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Scientific Name: Venlafaxine
Brand Name: Effexor
Company Owner: Wyeth pharmaceuticals inc, Teva pharmaceuticals usa inc, Osmotica pharmaceutical corp, Actavis totowa llc, Amneal pharmaceuticals, Aurobindo pharma ltd, Caraco pharmaceutical laboratories ltd, Dr reddys laboratories ltd, Mylan pharmaceuticals inc, Pliva hrvatska doo, Sandoz inc, Vintage pharmaceuticals llc, Zydus pharmaceuticals usa inc, Wyeth
Mechanism Of Action The exact mechanism of action of venlafaxine in the treatment of various psychiatric conditions has not been fully elucidated; however, it is understood that venlafaxine and its active metabolite O-desmethylvenlafaxine (ODV) potently and selectively inhibits the reuptake of both serotonin and norepinephrine at the presynaptic terminal.
Description of the Drug: Venlafaxine is a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) used for the treatment of major depression, generalized or social anxiety disorder, and panic disorder.
Protein Data Bank: Not Available
Source: DrugBank Online – Retrieved 2023-01-23 from