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In the US, Desvenlafaxine (desvenlafaxine systemic) is a member of the drug class serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors and is used to treat ADHD, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Hot Flashes, Major Depressive Disorder, Narcolepsy, Neuralgia, Obesity, Panic Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Postmenopausal Symptoms and Somatoform Pain Disorder.

US matches:



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antidepressant: Selective serotonin and noradrenalin reuptake inhibitor (SSNRI)

Chemical Names

(+-)-1-{α-[(Dimetylamino)metyl]-4-hydroxybenzyl}cyclohexanol (IUPAC)


4-[(RS)-2-(Dimetylamino)-1-(1-hydroxycyclohexyl)etyl]phenol (WHO)

Phenol, 4-(2-(dimetylamino)-1-(1-hydroxycyclohexyl)etyl)-

Foreign Names

  • Desvenlafaxinum (Latin)
  • Desvenlafaxin (German)
  • Dèsvenlafaxine (French)
  • Desvenlafaxina (Spanish)

Generic Names

Brand Names

  • Deslafax
    Molekule, India
  • Fapris
    Raffo, Argentina
  • Ixium
    Roemmers, Argentina
  • Khedezla
    Par Pharmaceutical, Inc., United States
  • Newven-OD
    Torrent, India
  • Pristiq
    Pfizer, Singapore
  • Zyven-OD
    Zydus, India
  • Pristiq
    Pfizer, Argentina; Pfizer, Australia; Pfizer, Canada; Pfizer, Ecuador; Pfizer, Hong Kong; Pfizer, Malaysia; Pfizer, Philippines; Pfizer, Thailand; Pfizer U.S., United States; Wyeth, Chile; Wyeth, Israel


BANBritish Approved Name
IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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