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Pregnancy Category C
Mechanism of action of Venlafaxine
Acts as an antidepressant by inhibiting CNS neuronal uptake of
serotonin; blocks uptake of serotonin and norepinephrine with a weak
inhibitory effect on dopamine reuptake.
Indications of Venlafaxine
generalized anxiety disorder.
Contraindications of Venlafaxine
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Adverse Reactionsof Venlafaxine
dizziness, insomnia, nervousness.
- Genitourinary: Abnormal
ejaculation / orgasm.
- Other: diaphoresis
Toxicity from the drug is not lethal & can be tolerated with supportive