Which medications in the drug class Antidepressants, SNRI’s are used in the treatment of Panic Disorder?

Updated: Mar 21, 2018
  • Author: Mohammed A Memon, MD; Chief Editor: Randon S Welton, MD  more...
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Antidepressants, SNRI’s

Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) antidepressants inhibit serotonin reuptake receptors and, unlike the pure selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), inhibit the reuptake of norepinephrine as well.

Venlafaxine (Effexor, Effexor XR)

Venlafaxine is a serotonin/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. It may treat depression by inhibiting neuronal serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake. In addition, it causes beta-receptor down-regulation.


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