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Antidepressant Effexor XR

Effexor XR Pill

The other name used for this psychotropic medication is Venlafaxine. It belongs to the group of antidepressant drugs known as selective serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SSNRIs). People suffering from depression, have chemical imbalances in the brain. This medication makes significant changes in the neurotransmitters present in the brain to minimize the symptoms associated with particularly depression, and other types of psychological disorders. Particularly the norepinephrine and serotonin are altered in the brain. It is also used for treating anxiety related disorders.

Uses of Effexor XR

As mentioned above, Effexor XR has several uses. They are:

Some of the off-label uses involved are:


Side-effects of Effexor XR

Any medication, especially a psychotropic one that can cross the BBB (Brain Blood Barrier) is supposed to bring about unnecessary side-effects along that may be severe in nature. The common ones are mentioned below:

Major Side-effects

Minor Side-effects


If any patient is suffering from any of the underlying medical conditions, he/she must not be allowed to use Effexor XR. They are:

Effexor XR and Pregnancy

Effexor XR is not really safe for an expecting mother; the doctor must be informed in advance in case the patient is planning to get pregnant. It has been assigned the pregnancy category B2 and C. Animal studies have shown potential risks.

Mode of Ingestion

Effexor XR is administered through the mouth.

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