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Saturday, January 31, 2015
Anxiety and Stress Disorders
Side Effects of Effexor
Is there a problem with the sun or heat while taking effexor? My husband can hardly take the heat or being out in the sun. This is really creating a problem, since his job requires outside work the majority of the time.
All antidepressants have the possibility of affecting one's ability to tolerate heat through what are known as "anti-cholinergic side effects." In general, these are very weak and mild with effexor. I would encourage you to talk to the pharmacist for more details, and also to your physician. Some other cause might be going on.
Nancy Elder, MD
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati