Desvenlafaxine Succinate

CAS 386750-22-7

About the API

Technology Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Therapeutic category Neurology-Psychiatry
Available formulations Oral Solid Long-Acting
Regulations Canada DMF Flag Canada DMF Other Flag Other US DMF Flag US DMF

General Information

Desvenlafaxine is used for the treatment of major depressive disorder. It belongs to the class of substances termed SNRIs ‘ selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors.

 

These substances augment the signaling of serotonin and norepinephrine in the central nervous system, causing elevated mood. Desvenlafaxine is administered orally in extended-release tablet. It is the major active metabolite of the antidepressant venlafaxine. Currently it is being studied for effectiveness in generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).

 

In 2008, desvenlafaxine succinate was approved by the FDA, under the trade name Pristiq. It is produced through a chemical process involving several steps.