Venlafaxine Depression Treatment
General Information about Venlafaxine
Venlafaxine is also called as effexor or efexor, it is a nor epinephrine drug, it is an arylakanolamine reuptake inhibitor. Coming to its chemical structure it has a similar chemical structure such as tramadol (which is mostly used for dental pain) which is an opioid drug and it has a tertiary amine functional group for recognition. It is considered as the important and most effective drug in treating depression mainly in the heroin, this is most important than many other anti depressants.
This drug was firstly introduced by Wyeth in 1993; this is the main drug which is given for the treatment of
- Major depressive disorder
- Generalized anxiety disorder
Venlafaxine has peculiar sucidial thoughts and in making the person self-harm in children and adults.
Venalfaxine tablets are distributed in a pentagon shape, which is color coated, and each individual tablet weighs around 25mg, 37.5 mg,50mg,75mg and also 100mg. the color of the tablet varies with the weight of the tablet unlike gray, peach, brownish red.
Recently many doctors regarded venlafaxine as a off-label as is also has its role in treatment of diabetic neuropathy and it also found to reduce severity of hot flashes in menopausal women.