Effexor is an antidepressant with a long-term accumulating effect. It contains Venlafaxine which inhibits the reuptake of serotonin and noradrenaline and restores a normal emotional balance.
Effexor has a positive influence on the various elements of the depressive syndrome (fear, apathy, low working capacity, reduced psychomotor reactions, and others). This antidepressant also blocks anxiety and agitation, and therefore it may be used in the combined psychological disorders.
A positive therapeutic effect of Effexor is conditioned by the accumulation of Venflaxacine in the cells of the central nervous system and brain. It stimulates the high concentration of serotonin and noradrenaline. An accumulating effect has its pluses and minuses.
A minus of Effexor is its action (it begins acting in 3-4 weeks after the beginning of the treatment). Many patients stop the treatment before time because they do not feel the improvement of the depression symptoms. In fact, this is a peculiarity of Venlafaxine.
A plus of Effexor is a long-term functioning even after the end of the therapy. If the treatment was successful and was according to the medical recommendations, a risk of a relapse is minimal.
In wha tdose is Effexor used?
Effexor is used during any forms of depression especially if it is accompanied by the anxiety. A form of depression is very important during the prescription of Effexor because an individual dose depends on the severity of symptoms and length of a disease.
If light depression or a prolonged bad mood, Effexor is used in the dose of 37,5 2 times per day, or 1 capsule of Effexor 75 mg per day.
If a depression is chronic or accompanied by a severe emotional stress, or anxiety, a daily dose of Effexor is gradually increased up to 225 mg per day.
Using the maximal daily dose of Effexor 225 mg, the drug is used 3 times per day, in the dose of 75 mg. The capsules should be used with food, with a half of the glass of water.
Do not mix the capsules of Effexor food, do not add it to water, and do not break it. A capsule protects the active ingredient from the destruction in the stomach.
- A daily dose of Effexor should be lowered by 25-50% during the dysfunction of kidneys
- The treatment should be gradually stopped. If the depression treatment lasts for more than 8 weeks, a cessation period should last for at least 2 weeks
- Do not take Effexor during pregnancy. If pregnancy occurred during the treatment, stop taking the capsules
- Effexor is not prescribed patients under 18 years old and patients taking MAO inhibitors
Using Effexor does not often cause side effects but the human reaction is unpredictable. Therefore, you should be ready that using Effexor may cause dizziness, fatigue, asthenia, insomnia, tremor, nausea, poor appetite, and low libido.
An erectile dysfunction is a rare symptom after the use of Effexor but if a man has a disposition to this sexual disorder, potency problems may be observed during or after the use of the capsules.