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What you should know about Effexor:
A variety of people have come across the drug, Effexor in either one or two occasions. However, not so many people really know more about this drug. Effexor is a drug that is also known to other people as Venlafaxine. It is an antidepressant that is classified among the drugs that are known as selective Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SSNRIs). The drug mainly operates by attacking chemicals in the brain in case there is some kind of unbalancing in them that may lead to depression. As an antidepressant, Effexor is effective for the treatment of depressive disorders, panic disorders and anxiety. The drug is available in capsule form.
How to take Effexor:
It is always advisable that just like other prescription drugs; you should take Effexor strictly as prescribed by your doctor. It can be taken with a glass of water or even food. In case you may not want to swallow it, you can open the capsule and sprinkle the medicine onto your food like over a small amount of applesauce.
Dosage:
One thing that you should take note of is that the dosage that is prescribed to a patient will be based upon their condition. However, the starting dose of Effexor for those who are suffering from depression should be 75mg for one day. This can be split into two or even three smaller doses that are spread throughout the day. In case the dosage that is prescribed to you is not able to alleviate the symptoms, your doctor can be able to make alterations on it. However, even with the alterations, the highest dose that one can take per day should not exceed 225mg.
To maintain an even level of the medicine in your system, it is advisable that you take the medication at the same time daily. However, you have to take it as prescribed. In case you miss a dose, you should take it as soon as you remember but in case you remember just when the schedule for the next dose is on the dot then it is advisable that you do not take a double dose. An overdose of Effexor can lead to certain side effects.
Side Effects:
Just like other drugs, Effexor also has got side effects that include blurred vision, loss of appetite, fast heart rate, vomiting, convulsions, decreased sex drive, mild nausea, changes in taste, sweating among others. However, you should consult your doctor in case the side effects get severe. Do not just stop taking the dose without consulting your doctor since that may also lead to severe symptoms.
Precautions:
In case you are taking Effexor, it is advisable that you avoid drinking alcohol since that may reduce the effectiveness of the drug and even lead to other side effects. It should also be noted that Effexor can lead to allergic reactions with certain medications or those ones that contain MAOI, Venlafaxine among others that your doctor will be able to tell you. Effexor can also harm the unborn baby and it is not recommended for mothers who are in the last stages of pregnancy. You should also avoid activities that require alertness after taking the drug.
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