Generic Name -Venlafaxine
Category - Anti-Depressant
Generic Effexor is indicated to relieve symptoms of depression, generalized anxiety disorder, and social anxiety disorder (social phobia). Venlafaxine (Generic Effexor) is an antidepressant medication. It works by affecting the chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression or anxiety.
Generic for Effexor Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic Effexor is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic Effexor should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
Heart disease or blood pressure
Seizures or epilepsy
A history of manioc or bipolar disorder
Increased pressure in the eye or narrow-angle glaucoma
Increased level of cholesterol in the blood.
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic Effexor. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI)
Generic for Effexor Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericEffexor
The usual recommended dosage of Generic Effexor for Depression is 75 milligrams a day, divided into 2 or 3 smaller doses, and taken with food. If needed, the doctor may gradually increase the daily dose in steps of no more than 75 milligrams at a time up to a maximum of 375 milligrams per day.
Generic for Effexor Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic Effexor side Effects include agitation, anxiety, or restlessness, especially in the first week of treatment or when doses are changed, changes in vision (blurred vision), sexual difficulties (abnormal ejaculation or orgasm, difficult or painful erections, impotence), vomiting and abnormal body movements.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic Effexor.
Generic for Effexor and Pregnancy
Studies do not indicate whether Generic Effexor will be harmful to an unborn baby. Hence, do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.
Generic for Effexor and Breastfeeding
Generic Effexor passes into breast milk and may affect a nursing baby. Therefore, do not take Generic Effexor without first talking to your doctor if you are breast feeding a baby.
Generic for Effexor and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic Effexor in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Effexor and Geriatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic Effexor in geriatric patients have not been established.
The above information about Generic Effexor serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.