serotonin and noradrenaline re-uptake inhibitor medicine
- Efexor "e-FEX-or"
- Alventa "Alventa"
- Depefex "Depefex"
- Politid "Politid"
- Sunveniz "Sunveniz"
- Tonular "Tonular"
- Venaxx "Venaxx"
- Venladex "Venladex"
- Venlalic "Venlalic"
- Venzip "Venzip"
- ViePax "ViePax"
What can it be used for?
If you are 18 or over, the doctor can prescribe venlafaxine for you as a licensed medicine for depression (low mood), social anxiety disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, and panic disorders.
If you are under 18, there is less research about its use and effectiveness in young people. Even so, specialists might prescribe it 'off label' if it is the best medicine for you.
Ways to take and what's in it?
37.5mg and 75mg strengths. The ordinary tablets may not be suitable for you if you have problems eating some sugars or dairy (milk-based) foods, as they contain lactose.
Modified-release (long-acting) tablets (37.5mg, 75mg, 150mg and 225mg strengths.)Prolonged-release (long-acting) capsules (75mg and 150mg strengths)
Venlafaxine has been used for a number of conditions.
Venlafaxine can help to adjust the levels of the chemicals in your brain.
If you have any thoughts of suicide, or of other ways of hurting yourself, go straight to a hospital with your medicine. This may be a side-effect, and you need urgent help.
Issues like alcohol, driving, concentration, sports, weight, sex life and fertility