Can EFFEXOR XR Make a Difference for Me?

EFFEXOR XR may help you get back to feeling the way you used to-before the symptoms of depression started to interfere with your life.

Doctors prescribe EFFEXOR XR to help treat depression, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), and social anxiety disorder (SAD).

Many patients find that by relieving their symptoms of depression, they feel more like themselves again.

They may regain interest in their favorite activities and become more involved with family and friends again.

If you feel that reducing or virtually eliminating symptoms of depression is a change you deserve, then it’s important to speak with your doctor. Only a doctor can determine if EFFEXOR XR is right for you.

How does EFFEXOR XR work?

  • EFFEXOR XR works on both serotonin and norepinephrine-two chemicals in the brain linked to depression.  
  • Correcting the imbalance of these two chemicals may help relieve symptoms of depression.

How has EFFEXOR XR helped others?

Doctors have been prescribing EFFEXOR XR for years to treat depression and the associated symptoms of anxiety. In pooled analyses, patients taking EFFEXOR XR started seeing signs of improvement within 6 to 8 weeks.

With EFFEXOR XR, you may

  * have the energy and motivation to do the things you once looked forward to doing
  * become more involved with family and friends again
  * Feel more like yourself again

EFFEXOR XR has been proven to keep depression from coming back. Over a 52-week period, a large majority of patients in studies did not see their symptoms return.

What it could mean for you

Talking to your doctor is the only way to know if EFFEXOR XR is right for you. Regardless of whether you’re currently taking an antidepressant, if you’re experiencing symptoms, your depression may not be resolved. Resolving depression may help you get back to your life again.

Provided by ArmMed Media
Revision date: July 7, 2011
Last revised: by Andrew G. Epstein, M.D.