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About this Medication
  • Brand Name: Effexor
  • Chemical Name: venlafaxine (ven-la-FAX-een)
  • Usage in MS: Depression|Pain (Neuropathic)
  • Generic Available: Yes


Venlafaxine belongs to a class of drugs called serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI). It is used off-label in multiple sclerosis to treat neuropathic pain (dysesthesias), anxiety and depression.

FDA Indication: Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder

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