Hey there, if you type in Effexor into the Search Site at the top of the forum you will pull up a lot of posts on Effexor.
Effexor is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SSNRIs).
Effexor is used to treat major depressive disorder, anxiety, and panic disorder
Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results from the medication. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Take this medication with a full glass of water. Effexor should be taken with food.
Avoid drinking alcohol, which can increase some of the side effects of Effexor
Side effects are more likely to occur, such as:
drowsiness, dizziness, nervousness, or anxiety;
dry mouth, increased sweating;
nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation;
decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm;
headache, blurred vision; tremor or chills; or changes in appetite or weight.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
Hope this helps you.
Kitt, Co-Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
Thanks for your posts they have been very helpful. I think i have decided that i want to give Venlafixine a go and have an appointment on Thursday with my doctor to discuss this so hopfully he will agree this is a good option for me. I would much rather be taking just the one medication than taking two different medications like i am at the moment, hopefully i wont get two bad withdrawl from this medications when or if i change to Effexor.
Thanks to you all
Hi Ben, I have been on mirtazapine for at least 6 years. I tried so many other a/d meds and this is the one that worked for me. My dr. started me at 15 mg, then 30 then up to 45 mg a day taken at nightime as it makes you sleepy. I have had no other side effects from this med. I have been tapered down from 45 to 30 mg now and when I made the change which was immediate, I honestly could not tell the difference. Oh yes, one big difference - my appetite decreased and I lost 40 lbs. So here is one person who has had very good success with mirtazapine. Just wanted to let you know my story.