19.01.8 Noradrenaline and Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor

Venlafaxine is an example of a serotonin-noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor (SNRI). This drug acts similarly to TCAs and SSRIs by blocking noradrenaline and/or serotonin reuptake, however venlafaxine is highly selective for the transporters, thus obviating numerous side effects related to administration of TCAs or SSRIs.