Effexor is a prescriptive drug offered for depression and anxiety panic disorder in the human body. The name of the drug is the industrial name given to the actual drug called Venlafaxine. The drug is a famous antidepressant of the serotonin nor-epinephrine reuptake inhibitor also called as SNRI. The drug was first developed by the pharmaceutical company Wyeth in 1993 and later was marketed under the company Pfizer. The drug has been licensed for the patients who show major depressive disorder as a condition.
The drug is widely used for the treating various problems related to the brain which includes depression, anxiety and social phobia. Some doctors have begun to recommend Effexor for patients who suffer from diabetic neuropathy. It can be also used to increase or decrease the presence of migraines. Venlafaxine HCL or Generic Effexor which is used for the above mentioned conditions can be also used to treat the ‘hot flushes’ in females and in the treatment of prostate cancer in males. The manufacturers do not recommend the administration of Venlafaxine HCL along with phentermine or drugs which are related to amphetamine. Effexor or Venlafaxine HCL is also recorded to have the effect of a pain-killer in most patients administrated with it.
Effexor XR is not recommended for the treatment of bipolar disorder. This is because; the dosage of Effexor can bring about mixed episodes in conditions which are characterized by depressive episodes in bipolar disorder. Patients who suffer from sleep disorder show characteristics of cataplexy which is a form of muscle weakness. It can be used in the treatment of cataplexy. This is an added benefit because of its adverse effect on serotoninergic and adrenergic systems. Studies show that Effexor has better effect when compared to clomipramine in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder and produces very few side effects. The administration of Venlafaxine or Effexor has been found to have a good effect on attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder. It can also be used to increase the blood pressure and also has an adverse effect on the autonomic nervous system. This feature is the reason why it is used in treating orthostatic intolerance.