Venlafaxine
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Venlafaxine?

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• This medicine is used to treat anxiety.

• This medicine is used to treat depression.

• This medicine is used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder.

• This medicine is used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder.

• This medicine is used to treat panic attacks.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have been taking this medicine for several weeks, talk with healthcare provider before stopping. You may want to gradually withdraw this medicine.

• If you have glaucoma, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have high blood pressure, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have seizures, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• You may not be alert. Avoid driving, doing other tasks or activities until you see how this medicine affects you.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor) or other medicines...

 
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