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can i take effexor (venlafaxine) and desyrel together?

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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Yes: This is a common combination where trazadone is used as a sleep aid.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali commented
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Caution Re. Serotonin syndrome
Aug 25, 2012

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Is it for a doctor to give you Effexor (venlafaxine) if there is a possibility of you being bipolar, not depressed?

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No: Effexor (venlafaxine) is a dual-action antidepressant. It is generally not used for treatment of bipolar disorder. In cases of bipolar disorder, antidepressants should not be used alone; if they are used they should be combined with another medication called a mood stabilizer.
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A 27-year-old member asked:

Can effexor/wellbutrin cause an increase in addiction or addictive symptoms?

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Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Not that I know of: Effexor (venlafaxine) if taken for a period of five or six weeks and stopped suddenly can have significant withdrawal. Wellbutrin is used to help people who are addicted to cigarettes stop smoking but doesn't block withdrawal symptoms. That's as close to" addiction or addiction symptoms" as i can get regarding those two medications.
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A 18-year-old member asked:

I have been on Effexor (venlafaxine) for almost 4 weeks and have breathing problem. What should I do?

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Call your doctor: It is important to be able to explain to your doctor what kind of breathing problem you are having. Usually it comes from having more anxiety or if you are being treated for anxiety you need a higher dose. In very very rare cases if you feel your muscles are too stiff that is a serious side effect and you need to seek help sooner.
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A 46-year-old female asked:

Is it safe to take passion flower along with venlafaxine and trazodone?

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Yes, but...: The passion flower is no problem ... But venlafaxine and trazodone together can be a potential problem unless the doses are kept low to average.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Is it advantageous to take pristiq (desvenlafaxine) over Effexor xr?

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Dr. Clifton Schermerhorn
General Practice 40 years experience
Maybe: Pristiq is a cogener of effexor...Pristiq is the right rotatory molecule of the racemic mixture known as effexor...Basically, the same medication...Pristiq is more potent..Venlafaxine versus desvenlafaxine...Don't confuse potency with efficacy, however...

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