Mental Health

Venlafaxine

Generic For Effexor XR
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Venlafaxine is a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) used to treat depression. Treatment of depression can require trial of different SNRIs or SSRIs one at a time to find the best fit for you. Noticeable improvements in mood usually appear after 4 weeks of daily use with a recommended trial period of 4 to 12 weeks.

  • Used for the treatment of depression by restoring the balance of both serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain to improve mood
  • Initially dosed at 37.5 mg daily in the morning
  • May increase dose depending on response and tolerability
  • Improvement in physical symptoms within 1 to 2 weeks, and overall well-being after 4 weeks of daily use
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    Side effects may include nausea, drowsiness, dry mouth, constipation, and loss of appetite.

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