Venlafaxine (or EFFEXOR®) is mainly prescribed to treat major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and panic disorder.
Class: Serotonin-norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor (SNRI)
FDA Approval: 1993
Dosage Forms: 25 mg, 37.5 mg, 50 mg, 75 mg, 100 mg
Biological Half-life: 5±2 hours
Side Effects: Dizziness, sleepiness, blurred vision, dry mouth, nausea, abnormal dreams, sweating, low libido, appetite changes, increased suicide risk
Routes of Administration: Oral
Pregnancy Category: C (US)