Venlor is the generic brand name for venlafaxine, an SSNRI antidepressant.
How It Works
Venlor is a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SSNRI) antidepressant. This is currently the most commonly prescribed type of antidepressant.
SSNRIs can affect the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain. Neurotransmitters can affect the moods we feel, and low levels of neurotransmitters like serotonin is associated with a number of diseases including depression. Venlor can make serotonin more available in your brain to elevate your depressed mood.
Venlor is prescribed to treat depression and associated conditions such as treat major anxiety, depressing, panic disorder. Though it is very rare, Venlor may be prescribed to treat other diseases.
Your doctor will recommend you the correct dose of Venlor to take. You must take this medication exactly as the doctor instructs. Read both the patient information leaflet and medication guide provided with the packaging before use.
You should take Venlor by the mouth. Take this medication with a meal or a snack.
Take Venlor the same time each day to keep the drug at a steady level in your body.
Do not crush or chew the extended or controlled release capsules.
You will need at least 4 weeks to feel the benefits of this medication.
Venlor may cause blood pressure to get dangerously low. You may need to constantly test your blood pressure levels when taking this medication.
Venlor is not known to cause major side effects. This drug may still cause one or more of the following side effects:
Changes to vision
Changes to appetite or weight loss or gain
Increased anxiety or feeling nervous
Fast heartbeats, heart tremors or shaking
Sleep problems (such as insomnia), or nightmare
Reduced sex drive
Difficulty having an orgasm
Side effects should disappear once your body gets used to the drug. Tell your doctor if side effects get worse or continue to persist.
Do not consume Venlor if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in the drug.
Do not take Venlor if you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant or are breastfeeding without advice from a doctor.
Some medical conditions, like kidney disease and thyroid problems, make Venlor unsafe to consume. Disclose your complete medical history to the prescribing physician to assure Venlor is safe for you to take.
Do not take Venlor if you have uncontrolled acute-glaucoma or narrow-angle glaucoma or if you are currently being treated with methylene blue injection.
Some medications may react dangerously with Venlor. Tell your doctor about all the medications, supplements and vitamins you are taking.
Do not drive or operate machinery if your feel dizzy or drowsy when taking Venlor.
Venlor is often prescribed along with other forms of therapy to treat depression. You must follow the complete program to feel better.
It’s not advised to consume alcohol when undergoing Venlor treatment.