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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
It needs to be: Slowly tapered under medical supervision. If you are starting another antidepressant - the two meds can often be cross titrated.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hitendra Patel
25 years experience Psychiatry
AM: It is always am medication. But there are few person take at night time if they feel tired or drowsy during day time.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Anytime: If you have talked to your provider and it is agreed that trying to ween off Effexor (venlafaxine) is the right thing to do there is no particular goo ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
20 years experience psychiatry
The release: Regular Effexor (venlafaxine) tablets (immediate release form) need to be taken 2-3 times a day. The xr is an extended release version of Effexor (ve ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
20 years experience psychiatry
Yes: Some patients say they have felt a benefit the first day they take a medication. That is likely due to the placebo effect and not the medication itse ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Effexor (venlafaxine): The xr form is extended release and given once a day, somewhat better tolerated than the regular release as far as effect on stomach.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
39 years experience Psychiatry
Augmentation meds.: Good choices to augment an antidepressant like Venlafaxine, would be Wellbutrin, or one of the newer atypical antipsychotics. Rexulti, Abilify, (aripi ... Read More
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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
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Kriedman
47 years experience Psychiatry
Not much yet: You need time for the body to respond to the higher dose. The goal is to relieve your symptoms (depression, anxiety, etc). Don't let your current mood ... Read More
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