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Venlafaxine Hydrochloride

[ Generic Medicines for Depression Treatment ]

Venlafaxine Hydrochloride is used as an active ingredient in medicines to treat psychotic conditions like depression. This active component is a synthetic ethyl-cyclohexanol derivative, which is metabolized to O-desmethylvenlafaxine. It also potentiates CNS activity. This agent inhibits neuronal reuptake of norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin. This component is a serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor and is used as an anti-depressive agent.

Class of Drugs – Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors

Molecular Formula – C17H28ClNO2

Molecular Weight - 313.9 g/mol

Working: Given medication belongs to a class of antidepressant drugs called serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors. These drugs work in a similar way and often used to treat similar conditions. Venlafaxine Hydrochloride work by maximizing the levels of substances called serotonin and norepinephrine is present in the brain. Having excessive serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain can improve symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Uses: This drug is indicated to treat depression. This effective medication may improve the mood and energy level and may help restore the interest in daily living. Venlafaxine Hydrochloride, which is called serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor that restores the balance of certain natural substances like serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain.

Popular Brands and Dosages: This active component is made available in popular brand medicine as given below:

  • Effexor XR: 37.5 mg, 75 mg, 150 mg, 37.5 mg, and 75 mg

This medicine should not be consumed in case of uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma or treating with methylene blue injection.