Venlafaxine is a member of the serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) family of drugs. It increases levels of the molecules serotonin and norepinephrine, and to a lesser extent, dopamine. This can help to restore normal brain chemistry in cases of depression, anxiety, social phobia, and panic disorder, and can help to reestablish normal circuitry among brain cells.


Venlafaxine is available in tablet form. The usual dose is between 75 to 225 mg per day.

Common side effects

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Loss of appetite
  • Blurred vision
  • Nervousness
  • Insomnia
  • Sweating
  • Yawning

Cost of Venlafaxine

The price of generic Effexor ranges between $10 and $40 for a bottle of 30 capsules with a coupon, strength 150 mg.

How to Get a Prescription for Effexor

Venlafaxine is a prescription drug that needs to be prescribed by a licensed prescriber or physician. Did you know? QuickMD can refill your antidepressants remotely through telemedicine and prescribe Effexor online.