Effexor

Last Update May 27, 2016
Effexor is an antidepressant medication.
Uses: Effexor is prescribed for Depression and Anxiety and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Read More
Other brands: Effexor XR, Venlafaxine
Effexor (generic name: venlafaxine) is a popular antidepressant that increases serotonin and noradrenaline. It is mostly used for depression and anxiety disorders. As with most ant...
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Effexor for treating Bipolar Disorder

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| Jenny Hart
I am fine whilst on it but when I tried to wean off them o started having fits so I had to go back onthem and start to wean again from the beginning. Very scarey

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