Efexor XL licence extended

Efexor XL (venlafaxine) is now indicated in moderate to severe generalised social anxiety disorder/social phobia in adults.

Efexor is also indicated in major depressive disorder and in moderate to severe generalised anxiety disorder. The recommended dose in social anxiety disorder is 75mg once daily.

If the patient has failed to respond after 12 weeks, alternative therapy should be considered. Continuation of treatment in a responding patient can be considered on an individual basis, but there is no evidence of efficacy beyond six months.

 

Further information: Wyeth 0845 3670098

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