Effexor Drug Information
Effexor® (venlafaxine hydrochloride) is an antidepressant that belongs to a class of drugs called serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors. It is approved for the treatment of depression in adults. The medication comes in tablet form and is available by prescription only.
In order to help ensure the safe use of Effexor, drug information should first be discussed with your healthcare provider before treatment begins. It is important to tell your healthcare provider about all other conditions you have before taking Effexor, including bipolar disorder, liver disease, or high blood pressure. You should also talk to your healthcare provider about the risks associated with antidepressant use.
Most people tolerate Effexor well, but as with any medication, side effects are possible. Some of the most common side effects that have been reported with this antidepressant include dizziness, loss of appetite, insomnia, and sweating.
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