A prescription drug called Effexor (venlafaxine) is used to treat severe depression. It belongs to the SNRI (serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors) class of antidepressants. Effexor restores the balance of brain chemicals that can become out of balance and lead to depression. Users of Welzo can use this article for informational purposes to better understand Effexor.

Side Effects

Typical adverse reactions to Effexor include:




-difficulty sleeping,




mouth arid

Serious side effects of Effexor could include:

-suicidal ideas or deeds;

-manic-depressive episode in bipolar disorder;

-convulsions or seizures;

-hypertension, or high blood pressure;

stroke, heart attack, or blood clot."

A prescription drug called Effexor (venlafaxine) is used to treat severe depression. It belongs to the SNRI antidepressant class.


There are two types of Effexor: Effexor XR and Effexor immediate-release.

The standard starting dose of Effexor for depression is 75 mg per day, divided into two doses.

Your Effexor dosage may need to be lower than the recommended starting dose if you have kidney disease.

It is best to take Effexor with food. The capsules for Effexor XR should not be opened, chewed, or crushed before being taken.


Major depressive disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder (social phobia) are all conditions that are treated with Effexor.


If you have an allergy to venlafaxine or desvenlafaxine (Pristiq), or if you are receiving treatment with methylene blue injection, you should avoid taking Effexor.

After taking an MAO inhibitor for two weeks, avoid taking Effexor. There may be a harmful drug interaction. Isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine are examples of MAO inhibitors.

If you have untreated or uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma, you shouldn't take Effexor.

Pregnancy-related use of Effexor may result in the baby having serious lung issues or other issues. If you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant, let your doctor know.

Because Effexor may enter breast milk and have negative effects on a nursing infant, it is not recommended that you breastfeed while taking it.

Your blood pressure may go up if you take Effexor. Regularly check your blood pressure.