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Venlafaxine hydrochloride is a prescription antidepressant first introduced by Wyeth in 1993. It belongs to class of antidepressants called serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRI). As of August 2006, generic venlafaxine is available in the United States. It was previously available only under the brand names Effexor and Effexor XR. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Venlafaxine (Wikipedia)

Venlafaxine (brand name Effexor) is used to treat depression. Venlafaxine extended-release (long-acting) capsules are also used to treat generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worrying that is difficult to control), social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life), and panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Venlafaxine is in a class of medications called selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). It works by increasing the amounts of serotonin and norepinephrine, natural substances in the brain that help maintain mental balance. Source: PubMed Health, Venlafaxine (Effexor)

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zh-CN Chinese (China) 文拉法辛
Synonyms: 万拉法新;维拉法辛;顽发克星;维拉法司;文拉法新;Venlafaxine;(+/-)-1-[a-[(dimethylamino)methyl]-p-methoxybenzyl]cyclohexanol;N,N-dimethyl-2-(1-hydroxycyclohexyl)-2-(4-methoxyphenyl)ethylamine;venlafexine;1-[2-(dimethylamino)-1-[4-(methylamino)phenyl]ethyl]cyclohexanol;CAS 93413-
fr-CA French (Canada) Venlafaxine
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Venlafaksiin
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Venlafaxina
it-IT Italian (Italy) Venlafaxina
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Venlafaksin
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Венлафаксин
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) venlafaxine
fr-BE French (Belgium) Venlafaxine