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how long has effexor been on the market

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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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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
47 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
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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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Dr. Bernard Laitman
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Few months: Only out for several months but seems to be very effective for irritable bowel with constipation as primary symptom..Tested for a long time as per fda ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Sibley
44 years experience LASIK Surgery
Ocuvite Antioxidants: Ocuvite was formulated in the early 80's for eye doctors to recommend to our patients but us M.D.'s were unable or unwilling to tell our patients abou ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Zero published: Some women do use sam-e for pmdd, but so far there is no published clinical research documenting effectiveness. Using it for this condition would be ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Anxiety: See that you are treated for anxiety & take celexa and wellbutrin (bupropion). Do you also have depression since you are on wellbutrin (bupropion) ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Some people do: Some people do stay on antidepressants for many years, depending on the symptoms they experience without them. Talk with your psychiatrist about this ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bryant Cary
7 years experience Pharmacology
Maybe: Long term abx can cause a few things to happen. As the number ; kind of bacteria in your GI tract change, it can cause diarrhea etc. Also, it selects ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Naftulin
33 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Similar to other nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (nsaids), Meloxicam can be taken for prolonged periods of time. Do not exceed the prescribed dosa ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Suboxone: The serious reactions include respiratory depression, respiratory arrest, bronchospasm, anaphylaxis, angioneurotic edema, hypotension, bradycardia, se ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Desipramine: As long as your doctor monitors you heart status, no worries.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience Endocrinology
Depends: Should be soon. If you are taking it for a pituitary prolactin producing tumor have your endocrinologist give you cabergoline.
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Dr. Kathy Nieder
39 years experience Family Medicine
Just depends: You could simply resume your previous cycle pattern, you may have a delay in beginning your next cycle or you could have more cramping or bleeding. Of ... Read More
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Dr. Enrique Madrigal-segura
53 years experience Psychiatry
Side effects: Traetment on SSRI's such as Citalopram can cause from initial GI symptoms like nausea. Usually GI symptoms last for a few days, perhaps less than a we ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
It depends.: On whether you were slowly tapered down or abruptly stopped. Also, there is apparently broad variation in the duration. Generally , however, if it eve ... Read More
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Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
No time limit: It really depends upon its benefit to your husband. Men with metastatic disease can have long term benefit.
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Dr. Prakash Ettigi
50 years experience Psychiatry
Yes.: You can safely stop it and most people will have no problems. To be extra careful you can break the tablet in half and take a half tablet for 2 days a ... Read More
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Dr. Seth Kunen
44 years experience Clinical Psychology
Avoid in pregnancy: Paxil (paroxetine) has an fda rating of "d" (there is evidence of potential risk to the fetus). Paxil (paroxetine) may cause heart defects or serious ... Read More
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Nortriptylene: Stopping Nortriptylene does not usually cause a withdrawal syndrome, but the symptoms for which it was prescribed can return -- especially if the disc ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
With your 70 pound: Weight gain you should have a sleep study to rule out sleep apnea. I wouldn't recommend anything be changed without consulting your psychiatrist. Best ... Read More
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Dr. Henry Jacobs
65 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Several years: bausch and lomb the eye care people promote this and they are a pretty reliable company. whether the vits can prevent or improve macular degeneration, ... Read More

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