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Who should take Effexor XR?

Effexor XR is approved for treatment of depression which affects about 15 million adults in the United States. It has also been approved to treat the following three types of anxiety disorders: generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), experienced by about five percent of the adult U.S. population at some point in their lives; social anxiety disorder (SAD), experienced by about 13 percent of the adult U.S. population at some point in their lives; panic disorder (PD), experienced by one percent to two percent of the U.S. population at some point in their lives.

Effexor XR is also sometimes used to treat hot flashes in women who have experienced menopause. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about the risks of using Effexor XR to treat your condition.

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