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Does Effexor (venlafaxine) act on norepinephrine at 150mg or at doses above 150mg?

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Dr. John Gaffney
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In brief: Effexor (venlafaxine)

Effexor (venlafaxine) is a fairly balanced compound in that it works on both norepinephrine and serotonin fairly equally (unlike Cymbalta for instance which skews to the serotonin side a bit more).
So, you'll be getting the norepinephrine reuptake inhibition at every dose strength. Hope that helps!

In brief: Effexor (venlafaxine)

Effexor (venlafaxine) is a fairly balanced compound in that it works on both norepinephrine and serotonin fairly equally (unlike Cymbalta for instance which skews to the serotonin side a bit more).
So, you'll be getting the norepinephrine reuptake inhibition at every dose strength. Hope that helps!
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