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What are the signs and symptoms effexor is not working

A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Effexor (venlafaxine): Effexor (venlafaxine) is safe up to 450 mg/day. Most people end up on about 150 mg/day. Any dose above 150 also helps with anxiety.

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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Has anything else: changed in your life? Any losses, illnesses in your family? Other stresses? Sometimes antidepressants need to be changed, other times it is due to lif... Read More
Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Dose?: You may need an increase in dose of Prozac (fluoxetine) up to max 80 mg/d. Add cognitive behavioral therapy if not already doing so
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Talk with MD: It sounds like ur involved ur dtrs care; w/ her consent, you cld schedule a meeting with her & her doc or encourage her to c her doc ASAP. Doc ne... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Yes ,but: Yes, you may take two a day but be sure you see your doctor for blood pressure monitoring.This drug has norepin., at higher dosage, blood pressure nee... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Schuster
Specializes in Pain Management
Patience: Unfortunately it sometimes takes several trials to find the right antidepressant that helps you without causing side effects. Lexapro (escitalopram) i... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Effexor (venlafaxine) withdrawal: Not too pleasant, especially hot flashes & heart racing with stomach upset & dizziness.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Effexor (venlafaxine) withdrawal?: Technically, the effect of stiffing Effexor (venlafaxine) is a "discontinuation syndrome", as opposed to withdrawal. Symptoms may include flu like sxs... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Get back on it: It is not good to miss your medication but missing two days of Effexor (venlafaxine) is not catastrophic. Get back on your medication and find a way t... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Younus
32 years experience
Discuss with doc: It is true that some times decrease in symptoms are observed by people around you. Talk to your doc about dose of the medication and if it needs to be... Read More
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