Effexor (generic name: venlafaxine; brand names include: Ventab / Efexor / Venlor / Venla / Venlift) is an antidepressant that belongs to a class of medications called Serotonin-Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs).
For more than 12 years, Effexor has been used by many people to help manage the symptoms of depression and to help keep them from coming back.
Effexor is indicated for the treatment of:
Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Social Anxiety Disorder
It is also indicated for the prevention of relapse and recurrence of major depression where appropriate.
This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
This medicine is not recommended for use in children or adolescents under 18 years of age.