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how long does it take to withdraw from effexor

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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 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 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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Dr. James Goodpaster
28 years experience Dentistry
It Depends: Drugs clear the body at different rates depending on the form given, how much was given, how long you took it, what other meds you take and your own m ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Up to five days: Since it could take Effexor (venlafaxine) up to five or more days to clear you blood stream, the swelling could persist during that time. If severe , ... Read More
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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.
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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
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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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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience Psychiatry
Depends: This depends on many factors. Effexor (venlafaxine) does not always result in pain relief. If it does it should be noticeable in four to six weeks.
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