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Comparison of venlafaxine and SSRIs in the treatment of depression

Philadelphia, PA, February 21, 2008 There are numerous antidepressant medications currently on the market, but sadly, many patients still experience the debilitating symptoms of depression even with treatment. A new study published in the February 15th issue of Biological Psychiatry set out to ...

Antidepressants aid electroconvulsive therapy in treating severe depression

...ring ECT improved depression more than ECT alone. Moreover, patients who received nortriptyline during ECT had fewer memory problems compared with the venlafaxine group. Researchers also found that using a high dose of unilateral ECT on the right side of the brain was as effective as or superior to treating dep...

Preliminary report on antidepressants published

.... The only antidepressant that was compared with bupropion XL in trials was venlafaxine XR. Bupropion XL showed inferiority to venlafaxine XR in acute therapy. Further information can be found in the executive summ...

Zoloft, Lexapro the Best of Newer Antidepressants

...(Remeron), paroxetine (Paxil), reboxetine (Edronax/Vestra), sertraline, and venlafaxine (Effexor). Based on their analysis, the review authors concluded sertral...t), paroxetine (30 percent), and reboxetine (95 percent). Mirtzapine and venlafaxine were as effective as sertraline and escitalopram. But the latter two drugs ...

Study Calls for Greater Scrutiny of 'Off-Label' Drug Use

...ession, commonly used off-label for bipolar diaorder. Sertraline (Zoloft) approved for depression, commonly used off-label for bipolar disorder. venlafaxine (Effexor) approved for depression, commonly used off-label for bipolar disorder. Celecoxib (Celebrex) approved for joint sprain/strain, used off-la...

The ECNP consensus statement on bipolar depression

...ch to mania or hypomania may be the consequence of active treatment for bipolar depression. Some medications such as the tricyclic antidepressants and venlafaxine may be more likely to provoke switch than others, but this increased rate of switch may not be seen until about 10 weeks of treatment. Thus, 12-week t...

Cymbalta Receives European Approval for the Treatment of Generalised Anxiety Disorder

... 4 Nicolini H, et al. Improvement of psychic and somatic symptoms in adult patients with generalized anxiety disorder: Examination from a duloxetine, venlafaxine extended-release, and placebo-controlled study. In Press at Psychological Medicine. 5 Endicott, J., et al. Duloxetine Treatment for Role Functioning...

Popular Antidepressants Linked to GI Bleeding

...d discuss with your physician." The study's lead author, Dr. Francisco J. de Abajo, said: "The increased risk of bleeding associated with SSRIs and venlafaxine is already included in the data sheets of the products. There have been several editorials and revisions on this matter that are referred to in my art...

Mylan Announces Final FDA Approval for Generic Version of Antidepressant Effexor(R)

... New Drug Application (ANDA) for Venlafaxine Hydrochloride (HCl) Tablets 25 mg (base), 37.5 mg (base), 50 mg (base), 75 mg (base) and 100 mg (base). venlafaxine HCl Tablets, indicated for the treatment of major depressive disorder, are the generic version of Wyeth's Effexor(R) Tablets, which had annual U.S. sa...

Wyeth's Pristiq, a New Treatment for Major Depressive Disorder in Adults, Now Available in U.S. Pharmacies

...ment or ESRD. * Products containing desvenlafaxine and products containing venlafaxine should not be used concomitantly with PRISTIQ. * Hyponatremia may occur... * Interstitial lung disease and eosinophilic pneumonia associated with venlafaxine (the parent drug of PRISTIQ) therapy have been rarely reported. Adver...
Venlafaxine in Medical Technology

March 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Knee Repair Surgery, Anxiety Disorder and Preventing Blood Clots

...ozac), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft) and citalopram (Celexa). Other antidepressants that may be considered include duloxetine (Cymbalta) and venlafaxine (Effexor). These drugs can be highly effective, but may take several weeks to months before the full effects are evident. And, treatment may require t...

European CHMP Issues Positive Opinion on Cymbalta for the Treatment of Generalised Anxiety Disorder

...(4) Nicolini H, et al. Improvement of psychic and somatic symptoms in adult patients with generalized anxiety disorder: Examination from a duloxetine, venlafaxine extended-release, and placebo-controlled study. In Press at Psychological Medicine. (5) Endicott, J., et al. Duloxetine Treatment for Role Functioni...

Six-Week Investigational Study In Adults With Major Depressive Disorder Evaluates The Effectiveness of Adjunctive Aripiprazole Therapy With Antidepressants

...le-blind placebo to confirm their inadequate response to ADT. The ADTs included escitalopram, fluoxetine, paroxetine controlled release, sertraline or venlafaxine extended release, dosed per label guidelines. A total of 362 adults with inadequate response then entered the six-week randomized treatment phase duri...

New Study Results Provide Additional Data about Short- and Long-Term Use of Desvenlafaxine Succinate in the Treatment of Adults with Major Depressive Disorder

...study. Poster NR363: Ahmed S, et al. Switch from venlafaxine to Desvenlafaxine Succinate Is Well-Tolerated in P...pressive Disorder In this study, patients taking venlafaxine ER were able to transition to desvenlafaxine succi...R. Patients who received either placebo (n=186) or venlafaxine ER (n=183) during the double-blind study began the...

Newly Published Data Demonstrates Superiority of Cipralex Over Duloxetine for Acute Treatment of Depression

...lski RJ, Ventura D. Chang CC. A double-blind comparison of escitalopram and venlafaxine extended release in the treatment of major depressive disorder. J Clin Psyc...ry SA, Huusom AK, Rothmer J. A randomised study comparing escitalopram with venlafaxine XR in primary care patients with major depressive disorder. J Neuropsycholo...
Venlafaxine in Biological Technology

FDA Approves PRISTIQ(TM) for the Treatment of Adult Patients with Major Depressive Disorder

...ent or ESRD. -- Products containing desvenlafaxine and products containing venlafaxine should not be used concomitantly with PRISTIQ. Adverse Reactions -...R XR with tryptophan supplements is not recommended. -- Treatment with venlafaxine is associated with sustained increases in blood pressure (BP) in some p...
Venlafaxine in Biological Definition

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor

...t yet understood. Newer medications The majority of medications most recently approved to treat depression work on multiple neurotransmitters. venlafaxine and duloxetine are both members of the SNRI class of antidepressant medication. SNRIs (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors) work on th...
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