Desvenlafaxine Pharmacology

On this episode, I discuss desvenlafaxine pharmacology, adverse effects, pharmacokinetics, and drug interactions.

Desvenlafaxine is a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor that can be used for depression.

Renal elimination is an important method of deactivation of desvenlafaxine. Dose adjustments may be recommended as renal function drops below 50 mls/min.

Withdrawal syndrome due is a risk with desvenlafaxine as it has a significantly short half-life.

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