Indications for EFFEXOR XR

EFFEXOR XR (venlafaxine HCl) Extended-Release Capsules are indicated for the treatment, in adults, of Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), and Panic Disorder (PD) with or without agoraphobia.

How does the EFFEXOR XR Co-Pay Card work at a retail pharmacy?

Every time you fill your EFFEXOR XR prescription at a retail pharmacy, provide your Co-Pay Card to the pharmacist. Patients who use their card at a pharmacy will pay as little as $4 per refill. By using the Card, patients will receive savings of up to $75 per refill. The Card is good for a maximum savings of $1,000 per calendar year. Keep your card to use every time you refill your EFFEXOR XR prescription. The card is good until December 31, 2013.

How does the EFFEXOR XR (venlafaxine HCl) Co-Pay Card work for mail-order patients?

Mail-in redemptions have different terms and conditions than pharmacy redemptions. Patients who receive their prescription via a mail-order pharmacy program, for a 90-day supply, will pay the first $10 of the 90-day supply, and Pfizer will pay the remaining amount, up to $225, or the amount of your co-pay, for a maximum savings of $1,000 per calendar year. The card is good until December 31, 2013. For a 60-day supply, you will pay the first $8 of the 60-day supply, and Pfizer will pay the remaining amount, up to $150 or the amount of your co-pay, for a total savings of $1,000 per calendar year. The card is good until December 31, 2013. For each mail-order supply, you may request reimbursement via a mail-in rebate.

EFFEXOR XR Co-Pay Card Program
6501 Weston Parkway, Suite 370
Cary, NC 27513

How much will I save?

Patients who use their card at a pharmacy will pay as little as $4 per refill. By using the Card, patients will receive savings of up to $75 per refill. The Card is good for a maximum savings of $1,000 per calendar year. Patients who receive their prescription via a mail-order pharmacy program, for a 90-day supply, will pay the first $10 of the 90-day supply, and Pfizer will pay the remaining amount, up to $225, or the amount of your co-pay, for a maximum savings of $1,000 per calendar year. For a 60-day supply, you will pay the first $8 of the 60-day supply, and Pfizer will pay the remaining amount, up to $150 or the amount of your co-pay, for a total savings of $1,000 per calendar year. Keep your card to use every time you refill your EFFEXOR XR prescription. The card is good until December 31, 2013.

Can the pharmacist activate the card for me?

No, the pharmacist cannot activate the Co-Pay Card for you. Cards that require activation will have a sticker on them that will provide activation instructions. Patients will have the option to activate the card by calling 1-877-775-7246 toll-free or by clicking here. If your card doesn't specifically include an activation message, then no additional steps are required. Remember to hold on to the card and present it to the pharmacist each time you refill your prescription.

I do not have prescription drug coverage or insurance. Can I still participate in the Co-Pay Card offer?

Yes, cash-paying eligible patients can use the Co-Pay Card to purchase EFFEXOR XR (venlafaxine HCl).

What happens after the date on the card has passed?

Once the date on the Co-Pay Card has passed, you can no longer use the card.

Can I use the Co-Pay Card in conjunction with other rebates?

No. The EFFEXOR XR Co-Pay Card cannot be combined with any other rebate, coupon, free trial or similar savings offer on the same prescription

My pharmacist was unable to process my EFFEXOR XR Co-Pay Card. How do I receive my reimbursement?

If you already filled your prescription, you can receive reimbursement via a mail-in rebate.

EFFEXOR XR Co-Pay Card Program
6501 Weston Parkway, Suite 370
Cary, NC 27513

Can I use this Co-Pay Card for other medications I'm taking?

This Co-Pay Card can only be used for EFFEXOR XR prescriptions.

My Co-Pay Card is damaged. How can I get a new one?

If your card is damaged, you can re-register.

What if I lost my Co-Pay Card? How can I get a new one?

If your card is lost, you can re-register.

Is there a minimum amount of capsules I need to purchase to use the Co-Pay Card?

The minimum capsule quantity for redemption is 30 capsules.

How often can the Co-Pay Card be redeemed?

The EFFEXOR XR Co-Pay Card can be redeemed for each refill up to a maximum benefit of $1,000 per calendar year.

How quickly can I use the Co-Pay Card after it is activated?

Once you've activated the card, it'll be ready to use right away, with an EFFEXOR XR prescription.


Terms & Conditions


By using the $4 Co-Pay Commitment Card (the "Card"), you acknowledge that you currently meet the eligibility criteria and will comply with the terms & conditions described below:

For questions about this card, please call 1-877-612-1148.

