API Product   :    Venlafaxine HCI
CEP   :    -
WCC   :    ?
Therapeutic Use    :    Psychoanaleptics Excluding Anti-Obesity Preparations; Other CNS Drugs; Psycholeptics; Analgesics
Psychoanaleptics Excluding Anti-Obesity Preparations; Other CNS Drugs; Psycholeptics; Analgesics
Originator   :    Wyeth
CAS No.    :    93413-69-5
Trade Name.   :    EFFEXOR
Molecular Weight   :    277.402 g/mol
Molecular Formula   :    C17H27NO2
Venlafaxine is an antidepressant belonging to a group of drugs called selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SSNRIs). Venlafaxine affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression. Venlafaxine is used to treat major depressive disorder, anxiety and panic disorder.
Venlafaxine, sold under the brand name Effexor among others, is an antidepressant medication of the serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) class. It is used to treat major depressive disorder (MDD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, and social phobia. It is taken by mouth. Common side effects include loss of appetite, constipation, dry mouth, dizziness, sweating, and sexual problems. Severe side effects include an increased risk of suicide, mania, and serotonin syndrome. Antidepressant withdrawal syndrome may occur if stopped. There are concerns that use during the later part of pregnancy can harm the baby. How it works is not entirely clear but it is believed to involve alterations in neurotransmitters in the brain.