Venlafaxine is an antidepressant and also a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. It was approved by FDA in 1993 for the medicinal use. It is absorbed well within few hours after its consumption. After it metabolizes, venlafaxine is converted into its active metabolite, O-desmethylvenlafaxine (ODV).
The precise action mechanism of venlafaxine acting as antidepressant is unknown. It is postulated that it facilitates its effects by blocking the transporters involved in the reuptake of the neuro-transmitters serotonin and norepinephrine, therefore increasing the amount of active neuro-transmitter in the synapse.
This leads to elevate the patient’s mood and changes their behavior effectively. However, this medication must be taken only with the physician’s prescription.
Benefits of Effexor XR (Venlafaxine):
Effexor XR is one of the most commonly used medications and here, the benefits are manifold. Some of these benefits of venlafaxine medication are listed as below:
- To manage major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and social anxiety disorder.
- The off label is used to treat prophylaxis of migraine headaches and reduction of vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause.
- It is also use in the management of neuropathic pain and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
This Effexor XR capsules should only be consumed with the doctor’s recommendation.
Dosage and Storage of Effexor XR:
It is an oral capsule and there are various formulations and dosages available. At BuyUrMed, following formulations and strengths are available:
- Capsules – 37.5 mg
- Capsules -75 mg
- Capsules – 150 mg