Effexor

Active Ingredient(s): Venlafaxine
FDA Approved: * December 28, 1993
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 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, Clonazepam, Prazocin and alcohol...

I'm getting concerned about my husband. He has been put on Effexor XR 75 mg, together with Prazosin, and Clonazepam 1 mg, for depression and anxiet and PTSD. When he feels more anxious he will take another Clonazepam, or a half mg of it. I realize his dosages aren't high on these medications but he is also extremely sensitive to meds, so for him this may well be a lot. Lately he has been drinking, after being completely off the alcohol for quite a few years. He will start drinking wine after work, and will drink 3 or more 16 oz glasses. Then he will take another 1.5 of clonazepam some nights, or else 2 Tylenol PM's and go to sleep. I know the drill about drinking and I try not to nag him but I did tell him this pattern is dangerous, against his doctor's instructions and ...

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Effexor long term

been on effexor for about 17yrs i think initially it was fine but over the last eight years find im constantly sick (flue like symptons) tired, non motivated and pretty fed up...But also very scared of being stuck on them now as i know its difficult to come off (was never told this) angry that drs put you on meds send you off and thats it, therapy should be offered also and constant monitoring!!! Feel like i havent been myself for a very long time and i find that really sad i also know life is vey precious but most the time i just want to lay around and be left alone.... ## I feel the same way on it, but I've been on for 2 years. 300 mg a day ## Effexor has been hit by the "opioid epidemic''. The drug no longer works as it should. I remember getting these guys in blister...

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Effexor

I've been on Effexor for about 3 weeks; has anyone had any swelling of the extremities? I do, and I'm thinking of stopping use and returning to wellbutrin and prozac (which I was on before). ## Swelling of the extremities is not a side effect of Effexor; however, high blood pressure is. Since Effexor can raise your blood pressure, you might retain fluid and need a simple water pill or blood pressure pill. I would ask the doctor about this before abandoning the medication,especially if the medication is helping with the depression. ## you might want to go to a grocery store each day for about a week, sit down for five minutes and then take your blood pressure. It should not be any higher than 140/88. That is even a little borderline high. ## when i miss a dose of effector xr i be...

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Tapering off of Effexor XR -- Remove the beads slowly!

I am an MD who was RX Effexor XR for depression over 10 years ago. I took 75mg for many years and felt fine for a long time, but then wanted to get off of it. I would be in a panic if I forgot to take my pill and would experience strange dizzy/buzzing sensation behind my eyes. I was able to taper down to the 37.5mg pretty easily by alternating daily between 75mg/37.5mg. Then I got stuck and tried taking the lower dose every other day or every 36 hours but the side effects were too great. Then luckily, my new partner suggested opening up the capsules and tapering off with beads. I have been doing that now for about a year and a half. The original generic brand capsule had about 39 beads in and I was able to get down to 6 beads. When I tried to stop I couldn't function. I was shocked ...

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Tapering off effexor

Hi, I've been on Effexor/Venlafaxine (delayed release) for about ten years, most of which was at 300mg daily. The side effects have suddenly increased, the most annoying being night sweats so heavy I have to sleep on incontinence bed pads and waterproof cushions, but also I get violent involuntary leg twitches every couple of minutes starting with a pain in my feet at night and I frequently can't sleep (some nights I don't sleep at all). I'm thinking this is seretonin syndrome. I'm in the UK and have tried to see a psychiatrist but no joy.... and my doctor won't change my psych meds.... so I'm stuck. I've heard about tapering by opening the capsules and removing beads. This seems like a good idea. I wondered if anyone out there had tapered from 300mg, wha...

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Esexor 75

Does esexor 75 work as intended? ## Greetings, I was unable to find any drugs under the name Esexor. I was however able to find a drug named Effexor that comes in a 75mg dosage. Is this the medication that you were talking about? Just in case I provided some information below pertaining to Effexor 75mg. According to the National Institute of Health Effexor 75mg, also known as venlafaxine hydrochloride, is indicated for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety disorder (SAD) and panic disorder (PD). This medication should be administered only once a day after a meal, it is instructed to be consistent in administering this medication at the same time every day. The NIH warns that this medication should be administered with fluid ...

