Venlafaxine Pharmacology

In this episode, I discuss venlafaxine pharmacology, adverse effect, dose conversion of IR to ER, and drug interactions.

Venlafaxine is notorious for producing withdrawal symptoms when discontinued abruptly. I discuss these in detail on the podcast.

How significant is the interaction of venlafaxine with antiplatelet agents? I discuss that in this episode.

The onset of action is a critical education point that patients must be aware of as it takes some time for venlafaxine to work.

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Duloxetine Pharmacology

On this episode, I discuss duloxetine pharmacology, adverse effects, and common drug interactions.

Duloxetine is an SNRI that is used for depression, anxiety, and various pain syndromes like neuropathy and fibromyalgia.

Duloxetine can inhibit CYP2D6 which can lead to higher concentrations of clozapine and propranolol and lower activity of tamoxifen.

CYP1A2 inhibitors like ciprofloxacin can raise concentrations of duloxetine leading to an increased potential for adverse effects.

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