Effexor XR (extended release) is an effective medication used to treat a psychotic condition like depression. This medicine is composed of active ingredient Venlafaxine Hydrochloride, which belongs to a class of drugs called serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors. The medication is manufactured by the leading pharmaceutical company, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Llc. The available dosages are 37.5 mg, 75 mg, and 150 mg.
Manufacturer: Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Llc
Active Ingredient: This medicine has the main active component is a Venlafaxine Hydrochloride. It is used for the treatment of depression. This medication is metabolized to O-desmethylvenlafaxine, which potentiates CNS activity. It acts by inhibiting neuronal reuptake of norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin. A cyclohexanol and phenylethylamine derivative that functions as a serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor and acts as an antidepressive agent.
Indications: Venlafaxine composed medicine is indicated to treat depression. Effexor XR may improve mood and energy levels and may help restore interest in daily living. This medicine is known as a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor that restores the balance of certain natural substances like serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain.
Action Mechanism: This mentioned medicine is an antidepressant drug called serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors. Effexor XR works by maximizing the levels of substances called serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain. More serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain can improve symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Dosages: This antidepressant medicine is available in dosages as mentioned below:
- 37.5 mg: It is an extended-release tablet should be taken 2 to 3 times a day with food as directed by the doctor
- 75 mg: It is to be consumed 2 to 3 times a day with food as mentioned in the prescription by the doctor
- 150 mg: This medicine is advisable to consume 2 to 3 times a day as advised by the doctor
Note: This medication is not recommended for children younger than 18 years old without unless prescribed by the doctor.