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May 01, 2009
Venlafaxine and Desvenlafaxine
Expires May 31, 2015
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Sample questions:
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A 42-year-old man with recurrent major depressive disorder (MDD) is referred to you by his primary care physician for evaluation because the patient has not responded to two adequate trials of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). You decide to prescribe venlafaxine extended release (XR). Which of the following statements concerning the prescription of venlafaxine XR is true?
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The mechanism of action of both venlafaxine and desvenlafaxine is
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Although venlafaxine is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) only for the treatment of major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and panic disorder, double-blind and single-blind randomized, controlled clinical trials of venlafaxine monotherapy have shown it to be effective in all of the following additional conditions except