desvenlafaxine

noun
des·​ven·​la·​fax·​ine | \ des-ˌven-lə-ˈfak-ˌsēn How to pronounce desvenlafaxine (audio) \

Medical Definition of desvenlafaxine

: a drug that functions as an SNRI and is administered orally chiefly in the form of its succinate C16H25NO2·C4H6O4·H2O or fumarate C16H25NO2·C4H4O4 especially to treat depression

Note: Desvenlafaxine is the primary active metabolite of venlafaxine. The succinate of desvenlafaxine is marketed under the trademark Pristiq.

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“Desvenlafaxine.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/desvenlafaxine. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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