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Venlafaxine is an antidepressant. It belongs to the SSNRI (selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor) class of drugs. Venlafaxine uses include treating depression, anxiety disorders, and panic disorder. Doctors sometimes use it to treat hot flashes in menopausal women as well.

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  1. Venlafaxine. U.S. National Library of Medicine. https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a694020.html#brand-name-1
  2. Venlafaxine (Oral Route). Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/venlafaxine-oral-route/description/drg-20067379
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