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venlafaxine extended release capsules (Efexor XL)

Advice

In the absence of a submission from the holder of the marketing authorisation.

venlafaxine extended release capsules (Efexor XL) are not recommended for use within NHSScotland for the treatment of moderate to severe generalised social anxiety disorder/social phobia in adults.

The holder of the marketing authorisation has not made a submission to SMC regarding this product in this indication. As a result we cannot recommend its use within NHSScotland.

Drug Details

Drug Name: venlafaxine extended release capsules (Efexor XL)
SMC Drug ID: 501/08
Manufacturer: Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
Indication: for the treatment of moderate to severe generalised social anxiety disorder/social phobia in adults
BNF Category:
Sub Category: 4.4 CNS stimulants and drugs used for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Submission Type: Non submission
Status: Not Recommended
Date Advice Published: 11 August 2008

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