No membership fees.

Valid from 4/15/2010 to 12/31/2015.




Important Safety Information for EFFEXOR XR

Suicidality and Antidepressant Drugs

Antidepressants increased the risk compared to placebo of suicidal thinking and behavior (suicidality) in children, teens, and young adults. Depression and certain other psychiatric disorders are themselves associated with increases in the risk of suicide. Patients of all ages who are started on antidepressant therapy should be monitored appropriately and observed closely for clinical worsening, suicidality, or unusual changes in behavior. EFFEXOR XR ® (venlafaxine HCI) is not approved for use in children and teens.

Indications for EFFEXOR XR

EFFEXOR XR (venlafaxine HCl) Extended-Release Capsules are indicated for the treatment, in adults, of Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), and Panic Disorder (PD) with or without agoraphobia.

Patients should always ask their doctors for medical advice about adverse events.

You may report an adverse event related to Pfizer products by calling 1-800-438-1985 (US only). If you prefer, you may contact the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) directly. The FDA has established a reporting service known as MedWatch where health care professionals and consumers can report serious problems they suspect may be associated with the drugs and medical devices they prescribe, dispense, or use. Visit MedWatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Suicidality and Antidepressant Drugs

Antidepressants increased the risk compared to placebo of suicidal thinking and behavior (suicidality) in children, teens, and young adults. Depression and certain other psychiatric disorders are themselves associated with increases in the risk of suicide. Patients of all ages who are started on antidepressant therapy should be monitored appropriately and observed closely for clinical worsening, suicidality, or unusual changes in behavior. EFFEXOR XR ® (venlafaxine HCI) is not approved for use in children and teens.

  • Do not take EFFEXOR XR if you currently take, or have taken within the last 14 days, any medicine known as an MAOI such as linezolid or methylene blue. Do not take an MAOI within 7 days of stopping EFFEXOR XR. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure if your medicine is an MAOI.
  • All patients taking antidepressants should be watched closely for signs that their condition is getting worse or that they are becoming suicidal, especially when they first start therapy, or when their dose is increased or decreased. Patients should also be watched for becoming agitated, irritable, hostile, aggressive, impulsive, or restless. Such symptoms should be reported to the patient’s doctor right away.
  • Before starting EFFEXOR XR, tell your doctor if you’re taking or plan to take any prescription or over-the-counter drugs, including migraine headache medication, herbal preparations, and nutritional supplements, to avoid a potentially life-threatening condition.
  • EFFEXOR XR may raise blood pressure in some patients. Your blood pressure should be controlled before starting treatment and should be monitored regularly.
  • Taking EFFEXOR XR with aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, warfarin, or other drugs that affect coagulation may increase the risk of bleeding events.
  • Mydriasis (prolonged dilation of the pupil of the eye) has been reported with EFFEXOR XR. You should notify your physician if you have a history of glaucoma or increased eye pressure.
  • EFFEXOR XR should be used with caution if you have risk factors for a disturbance of the electrical activity of the heart known as QT/QTc prolongation or you are using concomitantly other drugs which prolong the QTc interval.
  • When people suddenly stop using or quickly lower their daily dose of EFFEXOR XR, discontinuation symptoms may occur. Talk to your doctor before discontinuing or reducing your dose of EFFEXOR XR.
  • Pregnant or nursing women shouldn't take any antidepressant without consulting their doctor.
  • Until you see how EFFEXOR XR affects you, be careful doing activities such as driving a car or operating machinery. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking EFFEXOR XR.
  • In clinical studies, the most common side effects with EFFEXOR XR (reported in at least 10% of patients and at least twice as often as with placebo) were constipation, dizziness, dry mouth, insomnia, loss of appetite, nausea, nervousness, sexual side effects, sleepiness, sweating, and weakness.

Indications for EFFEXOR XR

EFFEXOR XR (venlafaxine HCl) Extended-Release Capsules are indicated for the treatment, in adults, of Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), and Panic Disorder (PD) with or without agoraphobia.

Patients should always ask their doctors for medical advice about adverse events.

You may report an adverse event related to Pfizer products by calling 1-800-438-1985 (US only). If you prefer, you may contact the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) directly. The FDA has established a reporting service known as MedWatch where health care professionals and consumers can report serious problems they suspect may be associated with the drugs and medical devices they prescribe, dispense, or use. Visit MedWatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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