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venlafaxine /ven·la·fax·ine/ (ven″lah-fak´sēn) an inhibitor of serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake that potentiates neurotransmitter activity in the central nervous system; used as the hydrochloride salt as an antidepressant and antianxiety agent.
venlafaxine (vĕn′lə-făk′sēn, -sĭn)
A drug of the SNRI class, C17H27NO2, used in its hydrochloride form to treat depression and anxiety.
venlafaxine Effexor® Neuropharmacology A second-generation bicyclic member of the serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor class of antidepressants. See Paxil, Prozac, Zoloft.
venlafaxine A SEROTONIN and NORADRENALINE re-uptake inhibitor drug used to treat depression. Brand names are Efexor and Efexor XL.
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Currently, in Germany, 1 year of AT therapy costs approximately 245 [euro] as opposed to 1550 [euro] for Venlafaxin
2001) and of the SNRI Venlafaxin (Sheehan, 1999; Davidson et al.
Although most of the medications mentioned, especially Paroxetin and Venlafaxin, were tolerated very well in the clinical GAD trials, some patients in these studies were afraid of any possible side effect or in fact were very sensitive and could not be pharmacologically treated.