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A 33-year-old female asked:

I came off citalopram 2 days ago. is it ok to start effexor (venlafaxine) today?

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Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 20 years experience
Yes: yes, that is fine. the issue that you might run into is that effexor (venlafaxine) can be a difficult medication to start and stop. for most people it causes a fair amount of side effects the first 7-14 days, so if you feel crummy its not going to be because of stopping the citalopram but because effexor (venlafaxine) has more side effects.

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