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What is Effexor XR?

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Updated December 05, 2013

Definition:

Effexor XR (venlafaxine hydrochloride) is a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) used in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders. Manufactured by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Effexor XR is one of several medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in the treatment of social anxiety disorder (SAD).

Also Known As: venlafaxine hydrochloride

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