Summary of Serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors
Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor
Serotonin–norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), also known as serotonin–noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors, are a class of antidepressant drugs used in the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) and other mood disorders. They are sometimes also used to treat anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), chronic neuropathic pain, and fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), and for the relief of menopausal symptoms.
Venlafaxine (brand names: Effexor, Lanvexin, Viepax and Trevilor) is an antidepressant of the serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) class. This means it increases the concentrations of the neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine in the body and the brain. It is licensed for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD), generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder and social phobia.
Flashcards on Serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors
Serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors
The preferred pharmacologic management of panic disorder consists of benzodiazepines for acute management and (medication class) or venlafaxine for long-term options.