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Venlafaxine (Effexor)

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

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed venlafaxine to treat depression, depression, dysthymic disorder, and panic disorder.

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