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any long term health affects with effexor

A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Effexor (venlafaxine): Effexor (venlafaxine) is used to treat depression and anxiety. The most common are headaches, high blood pressure, chest pain, blureed vision and with ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aron Tendler
19 years experience Psychiatry
Reversible: Alot of the psychiatric medications can cause GI side effects. Usually constipation is a problem. This is because there is alot of serotonergic innere ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle King
26 years experience Psychiatry
To date,: there are no long term effects of effexor (venlafaxine). It can cause GI effects- these are not severe symptoms, usually go away, and are limited to d ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
57 years experience Psychiatry
Probably ok: I've seen pts taking 600mg/day regularly with no ill effects--so you are probably in no danger--probably should run it by your doc to see what he/she ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Specializes in Family Medicine
Medication side aff.: Depakote can cause liver problems where you would feel weak, nausea and a flu like feeling and Effexor (venlafaxine) could cause hypertension. Other s ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Effexor (venlafaxine): It sounds like your doctor is being gradual in titrating your dose. I have seen some effectiveness of Effexor (venlafaxine) around 150mg/day. Howeve ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Many possibilities: There are many antidepressants from which to choose. Recent studies suggest that just because 1st drug from a family doesn't work doesn't mean that yo ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Effexor (venlafaxine): Depends on dose you're on & how long you were on it. Roughly 7-10 days.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Effexor (venlafaxine): Depends on dose & length of time on effexor, (venlafaxine) as well as if other meds. Are used during washout phase, usually few weeks.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
48 years experience Psychiatry
It depends: Lots of people can stop that dose 'cold turkey' . Others may have to cut the dose down slowly of a few months. Most people fall in the middle. That is ... Read More

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