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Venlafaxine, Effexor, Efexor, Efectin

Description

Venlafaxine is a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRI) bicyclic antidepressant

Action

SNRI bicyclic antidepressant

Indications

Venlafaxine is used primarily for the treatment of depression, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and panic disorder in adults

Side Effects

anorexia, anxiety, asthenia, blurred vision, constipation, diaphoresis, dizziness, drowsiness, ejaculation dysfunction, hypertension, impotence, insomnia, libido decrease, nausea/vomiting, tremor, weight loss, withdrawal, xerostomia,

Drug-Vitamin-Herb Interactions


Negative interactions:

5-HTP
5-HTP increases levels of serotonin, which increases the risk of serotonin syndrome.

SAMe
SAMe increases levels of serotonin, which increases the risk of serotonin syndrome.

St JohnÕs Wort
St JohnÕs Wort may increase levels of serotonin, which increases the risk of serotonin syndrome.


Positive interactions:

Ginkgo biloba
Ginkgo may help reverse the sexual side effects of SSRIs, including inability to orgasm in women and impotence in men.

 

 

 

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