Venlafaxine Side Effects
Rare Venlafaxine Side Effects
There are other possible venlafaxine side effects that can occur. These rare side effects occur in less than 1 percent of people. It is difficult to tell whether these side effects are actually caused by the medication itself or something else.
Some of these rare venlafaxine side effects include but are not limited to:
- Chest pain
- Face swelling
Irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
Swelling of the tongue
- Mouth ulcers
- Muscle and bone pain
- Abnormal bleeding or bruising
- Liver problems
- Mania or hypomania
- Decreases in blood sodium levels
- Sleep apnea
- Enlarged prostate (known medically as benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH)
- Seizures (see Effexor and Seizures)
- Hair loss (see Effexor and Hair Loss).
Venlafaxine Side Effects: Summary
It is possible that you may experience some or none of these venlafaxine side effects explained above. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects during treatment with venlafaxine. Also let your healthcare provider know if you develop something that "just does not seem right" during treatment with the medicine. While it may not be a side effect of venlafaxine, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.