Effexor is a new antidepressant with an improved chemical formula that is used to treat depressions accompanying with anxiety, to prevent relapses. It is a potent inhibitor of neuronal reuptake of serotonin and norepinephrine, and also it inhibits the reuptake of dopamine.
Absorption of the drug Effexor after ingestion of a single dose is 92%, bioavailability – 45%. It is white or brown crystalline powder, soluble in water. The drug is available as tablets and sustained-release capsules.
The recommended maximum daily dose of the drug Effexor is 225 mg in the early stages of the disease, and 350 mg – during exacerbation of the disease. The capsules should be taken without chewing at the same time. Upon reaching the therapeutic effect the dose is gradually reduced.
Sudden stop taking the drug Effexor can provoke withdrawal symptoms and cause side effects such as: nausea, dizziness, weight loss, sweating, trouble sleeping. You should seek emergency medical attention if after taking the drug you have noticed a strong agitation, anxiety, irritability, suicidal thoughts.