Skip to Content

Is venlafaxine ever used to treat insomnia?

Question is Closed
Report Favorite

Answers (2)

1 Sep 2009

Malie,
Venlafaxine (Effexor) is an antidepressant that is used to treat major depression, and general anxiety disorder (GAD). It's also used for OCD patients. I do not think it is prescribed as a med for insomnia. Hope this helps.

Votes: +0

1 Sep 2009

I am taking Venlafxine not for depression but for the side effects of taking Femara (Letrozole) for breast cancer - apparently it has been found to help reduce hot flushes. I have to say that it has greatly reduced my hot flushes and my night sweats have stopped completely so it does help me sleep better, but not sure that it is specifically for insomnia - maybe it depends on the cause of your insomnia.

Votes: +0

Further Information

Search for questions

Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.

Similar questions

Do side effects of venlafaxine subside over time?

Just started taking and had immediate nausea, headache, and insomnia.

2 answers 15 May 2013

Venlafaxine - are these reviews for the generic?

I have been prescribed venlafaxine for severe depression and anxiety. I am fearful of taking a generic antidepressant because the last time I did I ...

2 answers 24 Jun 2013

Bupropion vs. Cymblata whilst coming off of Venlafaxine?

I had been on Venlafaxine for about a month and a half and was experiencing undesired sexual side effects. I taked with my doctor, and he prescribed ...

1 answer 16 Oct 2014

Venlafaxine - I started venelflaxine 5 days ago and I am experiencing itching all over, insomnia and

... restless legs, I assume these are side effects, how long will they last please

3 answers 16 Nov 2015

Venlafaxine - Vanlefexine (75 mg) Usage?

Hi; I have been using Vanlefixine 75 mg for anxiety disorder since last year (I am 32 yrs old, farily big and muscular)). The main reason I started ...

5 answers 11 Jan 2016