Negative Effects of Effexor
Effexor® (venlafaxine hydrochloride) is a prescription drug approved used to treat depression, also known as major depression or clinical depression.
Although most people tend to respond well to this medication, there are some potential negative effects of Effexor. All antidepressants can increase the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior, so it is important to watch out for any new symptoms or changes in symptoms.
It is important to tell your healthcare provider if you have glaucoma, high blood pressure, or bipolar disorder before taking Effexor, as the drug could potentially worsen these conditions. You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking because a number of drugs can interact with Effexor and may cause a dangerous group of symptoms called serotonin syndrome.
Some of the most common side effects that have been reported with Effexor include loss of appetite, diarrhea, blurry vision, and body weakness. While most side effects are minor and do not require medical attention, you should notify your healthcare provider immediately if you experience difficulty breathing or swallowing, panic attacks, or problems sleeping.
(Click Effexor Side Effects and Effexor Warnings and Precautions to learn about the other negative effects of Effexor and to find out what other side effects may require immediate medical attention.)