U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
United Kingdom
A 33-year-old female asked:

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

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 21 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.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jun 3, 2016


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.