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Are there any risks in taking Effexor XR?

The risks associated with taking Effexor XR include: changes in behavior, mood, thoughts or feelings. This is important when first taking the medication or when changing the dosage. Any sudden changes in thoughts or behavior should immediately be reported to the doctor. Signs of complications may include: irritability, restlessness, agitation, hostility, aggressiveness, impulsiveness or anxiety. Some individuals will experience lightheadedness when rising quickly from a seated or prone position.

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