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A 29-year-old male asked:

Is the tapering process usually more difficult with effexor (venlafaxine) as compared to other antidepressants such as zoloft and celexa?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes.: This is true. We frequently taper most psychoactive medications, but venlafaxine seems to be more problematic than others.

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