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.

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Medicine details

Medicine name:
venlafaxine extended release capsules (Efexor XL)
SMC ID:
501/08
Indication:
for the treatment of moderate to severe generalised social anxiety disorder/social phobia in adults
Pharmaceutical company
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
BNF chapter
Central nervous system
Submission type
Non submission
Status
Not recommended
Date advice published:
11 August 2008