serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor

serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor

a class of antidepressant drugs the action of which is thought to result from inhibition of presynaptic reuptake of serotonin and norepinephrine.

ser·o·to·nin nor·ep·i·neph·rine re·up·take in·hib·i·tor

(serŏ-tōnin nōr-epi-nefrin rē-ŭptāk in-hibi-tŏr)
Class of antidepressant drugs the action of which is thought to result from inhibition of presynaptic reuptake of serotonin and norepinephrine.
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Psychotropic drugs were prescribed to 377; of those, 73% got a first-line treatment, either a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) or a serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI).
A third group took different antidepressants: venlafaxine (Effexor[R], a tetracyclic drug) and mirtazapine (Remeron[R], a serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, or SNRI).
Serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) medications, such as Effexor, modulate both serotonin and norepinephrine.
In contrast, only 7% saw the same reduction in the group of 147 patients on monotherapy of either a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) or a serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI), reported Dr.
Sibutramine (Meridia), a serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, carries the risk of serotonin syndrome if prescribed along with an SSRI/SNRI and is best avoided in this context.
The drug, a selective serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI), has already been shown to be effective in relieving this bothersome menopausal symptom in a 12-week trial, which was reported last year.
Looking at drug classes, spending was greatest for (in order) erectile dysfunction drugs, bone resorption inhibitors, nonbarbiturate sleep aids, autoimmune treatments, statins, serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor antidepressants, antiplatelet agents, drugs for seizure disorders, atypical antipsychotics, and central nervous system stimulants.
On average, about 61% of patients will experience at least one side effect from taking a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) or a serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI), according to the analysis.
Instead, one should either switch to a combined serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor such as venlafaxine or duloxetine, or add bupropion or mirtazapine.
A retrospective data analysis from four clinical trials shows that patients taking Cymbalta(TM) (duloxetine hydrochloride), a serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) being studied for the treatment of depression, experienced a significantly lower incidence of sexual dysfunction compared to patients taking paroxetine, a commonly prescribed selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI).
the panel agreed that the class labeling changes for the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and for venlafaxine, a serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI), were reasonable.
Investigators in the study, which was controlled but not blinded, randomized 125 patients to a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) or a serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI), together with alprazolam, started at a dose of 1 mg/day for 4 weeks and then tapered for 4 weeks.

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