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what are alternative antidepressants for venlafaxine?

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Dr. Cyma Khalily
34 years experience Psychiatry
NOT SURE OF QUESTION: Sorry not sure what the question is. There are many other antidepressants. Venlafaxine effects norepinephrine and serotonin. Cymbalta also effects this as well as pristiq (desvenlafaxine).
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
Dr. Paul Grin
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35 years experience Pain Management
Serzone: A novel new antidepressant is Serzone, which has a dual action on the serotonin synapse. Not only is this drug effective for clinical depression, it is also of particular benefit in combating sleep disturbances and the anxiety
Answered on Nov 30, 2014

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