Side effects of being on venlafaxine (effexor)?

Mostly gi. Remember not everyone gets side effects and most go away with time on the med. Initially stomach ache, diarhea or constipation is common but is less with xr. Sexual side effects of delayed orgasm and low libido are dose related. Some gain wt if not careful with diet. Major complaints come from missing doses including dizzines and electric shocks which goes away with taking missed dose.

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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...

How long until side effects stop with Effexor (venlafaxine) 75mg?

Days. The half life (how long it takes for half of the drug to be metabolized) of the parent compound is 5 hours and the active metabolite is 11 hours. It takes about 5 half lives for the drug to be fully metabolized. Thus it should be less than 3 days before the drug is completely metabolized and thus the effects to be gone. I hope this helps. Read more...

Can you tell me about Effexor (venlafaxine) and intense side effects?

Maybe. you'd need to be more specific. EARLY side effects can be sweating, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, restlessness, insomnia OR sleepiness, anxiety. WITHDRAWAL effects if stopped suddenly can be sedation, mood swings, headaches, muscle cramps or heaviness in limbs. Then there's POSSIBLE but UNLIKELY serotonin syndrome with fever, delirium, stiffness and poss death. THATs big one, others milder. Read more...