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Effexor (venlafaxine)

Venlafaxine (or EFFEXOR®) is mainly prescribed to treat major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and panic disorder.

Status: ACTIVE

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)


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