• Type: Serotonin-Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitors (Snris)
  • Manufacturer: Pfizer
  • Substance: Venlafaxine
  • Dosage: 37.5mg, 75mg, 150mg
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Effexor in Australia is indicated for treating of depression and panic disorders. This is a prescription medicine. To get it, you should consult your healthcare provider and get a prescription.

Be sure to tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, foods, or substances. Effexor is approved for people over 18 years old. Before using it, you should give the doctor all the information about your health condition, and make sure that the drug will not harm you.

Tell your attending physician about the symptoms that worry you. Tell the doctor if you are taking medications such as Tramadol, Tryptophan, Cimetidine, weight loss drugs, migraine drugs, anti-infection medicines, or any antidepressants, as they may have negative interactions with Effexor.

If you get severe mood swings or suicidal thoughts, you should contact the doctor immediately. Some young patients may get suicidal thoughts after the first doses of Effexor. It is forbidden to stop using Effexor in Australia abruptly due to the high likelihood of dangerous effects.

Your attending physician should know if you have ever experienced the following: heart, liver, or kidney diseases; heavy bleeding; seizures; high blood pressure; cholesterol problems; problems with sexual function; low blood sodium. Tell the doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Effexor may harm the baby and is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women.

During the treatment, you should visit the doctor in a timely manner and tell about any changes that you observe. Your close people should be warned that you are taking drugs to treat depression.

Application Method

The dosage of the drug is prescribed only by the attending physician after the necessary examination. The total daily dose may vary from 75 to 225 mg, depending on the severity of the depressive disorder and the patient's symptoms. In severe forms of the disease, the maximum dosage can be up to 375 mg per day.

The drug is taken daily at the same time with meals. Capsules are taken whole, without chewing, breaking or opening them. Follow all the recommendations of your doctor while using the drug, and carefully read the instructions for use of the medicine before starting the therapy.

If you feel worse during the treatment, contact your doctor immediately. Never change the prescribed dose on your own and do not stop taking the medicine without consulting the doctor. It may take up to 4 weeks for your condition to improve because this drug is not fast-acting.

During the therapy with Effexor, it is recommended to refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages.

Side Effects

Effexor may cause some adverse reactions, and common ones may include: vision problems, insomnia, dizziness, extreme fatigue, nervousness, rapid heartbeat, loss of appetite, dry mouth, tremors.

If you experience any of the following reactions, you should immediately seek medical help: signs of allergy (swelling, itching, rash, etc.), convulsions, breathing problems and chest tightness, nervous system disorders, unexplained bleeding and bruising, severe prolonged headache, severe continuous cough, hallucinations, signs of serotonin syndrome, fever, severe aggressiveness and impulsivity.

If you experience any reactions that disturb you, you should consult your doctor in a timely manner. The adverse effects listed above are not complete. Ask your doctor for complete information about the drug Effexor.

Do not let anybody take your medicine and keep it in a safe, dry place at room temperature, away from children.


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An antidepressant Venlafaxine is a prescription drug often used to treat panic disorder, depressive disorder and anxiety. The drug is contraindicated to people under the age of 18, as well as pregnant or lactating women.