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My mom started taking venlafaxine hcl. Is that a generic version of effexor?

My mom started taking venlafaxine hcl. Is that a generic version of effexor?

Yes: Yes, venlafaxine is the chemical name for effexor. Effexor is a trade name and now there are generic equivalents available. If the prescription bottle says venlafaxine, then it is probably a generic. Effexor = venlafaxine works by essentially enhancing the transmission of serotonin and noradrenaline in the central nervous system. A newer antidepresant, pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) is the metabolite of venlafaxine. ...Read more

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Venlafaxine (Definition)

It belong to classification of snri antidepressant also help anxiety start slow go slow its approved for depression and anxiety disorder there are some common side effects important never stop suddenly always taper slowly if you ever ...Read more


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Please describe the medication: venlafaxine?

Please describe the medication: venlafaxine?

Antidepressant: It belong to classification of snri antidepressant also help anxiety start slow go slow its approved for depression and anxiety disorder there are some common side effects important never stop suddenly always taper slowly if you ever want to stop medication. ...Read more

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Tell me the side effects of venlafaxine?

Tell me the side effects of venlafaxine?

Effexor (venlafaxine): Common ones are upset stomach, headaches, nausea, some elevation in blood pressure, all dose-related. ...Read more

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Iv been on venlafaxine for depresion but havnt been able to leave house even for work and IV lost my job, i don't even want to tell my doctor, ?

Unfortunate: It is unfortunate, you lost the job because of depression. Depression can be treated. Many people are getting benefitted with the treatments available now. Ask yourprimary care physician to refer you to a psychiatrist. There are several other antidepressants available besides venlafaxine. In addition to medication you may need some counselling also. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take passion flower along with venlafaxine and trazodone?

Is it safe to take passion flower along with venlafaxine and trazodone?

Yes, but...: The passion flower is no problem ... But venlafaxine and trazodone together can be a potential problem unless the doses are kept low to average. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to suddenly stop taking carbamazepine 800mg and venlafaxine 150mg?

Is it dangerous to suddenly stop taking carbamazepine 800mg and venlafaxine 150mg?

Yes: There could be an uncomfortable discontinuation syndrome. It would be safer and more comfortable. ...Read more

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Safe amount of acetaminophen a day if I take a Trileptal 1200 mg/day a know inducer of CYP (increased toxic acetaminophen metabolite)?

Safe amount of acetaminophen a day if I take a Trileptal 1200 mg/day a know inducer of CYP (increased toxic acetaminophen metabolite)?

After research: Checked in epocrates which is a respected source of drug information showed nothing in the way of interaction between acetaminophen and trileptal. before taking any action check with your doctor and or pharmacist. Good luck ...Read more

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Effexor (Definition)

Venlafaxine is a non-tricyclic which is a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic ...Read more