Is venlafaxine ever used to treat insomnia?

Question is Closed Report Mark as 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

What other drugs treat insomnia, like Seroquel but without the weight gain?

I've been on Seroquel and it has put 40 lbs. on me. Does Tofranil also cause weight gain? How can you find other drugs that treat insomnia in ...

4 answers 4 Sep 2011

Can I take trazodone hcl 100mg while taking venlafaxine?

75 mg tabs-venlafaxine, and trazodone hcl 100 mgs. I have been taking the venlafaxine for about 2 years. I have ad insomnia for at least the last 20 ...

1 answer 11 Apr 2012

Anyone going from venlafaxine to sertraline?

Hi, I have been taking venlafaxine 225mg for a number of years, really hate the side effects and decided to try sertraline. Just started sertraline ...

1 answer 10 May 2012

Help? Venlafaxine is making me more nervous?

I've been taking Venlafaxine HCR XR to treat my anxiety for about 7 months now. At first everything was fine and I definitely felt better, but ...

2 answers 9 Sep 2013

Venlafaxine for severe PTSD with prazosin to control hypertension?

Venlafaxine for severe PTSD with prazosin to control hypertension. after coming home from two seperate deployments one in Iraq and one in ...

1 answer 7 days ago