Pfizer, the manufacturer of the popular brand of Venlafaxine called Effexor, states the following in terms of the uses, treatments, and symptoms for this medication:
Venlafaxine is an anti-depressant and is most commonly prescribed as a treatment for depression.
Venlafaxine is known as a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SSNRI) and has proven effective as a treatment for depression, anxiety, panic attacks and major depressive disorders. Users who have taken Venlafaxine as prescribed have experienced improvement in their moods, increased levels of energy and improved outlook and interest in daily life thanks to its ability to restore the balance of naturally occurring substances in the brain, like serotonin and norepinephrine. Serotonin is neurotransmitter that is primarily responsible for the regulation of several elements of everyday life (including learning, mood, memory, rewards and sleep).
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