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how long does it take for effexor to work

A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Normal? yes: Common? maybe. In any case, enjoy the relief. You may wonder if this means you should consider it gone and stop taking it. Don't w/out Dr advice and t ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Woods
29 years experience in Psychiatry
Two to Four Weeks: Most antidepressants, including Effexor (generic venlafaxine), begin working between two to four weeks. One must take into consideration the dose, the ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Psychiatric Meds: 1. Yes. 2. Yes. 3. Yes. 4. You need to be at optimal dose to see good results. but often 4 to 6 weeks (may be earlier though). 5. If the effexor (ve ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Steiner
42 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes....: ...The levothyroxine ( synthroid) is supposed to be taken on an empty stomach about 30 to 60 minutes before eating breakfast. Ideally you would take ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julio Bordas
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Fluoxetine activity.: Fluoxetine enhances serotonin levels in the brain. Serotonin is a brain chemical involved in mood regulation. For this medication to be effective it ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Lisinopril: Lisinopril is used for many things. For blood pressure changes can be seen in a week or so. For heart failure and other uses it can take 6 weeks or mo ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
1 to 3 hours: Claritin d is a combination antihistamine [claritin= loratadine] and d= decongestant pseudoephedrine. This product is rapidly absorbed then metaboliz ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Archibald Miller
40 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Gastritis: This medication should start having an effect within 2 hours of oral intake.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
38 years experience in Psychiatry
Depends: Stelazine is a first generation anitpsychotic which was indicated for hallucinations and delusions. However, it is a good, inexpensive alternative to ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
30 years experience in Urogynecology
Quickly: Immediate release oxybutinin taken orally begins to work in 20-30 minutes.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Same day: You should be able to hopefully notice some results withing the same day you take it.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Depends: if taken on empty stomach, 30 minutes should be enough to feel its effect, if on a full stomach takes longer, check that you have taken the right dose ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Depends: It comes as a long acting form and a short acting form. If you take a short acting capsule on an empty stomach, it will work within 1-2 hours. If you ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience in Dermatology
Depends: You just have to try it and see. I usually see how it goes for 3 months before i switch to others.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kuglitsch
40 years experience in Urology
Flomax (tamsulosin): Flomax (tamsulosin) is an Alpha blocker and work within 24 hours regarding its effects. If given for obstructive voiding then effects are usually seen ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Celexa (citalopram): Most ssri antidepressants take 4-6 weeks to see full effectiveness.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Hyoscyamine: Is anticholinergic & antispasmodic agent , which is a racemic component of Atropine with twice the potency of atropine. Is used in gastrointestinal & ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Mebendazole: What are you treating?
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
30 years experience in Pediatrics
A week: You have to give it at least a week. Keeps the new lesions for occurring, doesn't treat the lesions that are already there as well.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
a few days: A few days.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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Soon: When taken orally, caffeine takes 15-45 minutes to reach its peak effects in the body although stimulant effects are noticeable at 5-10 minutes. The e ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Depends: in acute upper respiratory tract inflammation, might work right away, but in chronic conditions would take about 2-3 days to work, given that it is ta ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
21 years experience in Child Psychiatry
1-2 weeks: On average, for the treatment of psychiatric disorders, it takes 7-14 days after achieving a therapeutic blood level. I will defer to my neurology col ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
33 years experience in Neurology
1 month: In reality, it depends upon the situation. Is the person taking Lamotrigine as mono or poly (add-on) therapy. Some people respond to low doses (50 - ... Read More
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