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venlafaxine 
A synthetic phenethylamine bicyclic derivative with antidepressant activity. Venlafaxine and its active metabolite, O-desmethylvenlafaxine (ODV), are potent inhibitors of neuronal serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake and weak dopamine reuptake inhibitors. This agent may reduce hormone-related vasomotor symptoms. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
US brand name:Effexor
Abbreviation:VNF