venlafaxine that is used for treating depression

Uses

It is used for treating social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, major depressive disorder, diabetic nephropathy and vasomotor symptoms. It is also used for the treatment of hot flashes during menopause in women and men in cases of prostate cancer but as add-on drugs with other drugs. It is also used in diabetic nephropathy as add on drug. It is also used in reducing episodes of muscle weakness known as cataplexy in sleep disorder narcolepsy.

Dosage and administration

It comes in tablet form and can be given orally with or without food. The usual adult dose given in a patient of panic disorder is 37.5mg orally once a day. If not beneficial you can increase the dose after 4 days of consuming 37.5mg. The usual dose for patients of social phobia is 75mg. The usual dose for patients of generalized anxiety disorder is 75mg; you can increase the dose accordingly. The usual dose of major depressive disorder is 75mg. You can increase the dose up to 225 mg that is the maximum dose.

Side-effects

These are some of the common side-effects:

  • high blood pressure
  • lack or loss of strength
  • severe headache
  • sweating
  • chills
  • constipation
  • decrease in sexual desire
  • diarrhoea
  • drowsiness
  • dry mouth
  • heartburn
  • increased sweating
  • loss of appetite

Some of the rare or less common side-effects:

  • convulsions
  • high fever
  • high or low blood pressure
  • irritability
  • itching or skin rash
  • light-headedness
  • blurred vision
  • chest pain
  • fast or irregular heartbeat
  • mood or mental changes
  • ringing in the ears
  • suicidal thoughts
  • trouble breathing
  • unusually pale skin

Precaution and warning

If you have any prior disease or allergies please tell that to your doctor before taking this medication. Also, it may cause some dizziness and drowsiness so please refrain from driving after taking it. Do not consume alcohol it may cause harmful reactions.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

It is not recommended while pregnant and breastfeeding because it is harmful to the foetus.

Drug interaction

Drugs like warfarin, bupropion, st John wort and ibuprofen as it may cause some false lab results while taking them with Effexor Xr.

Effexor Xr Medication Guide (pdf)