Efexor-XR contains the active ingredient venlafaxaine hydrochloride. It is only available with a doctor’s prescription.
Efexor-XR belongs to group of medicines called Serotonin-Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs). SNRIs are believed to increase the levels of two chemicals in the brain: serotonin and noradrenaline.
Too little serotonin and noradrenaline can cause physical and emotional problems such as feeling low, losing interest in activities and life, losing your appetite, having uncontrollable worry, having trouble sleeping and having low energy levels.
Efexor-XR comes as capsules. They should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Do not crush, chew, divide or dissolve the capsules.
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EFEXOR-XR is indicated for the treatment of: Major depression, including prevention of relapse and recurrence where appropriate; Generalised anxiety disorder; Social Anxiety Disorder; and Panic Disorder, including prevention of relapse
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