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    Effexor
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Effexor, often known as Venlafaxine, is an Antidepressant, an Antianxiety, and Antipanic Agent, and is used to treat mental depression. It is also used to treat certain anxiety disorders or to relieve the symptoms of anxiety.

Be sure to tell your doctor of any allergies you have whether it is to medication or food, preservatives, or dyes. Tell your doctor immediately if you are, or become pregnant, or are breastfeeding, as it is unknown how Effexor may affect your baby. Also, tell your doctor of any other medications you are taking, including vitamins and supplements, and any medical conditions you may have.

Avoid alcohol when taking this medicine.

It is very important that you take this medicine exactly as your doctor tells you to. Do not take more or less medicine than directed, and never stop taking Effexor without discussing it with your doctor first.

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do NOT double doses.

Tell your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur: changes in vision, such as blurred vision; headache; chest pain; fast or irregular heartbeat; mood or mental changes; ringing or buzzing in ears; convulsions; itching or skin rash; lightheadedness or fainting, especially when getting up suddenly from a sitting or lying position; lockjaw; menstrual changes; problems in urinating or in holding urine; swelling; talking, feeling, and acting with excitement and activity you cannot control; or trouble breathing.

Effexor (venlafaxine hydrochloride) is a structurally novel antidepressant for oral administration. It is designated (R/S)-1-[2-(dimethylamino)-1-(4-methoxyphenyl)ethyl] cyclohexanol hydrochloride or (±)-1-[ _-[(dimethyl-amino)methyl]-p-methoxybenzyl] cyclohexanol hydrochloride and has the empirical formula of C17H27NO2 HCl. Its molecular weight is 313.87. Venlafaxine hydrochloride is a white to off-white crystalline solid with a solubility of 572 mg/mL in water (adjusted to ionic strength of 0.2 M with sodium chloride). Its octanol:water (0.2 M sodium chloride) partition coefficient is 0.43. Compressed tablets contain venlafaxine hydrochloride equivalent to 25 mg, 37.5 mg, 50 mg, 75 mg, or 100 mg venlafaxine. Inactive ingredients consist of cellulose, iron oxides, lactose, magnesium stearate, and sodium starch glycolate.

Effexor has the following structural formula:

Effexor chemical 
structure
Generic name: Venlafaxine

Brand name(s): Effexor XR

Similar drugs: Klonopin :: Clonazepam :: Amitriptyline

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.: Add date: 2007-06-25 06:16:36 .: Score: 10

effexor has worked great for me no side effects, I feel normal,without depression

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