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What is desvenlafaxine?

Desvenlafaxine is a medication used to treat depression and other mood disorders. The medication works by increasing natural substances in the brain helping to enhance mood. It is thought to work by affecting the levels of two neurotransmitters: serotonin and norepinephrine. Desvenlafaxine is available as an extended-release tablet that is usually taken once a day. It can be found under the brand name Pristiq and is part of a class of drugs called serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs).

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