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Venlafaxine

  • Serotonin Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor (SNRI)

 

  • Common adverse affects:

- Nausea

- GI upset

- agitation

- insomnia

- sexual dysfunction

- headache

- hypertension



  • Advantages:

Possibly more effective in those unresponsive to SSRIs.



  • Disadvantages:

- Moderate to high doses less well-tolerated.

- Need to monitor BP at high doses.

- Withdrawal effects common.