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A 25-year-old female asked:

What is your opinion on the effectiveness of effexor (venlafaxine) 75mg er in the treatment of social anxiety and generalized anxiety, with depression?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Effexor (venlafaxine) can be: helpful in dealing with anxiety disorders. Is your prescribing physician in the middle of titrating up your dosage?
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Good choice. : Effexor (venlafaxine) XR is a good choice to address your concerns, combined of course with counseling. The 75mg dose is a prudent starting dose.

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Last updated Jul 24, 2014

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