Venlafaxine Oral Tablet, Extended Release 150Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Venlafaxine: Oral tablet, extended release (150mg)

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Venlafaxine 150mg ER Tab
Upstate Pharma, LLC
Pill Identification: OS 303 

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Venlafaxine: Oral tablet, extended release(150mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage By Strength
In-Depth Information

Venlafaxine Hydrochloride 150mg Extended-Release Tablet

NDC: 655800303
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Social Phobia (social Anxiety Disorder), Panic Disorder, Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Menopause, Hot Flashes, Migraine Prophylaxis, Fibromyalgia, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD), Diabetic Neuropathy

Storage Information
Protect from moisture
Avoid excessive humidity
Store at 77 degrees F; excursions permitted to 59-86 degrees F
Venlafaxine Hydrochloride 150mg Extended-Release Tablet
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Upstate Pharma, LLC
Pill Identification: OS 303 
Shape: round
Color: white

Reported Side Effects for Venlafaxine Hydrochloride 150mg Extended-Release Tablet

Bundle-branch Block Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Inability To Urinate Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Gynecomastia Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Of Blood Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Coughing Up Blood Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Overactive Reflexes Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Reflexes Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Blood Clot In Lung Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Shallow, Slow Breathing Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Hypoxia Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Laryngeal Edema Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Rectal Infection Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Urination Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Fast Eye Movements Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
High Lymphocytes Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Kidney Stones Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Underactive Thyroid Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Fluid From Breast Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Increase In Breast Size Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Breathing Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Unable To Speak Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflammation Of The Lip Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Akinesia Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Tendon Rupture Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Brain Attack Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Dystonic Reaction Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Heart Attack Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Eosinophilia Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Aborted Pregnancy Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Yellow Skin Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Back Pain Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Galactorrhea Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Liver Infection Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Intestinal Blockage Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Glycosuria Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Enlarged Thyroid Gland Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Salivary Gland Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Fever Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Red Spotted Rash Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Irritated Blood Vessels Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Prolonged Bleeding Time Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Bruises Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Diabetes Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Gallstones Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Cholecystitis Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Slow Heart Beat Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Heart Block Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Tongue Discoloration Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Wryneck Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Impulse Control Symptoms Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Paralysis Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Phosphate Level Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Blood Sodium Levels Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Blood Sugar Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
High Uric Acid Level Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Overactive Thyroid Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Extra Saliva Production Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High Phosphate Levels Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
High Potassium Level Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Pale Skin Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High Urine Calcium Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Paranoia Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Gout Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Heart Failure Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Guillain-Barre Syndrome Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Paresis Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hallucinations Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Enlarged Lymph Nodes Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Peripheral Vasoconstriction Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Muscle Weakness Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Dysarthria Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Double Vision Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Ulcer Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Conjunctivitis Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Rash With Pustules Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Withdrawal Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Melena Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Heavy Menstrual Period Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Teeth Grinding Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hostility Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Joint Inflammation Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hoarseness Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Nighttime Urination Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hyperesthesia Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Vocal Cord Spasm Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Inflamed Vocal Cords Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Hyperkinesis Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Emotional Lability Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Elated Mood Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Photosensitivity Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Mouth Sores Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Muscle Tone Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Tongue Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Overbreathing Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hives Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Urinary Urgency Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Retaining Urine Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Uncontrolled Urination Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Low Platelet Count Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Mouth Ulcers Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Psoriasis Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Light Sensitivity Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Postural Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Nerve Pain Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Nerve Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Breast Pain Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Low Potassium Levels Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
High Cholesterol Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hirsutism Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Hemorrhoids Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Gum Inflammation Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Stomach Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Exfoliative Dermatitis Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Throat Inflammation Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Nose Bleed Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Allergic Skin Reaction Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Colon Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Bone Pain Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Joint Pain Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Chest Pain Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Anemia Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
No Menstrual Periods Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Hair Loss Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Acne Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Cramps Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Nerve Pain Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low White Blood Cell Counts Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inceased Urination Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High White Blood Cells Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Psychosis Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Fainting Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vaginal Bleeding Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Increased Blood Fats Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Dry Eyes Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Incoordination Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Dry Skin Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Cataracts Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Difficulty Swallowing Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Restlessness Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Increased Blood Sugar Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Mania Incidence:
0.3-0.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
0.5-13.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Metallic Taste Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Trismus Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Swelling Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Enlarged Prostate Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Chest Pain Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Depression Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Loss Of Memory Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Large Pupil Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Itching Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Irregular Periods Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Belching Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Protein In The Urine Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Balance Problems Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Prostate Infection Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Vaginal Infection Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Confusion Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Paresthesias Incidence:
2.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Sexual Desire Incidence:
2.0-8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Orgasm Dysfunction Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Distressed Incidence:
2.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Vomiting Incidence:
3.0-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Flushing Incidence:
3.0-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Skin Rash Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Excessive Mucle Tone Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Chills Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Gas Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Increased Urination Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Yawning Incidence:
3.0-8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Shaking Incidence:
4.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Weight Loss Incidence:
4.0-47.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Blurred Vision Incidence:
4.0-6.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Impotence (erectile Dysfunction) Incidence:
4.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
5.0-7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Nervousness Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Infection Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Excessive Sweating Incidence:
6.7-19.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Ejaculation Dysfunction Incidence:
8.0-19.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Weakness Incidence:
8.0-15.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Weakness Incidence:
8.0-19.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
8.0-18.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Constipation Incidence:
8.0-15.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
11.0-20.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Dry Mouth Incidence:
12.0-22.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Drowsiness Incidence:
12.0-23.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
18.0-23.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
21.0-58.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
25.0-38.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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