Effexor XR - what is it?
Effexor XR, active ingredient venlafaxine XR, is a medication that is only available by prescription. It is used for the treatment of anxiety disorders and depression. This medication can be found as a long acting capsule, which means that the medication slowly goes into the body.
Who is the maker of Effexor XR?
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals is the maker of Effexor XR.
Effexor XR has been approved for the treatment of many different conditions that include: GAD, or generalized anxiety disorder; panic disorder; depression and social anxiety disorder.
Potential Side Effects
As is the case with all medications, there is the potential for side effects while taking Effexor XR. Not everyone that takes this medicine will notice side effects. When you do notice side effects, they are usually mild and will require little or no treatment. Less commonly reported side effect that are serious.
Commonly reported side effects include: weak body, dizziness, constipation, nausea and sweating.
Generic forms of Effexor XR
At this time, this medication can be found in generic form.