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Treatment and Therapy - Pain Medication

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Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs)

Serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) are a new type of antidepressant medication that may alleviate pain caused by neuropathy. These drugs affect the nerve cells in the brain and inhibit the production and release of specific neurotransmitters (serotonin and norepinephrine).

Examples of serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors include:

  • Duloxetine (Cymbalta®)
  • Venlafaxine (Effexor®, Effexor XR®

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