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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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I am currently taking venlafaxine(75mg) for anxiety/panic disorder. Once I come off and if I have a relapse, does that mean i'll now be on it for life?

I am currently taking venlafaxine(75mg) for anxiety/panic disorder. Once I come off and if I have a relapse, does that mean i'll now be on it for life?

No, ask doc about:: Unfortunately not uncommon for effexor (venlafaxine) and other norepinephrine increasing antidepressants (eg cymbalta, less so wellbutrin) to cause rebound anxiety unless very very slowly tapered off. If too many times anxiety returns despite good compliance, a trial of a regular ssri ( prozac, lexapro, zoloft, or celexa) can be a much better option. Even if optimal effect- need taken at least 6-8 mo. ...Read more

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I started taking venlafaxine in Dec 2013, now experiencing weird ringing and high pitched noises in my ears?

I started taking venlafaxine in Dec 2013, now experiencing weird ringing and high pitched noises in my ears?

Venlafaxine: Have not seen tinnitus (ringing in ears) listed as a side effect of venlafaxine but it has been associated with hyperacusis, middle & external ear infections as well as loss of hearing. ...Read more

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I ve been on 225mg venlafaxine for a few years prescribed for general anxiety and depression i still feel very low depressed a lot of the time what wo?

Its time to change: It's not uncommon for medications to loose efficacy after a while. There are ways of dealing with it, either switch to another medication or augment the existing medication with another. It important to not forget importance of therapy. Cognitive behavior therapy has been proven to help in anxiety and mood disorders. Please consult your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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I have depression and am on venlafaxine and now im seeing people off to my sides that aren't there is this normal or should I worry?

I have depression and am on venlafaxine and now im seeing people off to my sides that aren't there is this normal or should I worry?

Visual hallucination: Have you missed any doses of effexor (venlafaxine)? Do you take any other meds or supplements? Cases of visual hallucinations have been reported when pts miss doses or abruptly stop the medication. Several drugs (dextro-methorphan, triptans, meperidine, & others) in combination with Effexor (venlafaxine) can cause serotonin syndrome (toxicity) which includes hallucinations. See prescribing doc about this. ...Read more

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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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How to quit effexor (venlafaxine)?

How to quit effexor (venlafaxine)?

Common: commonly can cause discontinuation syndrome. best to come off of it slowly. discuss this option with your physician as stopping it abruptly can lead to discontinuation syndrome. ...Read more

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Venlafaxine 75mg (effexor) side effect?

Venlafaxine 75mg (effexor) side effect?

Effexor (venlafaxine): Like many antidepressants may cause weight gain, fatigue and sexual dysfunction. Usually mild if at all and tremendous benefits in treating depression and anxiety. ...Read more

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Side effects for effexor (venlafaxine)?

There are more: Potential side effects than can be listed in 400 characters or less. Please see: http://www.Drugs.Com/sfx/effexor-side-effects.Html. ...Read more

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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

Effexor (Definition)

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