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[ven-luh-fak-seen, -sin] /ˌvɛn ləˈfæk sin, -sɪn/
noun, Pharmacology
an oral antidepressant, C 17 H 27 NO 2 , that is thought to inhibit neuronal reabsorption of serotonin, norepinephrine, and possibly dopamine. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • Some patients with narcolepsy, and their doctors, report that venlafaxine seems to work best of all the antidepressants.
  • venlafaxine was shown to be effective for depression in multiple double blind studies.
  • venlafaxine is not recommended in patients hypersensitive to venlafaxine.
  • venlafaxine is not approved for use in children or adolescents.
  • Therefore, venlafaxine should only be used during pregnancy if clearly needed.

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