Effexor XR Drug Info
- Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
- Panic disorder
- Social phobia (also known as social anxiety disorder).
Effexor XR comes as an extended-release capsule, meaning the medicine is released slowly into the body. It is taken just once a day, ideally with food.
Prior to beginning treatment with Effexor XR, review the drug's safety info with your healthcare provider. This product can react with other medications, so your healthcare provider needs a complete list of all other medicines you are taking. He or she also needs to know about any other medical conditions you have, such as bipolar disorder, epilepsy, or high blood pressure. The most commonly reported side effects of this product include nausea, sweating, and body weakness.
(For more info on this drug, including how it works, other side effects, and available strengths, click Effexor XR.)