Monday, April 18, 2005

Now Efexor

症状は改善しているが、効果の強いはずのLexapro (10 mg) は期待すべきほどではなく、薬が変わった。Lexaproに変わってEfexor (Effexor)、Epilim がなくなってAtivan は残った。

Venlafaxine is a structurally novel Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor which is chemically unrelated to other anti-depressants.

Variants include Effexor, Effexor XR, Efexor, Efexor XL.

Venlafaxine is widely prescribed to treat depression, generalized anxiety disorder, and social anxiety disorder (social phobia). The United States FDA has not approved Venlafaxine for paediatric use.

The product insert for Effexor suggests that "Although Venlafaxine has not been shown to increase the impairment of mental and motor skills caused by alcohol, patients should be advised to avoid alcohol while taking Venlafaxine".

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