Norepinephrine (Noradrenaline) Reuptake Inhibitor

What is Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor ?

Norepinephrine (noradrenaline) reuptake inhibitor is a type of medication that acts by using the process of ‘Reuptake Inhibition’ specifically for the neurotransmitter we refer to as Norepinephrine or Epinephrine. It essentially is a drug that exerts its effect by inhibiting the action of the ‘Norepinephrine Transporter’ or ‘NET’. Norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor medicine increases the extracellular concentrations of norepinephrine or epinephrine levels.


How does Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor Work ?

Norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor drug is included in a group of medicines known as Serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors or SNRI. Besides, such medicines usually impact brain neurotransmitters (chemical messengers). It leads to the ‘Suppression’ of ‘Depression’ symptoms in a human being. Similar to antidepressants, a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor or SNRI medicine ultimately works by altering the brain chemistry. It does so by having an impact and changing communication occurring in the brain nerve cell responsible for regulating mood to provide relief from ‘Depression’ symptoms.


What are The Uses of a Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor?

Usually, you take a Norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor or an SNRI medicine regularly to manage medical conditions such as narcolepsy and ADHD or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Since this type of medication exhibits ‘Psychostimulant Effects’. It also is useful in managing ‘Obesity’ because it possesses ‘Appetite Suppressant Effects’. Norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor medications are also used to treat major depression, anxiety, and panic disorder. 

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