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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Coleman
38 years experience Psychiatry
Side effects EFFEXOR (venlafaxine): There are different types of Antidepressant/-anxiety meds. Effexor (venlafaxine) effects both serotonin and norepinephrine, by increasing availabilit ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Blumenfield
57 years experience Psychiatry
May not be best 4 u: Effexor (venlafaxine) is an antidepressant. IF it is making you anxious it may not be the best medication for you. Discuss this with your doctor.
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Dr. Pacita David
29 years experience Psychiatry
Good question: As a class, antidepressants/antianxiety medications such as Effexor (venlafaxine) XR, can potentially cause worsening depression and/or anxiety in sus ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Effexor: No guarantees but that certainly sounds like a good treatment option.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
43 years experience Neurology
Effexor (venlafaxine) & depression: Effexor (venlafaxine) is a stimulating antidepressant. It may worsen depression in the short term. It will help both depression and anxiety in the lon ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Effexor (venlafaxine) and Anxiety: It can be seen at all doses, but most commonly from 225 mg/day and higher.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Esguerra
16 years experience Psychiatry
Take care: Taking too much effexor/venlafaxine can cause heart complications and if the overdose is severe, death can occur. However, the max dose of Effexor is ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Barrios
23 years experience Child Psychiatry
Definitely Can : Unfortunately not uncommon for effexor (venlafaxine) and other norepinephrine increasing antidepressants (eg cymbalta, less so Wellbutrin) to increase ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Younus
31 years experience Psychiatry
Discuss with doc: It is true that some times decrease in symptoms are observed by people around you. Talk to your doc about dose of the medication and if it needs to be ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
55 years experience Psychiatry
Medication effects: It seems that you are taking Clonazepam which is used to treat Anxiety. Effexor (venlafaxine) is used to treat Depression and Anxiety. It is likely th ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melanie Mintzer
41 years experience Family Medicine
Tapering off effexor (venlafaxine): Tapering off any medication is difficult as the symptoms the medication was treating come back. I would contact the provider that prescribed this med ... Read More

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