Side effect(s) of Venlafaxine

Review the side-effects of Venlafaxine as documented in medical literature. The term "side effects" refers to unintended effects that can occur as a result of taking the medication. In majority of the instances these side-effects are mild and easily tolerable, however sometimes they can be more severe and can be detrimental.

If the side effects are not tolerable adjusting the dosage or switching to a different medication can help to manage or overcome side effects. If you have any doubts or questions, we recommend seeking advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

- Widening of blood vessels,high blood pressure, palpitations, fast heart beat, low blood pressure, deep vein blood clot, ECG abnormalities (eg, QT prolongation), irregular heart beat.

  Central Nervous System
- Headache, drowsiness, dizziness, sleeplessness, nervousness, weakness, anxiety, tremor, abnormal dreams, agitation, depression, increased muscle tightness, tingling, twitching, abnormal thinking, confusion, loss of memory, impaired coordination and balance, involuntary movements, shock-like electrical sensations.

- Sweating, rash, itching, redness of the skin, toxic epidermal blistering.

  Eye and ENT
- Throat inflammation, abnormal vision, dilation of pupil, taste perversion, sudden eye pressure, eye bleeding.

- Nausea, dry mouth, loss of appetite, constipation, abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, indigestion, flatulence, eructation, increased appetite,bleeding.

- Abnormal ejaculation, impotence, decreased sexual activity, impaired urination, orgasm disturbance, urinary frequency, albumin in urine, painful menstruation, weak urination, vaginal inflammation, urinary retention.

-Discoloration of skin, decrease in white blood cell, decrease in platelets, and neutrophils.

- Liver function abnormalities, liver damage, necrosis, or failure, and fatty liver.

- Weight loss, edema, weight gain

- Inflammation of bronchus, cough increased, difficulty in breathing, interstitial lung disease.

- Yawning, chills, flu-like syndrome, infection, accidental injury, chest pain, trauma, joint pain, fever, neck pain, chest pain, birth defect, bleeding, increased prolactin, night sweats, high concentration of eosinophils, kidney failure.

Other Precautions :

Avoid abrupt withdrawal. Withdraw gradually over at least 1 to 2 week.

Drug Name : Venlafaxine

Venlafaxine(Effexor) generic is a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SSNRI), prescribed for depression, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and panic disorder. It increases serotonin and norepinephrine levels in the brain that help to maintain mental balance.

Trade Names for Venlafaxine

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