Effexor XR

Active Ingredient(s): Venlafaxine
FDA Approved: * October 20, 1997
Pharm Company: * WYETH PHARMS INC
Category: Antidepressant

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Effexor XR Overview

Venlafaxine, sold under the brand name Effexor among others, is an antidepressant medication of the serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) class.[4] It is used to treat major depressive disorder (MDD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, and social phobia.[4] It is taken by mouth.[4] Common side effects include loss of appetite, constipation, dry mouth, dizziness, sweating, and sexual problems.[4] Seve...

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Effexor XR to Wellbutrin and Pristiq

Due to weight gain and dwindle effect, my doctor switched my anti-depressant from Effexor XR. He told me to stop the Effexor XR immediately and start the Wellbutrin XL. He said to take the Wellbutrin XL for one week then start the Pristiq. FOr those of you who have stopped Effexor you probably know what I'm going to say next. It started with dizziness, rhythmic pulsating in my head, nausea and generally feeling like a slug. It's like my brain had a severe case of the flu. It was horrible. Now, I'm having with the dizziness and throbbing in my head, what feels like a hot flash but my face gets flushed and very hot. I feel as though I want to throw up. I called the doctor and stopped the Wellbutrin right away after about 3 days. I also called the pharmacist and he told me to t...

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EFFEXOR AND LIBIDO

My boyfriend is on Effexor XR. We have been dating for 10 months and we've been dealing with his very, very low libido. I am very patient with him, but I can see myself eventually running out of patience. We actually haven't been intimate since Mid-July. So at this point it's been 5-months since he's had ANY interest in me. I have been self-reliant, but I am starting to have trouble myself, because I am tired of doing it myself. Recently he saw his PCP to discuss low libido and energy. His PCP seems to think it may be related to sleep apnea, but I don't think he's right. Yes, my boyfriend does have some trouble in that area, but I don't think it's as bad as he thinks it is. I believe the problem is Effoxor, but I certainly don't want him to go off of ...

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Pain Doctor prescribed Effexor XR 37.5 twice a day

Has anybody else been prescribed this medication for hot flashes? I have fibromyglia, CFS, nerve damage in my legs, Osteoarthritis in both knees, herniated disks in my neck, and three bulging disks in my lower back. I also have terrible insomnia. After reading all of the side affects I am afraid to even try it. I am also taking 60mg er mscontin 3 times a day, Valium 10mg 3 times a day, and Xanax 1mg at bedtime for sleep. And D3 2000 iu once a day. Any help would be appreciated. ## Hello, Bettyboob! How are you? Yes, it's actually become very common to prescribe a medication like this for hot flashes and other female hormonal symptoms, since they are not as dangerous a hormonal replacement therapy and usually help with a broad range of symptoms. What side effects have you concerned? ...

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effexor it is ruining my life

I don't even remember how long I have been on Effexor, but I know the day the doctor gave me samples, he said that this is a new medication that I want you to try and see if it doesn't help you more than the others we have tried. HA! That is the joke of the century. I also take sinemet and requip for restless legs syndrome. Little did I know that you are not supposed to mix the medications. Now my body, mind and brain are addicted to all three. I want nothing more than to be off all this medication. I have an appointment tomorrow with my doctor to discuss this option, however, with all I have read, I am almost too scared to try it. I have had the shakes, the electric shocks or short circuit issues in the brain and everything I have heard talked about. It is a shame to think that...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Venlafaxine
  • Capsule, Extended Release: 100mg, 150mg, 37.5mg, 75mg
  • Tablet: 100mg, 12.5mg, 25mg, 37.5mg, 50mg, 75mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Effexor XR: (12 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0008-0833 24 Hr Effexor 75 mg Extended Release Capsule by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Company, a Subsidiary of Pfizer Inc.
  • 0008-0836 24 Hr Effexor 150 mg Extended Release Capsule by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Company, a Subsidiary of Pfizer Inc.
  • 0008-0837 24 Hr Effexor 37.5 mg Extended Release Capsule by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Company, a Subsidiary of Pfizer Inc.
  • 16590-085 24 Hr Effexor 37.5 mg Extended Release Capsule by Stat Rx USA
  • 16590-086 24 Hr Effexor 75 mg Extended Release Capsule by Stat Rx USA
  • 16590-087 24 Hr Effexor 150 mg Extended Release Capsule by Stat Rx USA
  • 24236-913 Effexor 75 mg Oral Capsule, Extended Release by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 24236-963 Effexor 150 mg Oral Capsule, Extended Release by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 49999-249 24 Hr Effexor 75 mg Extended Release Capsule by Lake Erie Medical Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 54868-4252 24 Hr Effexor 150 mg Extended Release Capsule by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-4253 24 Hr Effexor 75 mg Extended Release Capsule by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-4504 24 Hr Effexor 37.5 mg Extended Release Capsule by Physicians Total Care, Inc.

Other drugs which contain Venlafaxine or a similar ingredient: (6 results)

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Hello, i have just started Effexor XR 75 mg this morning for anxiety and panic attacks. Took it 7 hrs ago. So far i feel... 1 reply
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