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Venlafaxine (Effexor; Effexor XR) is a drug in the class of drugs called SNRIs (serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors) prescribed for the treatment of depression, depression with symptoms of anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder. Effexor XR is prescribed for the treatment of and panic disorder in adults. Side effects, drug interactions, dosage, and pregnancy safety information should be reviewed prior to taking this medication.

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