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Effexor XR (Venlafaxine XR)

TypeDrugMfr.CountryDosageQtyPrice(USD) 
Effexor XR CapsuleBrandTurkey37.5 mg84$59.00
Effexor XR CapsuleBrandTurkey75 mg84$55.00
Effexor XR CapsuleBrandTurkey150 mg84$85.00
Venlafaxine XR CapsuleGenericCanada37.5 mg100$29.00
Venlafaxine XR CapsuleGenericIndia37.5 mg100$29.00
Venlafaxine XR CapsuleGenericCanada75 mg100$105.00
Venlafaxine XR CapsuleGenericIndia75 mg100$99.00
Venlafaxine XR CapsuleGenericIndia150 mg100$45.00
Venlafaxine XR TabletGenericUnited Kingdom225 mg90$275.00

Effexor XR Information

Venlafaxine belongs to the class of antidepressant and anxiolytic medications known as serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). It is used to treat major depressive disorder, anxiety, and panic disorder. Venlafaxine affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression. This medication works on the central nervous system (CNS) to elevate the mood in people with depression by increasing the amount of two chemicals called serotonin and norepinephrine, which are available in certain parts of the brain. Symptoms may begin to improve within two weeks of starting venlafaxine, but it may take several weeks before the full beneficial effects of this medication are felt.

Manufacturer Information

We currently have the brand (is also known as Efexor-XR) from Turkey and the generic from India and UK. It may come from other international suppliers. Effexor XR is available in capsule form and strengths of: 37.5 mg, 75 mg, 150 mg, and 225 mg.

Effexor XR Side Effects

Seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:

• Agitation, hallucinations, fever, fast heart rate, overactive reflexes, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of coordination;
• Cough, chest tightness, trouble breathing;
• Easy bruising;
• Headache, slurred speech, severe weakness, and muscle cramps, feeling unsteady, fainting, shallow breathing (breathing may stop);
• Seizure (convulsions);
• Very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, fast or uneven heartbeats, tremors, feeling like you might pass out

Common side effects include:

• Blurred vision;
• Changes in appetite or weight;
• Decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm;
• Drowsiness, dizziness, weakness, feeling nervous;
• Dry mouth;
• Increased sweating;
• Mild nausea, constipation

Customer Precautions

Antidepressants may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or actions in children, teenagers, and young adults. However, depression and certain other mental problems may also increase the risk of suicide. Speak to your doctor to make sure that the benefits of using the medication outweigh the risks. There may be an interaction between venlafaxine and other medications such as alcohol, anticoagulants (e.g. warfarin), clozapine, dextromethorphan, lithium, metoprolol, tramadol, etc. Consult with your doctor if you are taking any of these medications.

The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

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