A 40-year-old male asked:
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currently take 200mg zoloft daily and dr. has now added effexor (venlafaxine) xr 75mg daily. is this a problem? what alternatives should i discuss with dr.?

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Seems like a lot: Zoloft 200 mg is a pretty high dose. You may want to ask him about weaning down on the Zoloft as he's increasing the Effexor XR. You may also want to ask about another class of medication instead of the Effexor XR such as wellbutrin, buproprion or abilify, (aripiprazole) depending on your diagnosis.
Answered on May 14, 2016
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