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What is the generic name for Effexor?

The generic version of Effexor (venlafaxine), a prescription antidepressant, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2006. An extended release form of this drug, Effexor XR, also is available in a generic form. Besides depression, Effexor XR is prescribed to treat generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder and panic disorder.

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