A 49-year-old member asked:

On effexor (venlafaxine) can't afford it missed 3 days getting sick on 75 mg day. what is equal to it but cheaper ?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Effexor (venlafaxine): Unfortunately their is nothing similar to Effexor (venlafaxine) that is cheaper. There is a generic that is cheaper, you should get that if you are taking name brand. you can not just stop effexor, (venlafaxine) you have to wean down very slowly. You will have severe symptoms if you don't. You could have a seizure, you will have flu like symptoms and will have a shock like sensation in your head.
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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Provided original answer
Having experienced going off a similar drug it is very unpleasant, you do not want to go through it without seeing your doctor and at least getting on a different medication to mitigate some of the withdrawal symptoms.
Sep 12, 2014
Last updated Sep 17, 2014


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