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Generic Effexor

Venlafaxine is a generic SNRI used to treat depression. It works by increasing the amount of serotonin and norepinephrine available in the brain. Brand name venlafaxine was known as Effexor and has been discontinued. An extended release version, Effexor XR (venlafaxine ER) is available as a brand and generic. Compare SNRIs.
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How Do I Stop My Antidepressant?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - May 18, 2016

You and your healthcare provider have decided it’s time to wean off your antidepressant and now you wonder: what is the best way to stop? Does taking it slow make more sense than cold turkey? What symptoms might I feel?

First: the “discontinuation syndrome” is worse when you stop your antidepressant abruptly. This may include dizziness, nausea, fatigue, muscle aches, chills, anxiety, and irritability. See More

11 Truths About Depression and Antidepressants

Dr. Sharon Orrange - August 24, 2015

Almost 10% of Americans will battle depression over their lifetime.  Some people will find themselves depressed after a traumatic life event; for others, it’s a constant battle.
While depression can happen to anyone, here are some surprising statistics:

  • People living in the southeast US tend to have a higher incidence of depression.
  • People with lower levels of education tend to report more depression.
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These 6 Drugs May Be Affecting Your Sex Life

Dr. Sharon Orrange - August 20, 2015

Sexual problems are common in both men and women. These problems take different forms including lack of desire (decreased libido), inability to achieve erection or orgasm and impaired arousal.

New approval Addyi may be able to help women with low libido, like Viagra can help men with erectile dysfunction, but what if the culprit is one of your current prescriptions?

Medications are a common and easily treatable cause of sexual dysfunction—and these drugs are the most likely to cause problems. See More

Is Your Medication Making You Tired?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - June 10, 2014

One in ten visits to a primary care doctor is for fatigue. While certainly not the only cause, your medications can be the culprit for making you sleepy. Here are the players you need to know about.

Beta blockers. These are medications used for high blood pressure, migraine prevention, control of heart rate in atrial fibrillation, and they improve mortality after heart attack. Ok, now for the downside. They can make you sleepy. See More

Do Antidepressants Increase Risk of Miscarriage?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - May 01, 2014

With depression so common, many women of reproductive age will be on antidepressant meds while attempting to conceive. Do I have to stop taking my antidepressant once I’m pregnant? That’s a question we face in primary care all the time.

It’s a complicated thing to study because comparing folks with depression taking antidepressants with folks not suffering from depression isn’t a fair study—because depression itself may be (and likely is) a risk factor for miscarriage. See More

New Guidelines for the Treatment of Menopause Symptoms

Dr. Sharon Orrange - February 13, 2014

Is there anything new for menopause?

Well, yes there is. 2014 brought some new guidelines by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists for the treatment of symptoms of menopause: hot flashes and vaginal dryness/atrophy.

No new risks or dangers.

The good news is the guidelines didn’t raise any risks or dangers that we didn’t already know, for the medications or treatments we have been using. See More

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