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A 37-year-old female asked:

Currently tapering down effexor (venlafaxine) and getting on celexa. i take 75 mg eff and 10 mg cel. i'm really liking this combo. the goal is to get off of eff but what if this combo works can i be on 2 diff meds?

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Yes.: Yes, of course. Effexor (venlafaxine) is an snri an d Celexa is an ssri and the combination causes the reuptake of the neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine which are deficient in depression . In fact, a lot of psychiatrists have used combinations of antidepressants to target symptoms that one antidepressant inadequately treats.
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