Effexor Side Effects:
What may I expect?
are some of the Effexor side effects that may occur?
Effexor side effects cannot really be anticipated, but, if any develop
or change in intensity you should talk with your doctor immediately.
Only your physician can determine if you should continue taking this
antidepressant in spite of your specific Effexor side effects.
Effexor side effects may include:
Abnormal dreams, abnormal ejaculation or orgasms, anxiety, appetite
loss, blurred vision, chills, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, dry
mouth, frequent urination, flushing, gas, headache, impotence,
infection, insomnia, muscle tension, nausea, nervousness, rash,
sleepiness, sweating, tingling feeling, tremor, upset stomach,
vomiting, weakness and yawning
the less common Effexor side effects may include:
Abnormal taste, abnormal thinking, agitation, chest pain, confusion,
decreased sex drive, depression, dilated pupils, dizziness upon
standing up, high blood pressure, itching, loss of identity, rapid
heartbeat, ringing in the ears, trauma, twitching, urinary problems,
rare Effexor side effects have been reported also. Always let your
doctor know immediately if any new or existing side effects change in
should this antidepressant medication not be prescribed?
Effexor side effects are very serious and have been noted when taking
this medication with other drugs of the family of antidepressants
referred to as MAO inhibitors. At times the reaction has actually
been fatal. You should also avoid this medication if you have ever
had an allergic reaction to this or similar medications.
Summary of Effexor side effects:
side effects besides those noted above may also occur, so be very
vigilant in monitoring any negative reactions to this medication when
initiating or changing the dosing or treatment regimen recommended by
your doctor. As always contact your doctor immediately when you have
any concerns or notice any significant Effexor side effects.
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