• Venlafaxine

    Venlafaxine (Effexor, Effexor XR) is a combined serotonin and norepinephrine inhibitor, has been found somewhat effective in children, adolescents, and adults with ASDs. Improvements may include reduction in repetitive behaviors and interests, social deficits, communication, inattention, and hyperactivity.

    Dosages of venlafaxine range from 6.25 to 50 mg/day.

    Side effects may include behavioral over-activation, inattention, excessive urination (“polyuria”), and nausea.

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