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My mom started taking venlafaxine hcl. Is that a generic version of effexor?

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In brief: Yes

Yes, venlafaxine is the chemical name for effexor.
Effexor is a trade name and now there are generic equivalents available. If the prescription bottle says venlafaxine, then it is probably a generic. Effexor = venlafaxine works by essentially enhancing the transmission of serotonin and noradrenaline in the central nervous system. A newer antidepresant, pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) is the metabolite of venlafaxine.

In brief: Yes

Yes, venlafaxine is the chemical name for effexor.
Effexor is a trade name and now there are generic equivalents available. If the prescription bottle says venlafaxine, then it is probably a generic. Effexor = venlafaxine works by essentially enhancing the transmission of serotonin and noradrenaline in the central nervous system. A newer antidepresant, pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) is the metabolite of venlafaxine.
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In brief: Venlafaxine

Is generic effexor, (venlafaxine) an antidepressant.

In brief: Venlafaxine

Is generic effexor, (venlafaxine) an antidepressant.
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