- 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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