Nervousness, Nightmare, Palpitations, Irregular menstrual cycle, Abnormal urination during the day, Abnormal visual accomodation, Anorgasmia (decreased orgasm), Chills, Confusion, Constipation, Decreased libido, Depersonalisation (feelings of being outside the body), Dilation of the pupil of the eye, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Ejaculation disorder, Headache, Increased cholesterol level in blood, Impaired urination, Impotence, Increased blood pressure, Increased muscle contractions, Increased sweating, Insomnia, Loss of appetite, Nausea, Sedation, Suicidal thoughts, Tremor, Vasodilation, Visual impairment, Vomiting, Weakness, Weight loss, Yawning, Abnormal sensation in skin
Frequently Ask Questions:
Q. Is venlafaxine an SSRI/MAOI/narcotic/ antipsychotic/ sedating/benzodiazepine?
Venlafaxine is an antidepressant drug. In animal studies, it is found to have serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) activity. It is not a narcotic/ antipsychotic/ sedating/ benzodiazepine
Q. Is venlafaxine safe?
Venlafaxine is safe if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor for a particular disease condition
Q. Is venlafaxine the same as Effexor?
Yes, Effexor is a brand name of drug containing venlafaxine
Q. Can I take Effexor/venlafaxine forever?
No, patient should take Effexor/venlafaxine for prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Can I take Effexor (venlafaxine) with Mucinex (guaifenesin)?
Taking Effexor (venlafaxine) with Mucinex (guaifenesin) does not cause any harmful effects. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use
Q. Can I take venlafaxine or Effexor with Xanax (alprazolam)/diazepam/ mirtazapine/ tramadol/ hydrocodone/ Wellbutrin (bupropion)?
Taking Effexor (venlafaxine) with Xanax (alprazolam)/ diazepam/ mirtazapine/ tramadol/ hydrocodone/ Wellbutrin (bupropion) may cause harmful effects such as fits, dizziness, and serotonin syndrome. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use
Q. Does venlafaxine contain MAOI?
No, it does not contain monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)
Q. Does venlafaxine affect birth control/ affect libido/ cause memory loss?
These side effects are observed with venlafaxine use. Consult your doctor if you experience one or more such symptoms
Q. Does venlafaxine help with anxiety/ pain/to lose weight?
Venlafaxine is used to treat major depressive episodes and to prevent recurrence of such episodes. Its use in anxiety, pain and to lose weight is not established. Please follow doctor's advice regarding its use.