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A 49-year-old male asked:

Effexor (venlafaxine) xr only works on norephinephrine above 150..therefore at 150 it is basically an ssri...is high blood pressure associated with effexor (venlafaxine) at 150?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
Venlafaxine and HTN: An analysis of data from patients revealed a dose-dependent increase in the incidence of sustained hypertension for venlafaxine (3% at less than 100 mg/day vs 5% at 101 to 200 mg/day vs 7% at 201 to 300 mg. www.medscape.org/viewarticle/531675. Best wishes.
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