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Effexor taper having chest pains, had heart attack 2 mos ago

I had a heart attack on 9-26-16...I was doing decent afterward for several weeks. I decided to go off effexor 150mg. after 10+ years. The reason is because effexor can cause high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and weight gain, all in which I have problems with and especially now I need to control them more. I've been tapering for a month with mild withdrawal, some days better or worse than others. Mostly irritability, vertigo, brain fog, tired all the time, yet I cannot sleep. Headaches come and go and quite a bit of body, muscle, joint aches. What's concerning me at this point is my chest is very sore, left side. I'm wondering if the tapering is causing discomfort? As of 2 days ago I decreased again and am down to 37.5. I thought I'd be feeling a lot worse, maybe tha...

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Should i switch off of Effexor?

I have suffering from what my doctor says is a low grade depression. I physically have no engery to get up and do things i love to do. I decided on my own in the past year to try antidepressants. I started off with prozac but i was allergic. I switched to effexor which i am currently one. Starting dose was 37.5, i went up to 75 after a couple months which i didn't find to help more or less. While one the 75mg i started to sweat a lot while at work. I am a custodian, i do everything at my own pace. I am sweating profusely at work, sweat pouring from my face, underboobs, etc. I an overweight female, losing weight has been a difficult thing for me. My doctor brings up my weight everytime i see her. When i told her i was still having problems with Effexor (which is the only thing thats ...

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effexor mixed 5658 dan

I normally take Effexor and I was wondering if it was alright to mix it with the muscle relaxer 5658 dan ## Hello, Ashley! How are you? No, these two medications should actually not be mixed! They can both increase serotonin levels and it can be life threatening if your levels go to high. Please do not mix these medications, unless your doctor has specifically said that it's safe for you to do so. Learn more Effexor details here. Learn more Cyclobenzaprine details here. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Good catch. This person could have easily ended up with serotonin storm.

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Effexor withdrawal problems

I was perscribed Eddexor XR 75MG for one year after suffering from depression after the death of a family member. 10 days ago I stoped using this medication and I have had strange side effects I contribute to withdrawl. I get waves of tingling thruout my body. Like an electric shock feeling. I wanted to know if anyone else has had this feeling after discontuning Effexor XR. ## i was on effexor for nearly 4 years, a dose of 150mg i had somewhat intense withdraw that lasted for a couple of weeks. i had to comae of them slowly. ## I know EXACTLY what you're going through, Lori. I'm not exactly drug-compliant, I forget easily depending on my stress levels and I take 150mg 2x daily. If I miss a dose I feel the same as you which I've called twitchy. However, recently I realized I ...

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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: (21 results)

Showing the first 20, 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
  • 21695-045 24 Hr Effexor 37.5 mg Extended Release Capsule by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 21695-046 24 Hr Effexor 75 mg Extended Release Capsule by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 21695-047 24 Hr Effexor 150 mg Extended Release Capsule by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 49999-249 24 Hr Effexor 75 mg Extended Release Capsule by Lake Erie Medical Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 49999-599 24 Hr Effexor 150 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.
  • 55154-4218 24 Hr Effexor 75 mg Extended Release Capsule by Cardinal Health
  • 55154-4219 24 Hr Effexor 37.5 mg Extended Release Capsule by Cardinal Health
  • 55154-4223 24 Hr Effexor 150 mg Extended Release Capsule by Cardinal Health
  • 55289-277 24 Hr Effexor 75 mg Extended Release Capsule by Pd-rx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 61919-938 Effexor 50 mg Oral Tablet by Direct Rx
  • 63629-3314 24 Hr Effexor 150 mg Extended Release Capsule by Bryant Ranch Prepack
  • 1 more results ...

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

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Effexor XR to Wellbutrin and Pristiq
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Effexor XR, Clonazepam, Prazocin and alcohol...
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effexor XR
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Effexor XR dosing vs. Wellbutrin SR dosing
Is the efficacy in dosing comparable or the same?? My rheumatologist titrated me off Effexor XR 150mg which I was taking... 5 replies
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