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Effexor (Venlafaxine)

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Updated October 19, 2006

Definition:
Effexor - generic Venlafaxine - is an antidepressant chemically unrelated to most other antidepressant medications. It is classed as a selective serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, or SSNRI. Effexor has been found to be effective for treatment-resistant depression and depression with anxiety.

Effexor must not be used with with MAOI antidepressants, as serious, even fatal complications can result.

There are several more important facts about Effexor you should know before taking this medication. See the references below.

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Pronunciation: eh-FECKS-or

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