Also known as Effexor
Venlafaxine (brand name: Effexor or Efexor) is an antidepressant of the serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) class. First introduced by Wyeth in 1993, now marketed by Pfizer, it is licensed for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD), as a treatment for generalized anxiety disorder, and comorbid indications in certain anxiety disorders with depression. In 2007, venlafaxine was the sixth most commonly prescribed antidepressant on the U.S. retail market, with 17.2 million prescriptions.Source: Wikipedia
Estimated Total Cost: $128.02 for an average of 28 days supply
Patients are most commonly prescribed venlafaxine to treat depression, depression, dysthymic disorder, and panic disorder.
Patients taking venlafaxine most commonly experience side effects like nausea, headache, and insomnia.
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