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switching from paxil to effexor

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Would be gradual: I would be more gradual about tapering the effexor, (venlafaxine) since its mechanism is not only with serotonin but also norepinephrine. The process ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
8 people 8 reactions: Your provider should know what there is to know about this decision. Or find out on your behalf as much as possible. I've heard reports of all sorts, ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
25 years experience Infectious Disease
SSRI: Paxil is a Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. Effexor (venlafaxine) is a Serotonin–norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. They do share many proper ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Austina Cho
26 years experience Psychiatry
With inositol yes.: You must mean Effexor (venlafaxine) 75 mg daily? Both meds are safe with Inositol, a form of sugar, but Paxil and Effexor (venlafaxine) together can c ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Beyond medication: Use some behavioral / psychological interventions such as found in a book called "Hope and help for your nerves" by Claire Weekes and visit the websit ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Better not: these combinations aren't totally safe when taken together, you want to ask your prescriber for alternative or dose adjustment, wish you well
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
27 years experience Clinical Psychology
Social Anxiety: Reactions to the various ssris is very individual. Some of them are marketed as better for certain specific anxiety or depressive disorders, but in fa ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Kunen
45 years experience Clinical Psychology
Questions...: Perhaps you mean desvenlafaxine/pristique since Effexor has been dc'd in the us (are you in us?). Pristique increases norepinephrine, Dopamine & sero ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
47 years experience Psychiatry
Paxil (paroxetine) withdrawal: Paxil (paroxetine) withdrawal maybe difficult. You may want to take a longer time. I generally withdraw Paxil (paroxetine) 5 mg a month. Cross titrati ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gabriel Cline
12 years experience Clinical Psychology
Talk to your Dr.: Whenever you have complications or side effects that you believe are related to a change in medication you should address these with your physician to ... Read More
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