Effexor (venlafaxine) is a medication used to treat symptoms of depression. Venlafaxine improves your mood and energy level and helps restore your interest in the functions of everyday life. Venlafaxine is a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) that restores the natural balance of natural chemicals in the brain.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Effexor include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of venlafaxine.
Is this drug safe to take while pregnant?
This drug is important to take to maintain mood problems, so discuss with your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. This drug passes into breast milk and can have negative effects on nursing infants. Talk to your doctor if you are breast-feeding before starting Effexor.