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 FETZIMA ® (levomilnacipran) extended-release capsules, for oral use
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Initial U.S. Approval:  2013

Mechanism of Action: The exact mechanism of the antidepressant action of levomilnacipran is unknown, but is thought to be related to the potentiation of serotonin and norepinephrine in the central nervous system, through inhibition of reuptake at serotonin and norepinephrine transporters. Non-clinical studies have shown that levomilnacipran is a potent and selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI).

Indications and usage 

FETZIMA is a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) indicated for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) .

Limitation of Use: FETZIMA is not approved for the management of fibromyalgia. The efficacy and safety of FETZIMA for the management of fibromyalgia have not been established

Dosage and administration 

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How supplied

HOW SUPPLIED: Extended-release capsules: 20 mg, 40 mg, 80 mg and 120 mg

Reference

Reference(s)

National Institutes of Health, U.S. National Library of Medicine, DailyMed Database.
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