A little history from the past, there were some fabricated studies written about Effexor and the link below will catch you up as the one doctor stated that the anti-depressant was also good as a pain killer, not so, so no off label for pain.
A prominent Massachusetts anesthesiologist allegedly fabricated 21 medical studies that claimed to show benefits from painkillers like Vioxx and Celebrex, according to the hospital where he worked. BD
TUESDAY, June 29 -- The first generic version of Effexor extended release capsules (venlafaxine hydrochloride) to treat major depressive disorder has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Prescribing information for the generic version of Effexor XR may differ from that of the brand name drug because of various patents held by the brand name drug's maker, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, the FDA said in a news release. But the same safety warnings will apply.
The generic version will be manufactured by Teva Pharmaceuticals, based in Wales, Penn.
The drug's label includes a warning that antidepressants may raise the risk of suicidal thoughts or tendencies among some children, teens and young adults, the agency said.