Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories received marketing clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Effexor (R) XR (venlafaxine HCI) Extended-Release Capsules. This is a once-a-day treatment that relieves the symptoms of depression. Clinical trial results also showed that patients receiving Effexor XR for the treatment of depression experienced a reduction in anxiety symptoms.
The most common side effects of Effexor included abnormal dreams, abnormal ejaculation, anorexia, dizziness, dry mouth, nausea, nervousness, somnolence, sweating and tremor.
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