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how long did it take for effexor to start working

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
17 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, if doc agrees: always discuss your plan of care with ur doc. it's most common 4 docs 2 recommend that patients reduce the dose of one med while they transition on to ... Read More

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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Medication Effects: I understand your discomfort. You deserve relief. Adderall is a medication for Attention deficit disorder, Effexor (venlafaxine) for depression and Kl ... Read More
Dr. William Coutts ii
25 years experience Family Medicine
Major work up: You need to see your PCP and get a thorough history, physical and indicated diagnostic tests. Additionally, you need to optimize your life style. You ... Read More
Dr. Michael Blumenfield
56 years experience Psychiatry
Take a step back: Sometimes you have to step back and look at the entire picture. You want to be sure you are physically OK and then work with a psychiatrist to figure ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Effexor (venlafaxine): Depends on dose you're on & how long you were on it. Roughly 7-10 days.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Effexor (venlafaxine) XR: Eliminating immediate-release Effexor (venlafaxine) takes about 3 days, but the elimination of the xr form depends on its absorption -- which can add ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
29 years experience Psychiatry
Same symptoms: Usually, when pt experiences what appears to be a "plateau" in response to antidepressants, it could be that the medication needs adjustment. This is ... Read More
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Effexor (venlafaxine): Effexor (venlafaxine) and its breakdown product have half-lives of 5 and 11 hours, respectively. This means that both should be gone from your system ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
52 years experience Addiction Medicine
Patience.: It takes anywhere from 2-6 weeks on the right dosage to feel the benefits of antidepressants. The dose will depend on the severity, duration and the p ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
45 years experience Clinical Psychology
Usually in week or +: The half-life of this medication is about 5 hours, so after a week, most of this drug will be out of your system. Talk with your doctor for the reaso ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jacobus (Dr. Cobus) Van Niekerk
Specializes in Aesthetic Medicine
Change meds: Better meds around for when you want to fall pregnant. Discuss with your doctor.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roberta Beals
27 years experience Family Medicine
A month: The long lasting symptoms should be better by the 3rd week. Good luck.
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