Effexor® (venlafaxine hydrochloride) is a prescription medicine that is licensed to treat depression in adults. In previous studies, people who took Effexor had more improvement in their depression symptoms than people who did not take Effexor. Effexor comes in a tablet form and is available in a number of strengths. Potential side effects of the medication may include drowsiness, dry mouth, nausea, or sexual problems. Among the conditions you should let your healthcare provider know about before you take Effexor are glaucoma, seizures or epilepsy, and kidney problems (including kidney failure). Alternatives to Effexor for the treatment of depression can include other antidepressants (such as other serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors) and "talk" therapy.
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