Effexor is a potent inhibitor of the reuptake of serotonin and norepinephrine two neurotransmitters play important roles in the pathophysiology of depression. Symptoms of depression are relieved be correction the imbalance of these two chemicals.
Effexor comes as a capsule to take by mouth. The general dose is 2 - 3 times daily. Effexor should be taken with a meal. Do not divide, crush, chew, or place in water. Swallow each capsule with fluid or you can carefully open the capsule, sprinkle the contents on a spoonful of applesauce. And swallow this mixture without chewing. Have a glass of water straight after that.
Be careful when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness, avoid these activities. Be careful when taking alcohol during your healing. It can increase drowsiness and dizziness while you are taking Celexa. Visit your physician before stopping taking Effexor. Stopping taking this drug suddenly may cause side effects to occur, therefore your physician will probably gradually lower the dose of Effexor before stopping the healing completely.