Effexor (venlafaxine) is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SSNRIs). Venlafaxine affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression.
Effexor is used to treat major depressive disorder, anxiety, and panic disorder.
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of venlafaxine. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Effexor.
Applies to venlafaxine: oral capsule extended release, oral tablet, oral tablet extended release
In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by venlafaxine (the active ingredient contained in Effexor). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.
Effexor (venlafaxine hydrochloride) tablets General dosage information for the active ingredient contained in Effexor: Venlafaxine (oral tablet, oral capsule, extended release, oral tablet, extended release) Other Effexor formulations: Effexor XR (venlafaxine hydrochloride) capsule, extended release Please confirm that the medication forms on the dosage document(s) above are relevant for the specific drug you are interested in.