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Venlafaxine IR tabs - Anti depressant

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Venlafaxine is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SSNRIs). Venlafaxine affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression.

Venlafaxine is used to treat major depressive disorder, anxiety, and panic disorder.

Side effects:

  • blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain or swelling, or seeing halos around lights;

  • easy bruising, unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum), purple or red pinpoint spots under your skin;

  • cough, chest tightness, trouble breathing;

  • seizure (convulsions);

  • high levels of serotonin in the body - agitation, hallucinations, fever, fast heart rate, overactive reflexes, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of coordination, fainting;

  • low levels of sodium in the body - headache, confusion, slurred speech, severe weakness, vomiting, loss of coordination, feeling unsteady; or

  • severe nervous system reaction - very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, fast or uneven heartbeats, tremors, feeling like you might pass out.

Common venlafaxine side effects may include:

  • vision changes;

  • nausea, vomiting, diarrhea;

  • changes in appetite or weight;

  • dry mouth, yawning;

  • dizziness, headache, anxiety, feeling nervous;

  • fast heartbeats, tremors or shaking;

  • sleep problems (insomnia), strange dreams, tired feeling;

  • increased sweating; or

  • decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm.

Venlafaxine dosing information

Usual Adult Dose for Depression:

Immediate release:
Initial dose: 37.5 mg orally twice a day or 25 mg orally 3 times a day
Maintenance dose: May increase in daily increments of up to 75 mg at intervals of no less than 4 days
Maximum dose: (moderately depressed outpatients): 225 mg/day
Maximum dose (severely depressed inpatients): 375 mg/day
Daily dosage may be divided in 2 or 3 doses/day

Extended release:
Initial dose: 75 mg orally once daily
Maintenance dose: May increase in daily increments of up to 75 mg at intervals of no less than 4 days
Maximum dose (moderately depressed outpatients): 225 mg/day
Maximum dose (severely depressed inpatients): 375 mg/day

Usual Adult Dose for Anxiety:

For generalized anxiety disorder or social anxiety disorder:
Extended release:
Initial dose: 75 mg orally once daily
Maintenance dose: May increase in daily increments of 75 mg at intervals of no less than 4 days
Maximum dose: 225 mg/day

Usual Adult Dose for Panic Disorder:

Extended-release:
Initial dose: 37.5 mg once a day
Maintenance dose: May increase dose in daily increments of 75 mg at intervals of no less than 7 days
Maximum dose: 225 mg/day

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