Effexor Addiction (Venlafaxine)

Effexor Addiction | Use & Abuse

Effexor® | Use:

Most psychiatric drugs are generally considered to be non-addictive but that’s not entirely true. In fact, when Bayer first brought Heroin to the marketplace in 1898 as a cough suppressant they said that Heroin was non-addictive. Can you imagine a professional pharmaceutical corporation stating that heroin is non-addictive? The point is you cannot believe everything you hear. Effexor®/Venlafaxine, an antidepressant (mood elevator), is used to treat depression. Effexor medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses. If you want to stop taking Venlafaxine (Effexor®) and are having difficulty doing so – we can help you through process of Effexor addiction and detox / withdrawal.

Effexor/Venlafaxine comes as a tablet to take by mouth. Effexor is usually taken two or three times a day and should be taken with food. Follow the Effexor directions on your Effexor prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or Effexor pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take Effexor/venlafaxine exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of Effexor or take Effexor more often than prescribed by your doctor.

Continue to take Effexor/venlafaxine even if you feel well. Do not stop taking Effexor/venlafaxine without talking to your doctor, especially if you have taken large Effexor doses for a long time. Your doctor probably will want to decrease your Effexor dose gradually. This Effexor drug must be taken regularly for a few weeks before Effexor’s full effect is felt.

Effexor Addiction Precautions & Side Effects:

Warnings for those taking Effexor®/venlafaxine,

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  • Are you also taking, especially anticoagulants [warfarin (Coumadin)]; cimetidine (Tagamet); indinavir (Crixivan); lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid), medication for high blood pressure; muscle relaxants; sedatives; sleeping pills; tranquilizers; and vitamins.

  • Have ever had difficulty urinating, elevated intraocular pressure, or liver, kidney, or heart disease.

  • If you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking Effexor/venlafaxine.

  • You should know that this Effexor drug may make you drowsy. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how this Effexor drug affects you.

  • Remember that alcohol can add to the drowsiness caused by this Effexor drug.

Effexor® Side Effects:

Side effects from Effexor/venlafaxine are common:

  • upset stomach
  • drowsiness
  • weakness or tiredness
  • excitement or anxiety
  • insomnia
  • nightmares
  • dry mouth
  • skin more sensitive to sunlight than usual
  • changes in appetite or weight
  • headache

Tell your doctor if any of these Effexor symptoms are severe or do not go away:

  • constipation
  • difficulty urinating
  • frequent urination
  • blurred vision
  • changes in sex drive or ability
  • excessive sweating

If you experience any of the following Effexor symptoms, call your doctor immediately:

  • jaw, neck, and back muscle spasms
  • slow or difficult speech
  • shuffling walk
  • persistent fine tremor or inability to sit still
  • fever
  • difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • severe skin rash
  • yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • irregular heartbeat

Conclusion: Depression and anxiety are real, and can really hinder the ability to carry out a normal lifestyle and live the way you want to live. The exact causes of depression and anxiety haven’t been found yet, but there have been many antidepressant anxiety drugs that have been created to treat people with depression and anxiety, and have allowed them to live a normal life without worrying about the ramifications of depression. We know how baffling addiction is and we know how to help dependent individuals overcome addiction.

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