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what are side effects of effexor (venlafaxine) xr 75mg?

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Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 39 years experience
Long list in 5%: Physical symptoms hypertension, dizziness, headache, agitation which can ease with time--but interaction with other drugs cause serotonin syndrome and there is other symptoms due to withdrawal---ask your doctor, need follow up.

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A 25-year-old male asked:

What is the ideal time to wein off Effexor (venlafaxine) XR 75mg?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Anytime: If you have talked to your provider and it is agreed that trying to ween off Effexor (venlafaxine) is the right thing to do there is no particular good time. However, when you do go off do not stop immediately, but take two weeks to reduce your dose.
A 25-year-old female asked:

Just started Effexor (venlafaxine) XR 75mg what is the effective does to become more productive and how long will it take me to get to that dose?

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Patience.: It takes anywhere from 2-6 weeks on the right dosage to feel the benefits of antidepressants. The dose will depend on the severity, duration and the presence of co-morbid factors. It is important to have CBT as part of your therapy, not just medications to help you attain the benefits.
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A female asked:

What would happen if I took 30 Venlafaxine-XR 75mg tablets? Would it kill me?

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Dr. Austina Cho
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Go to the nearest ER: If you took 30 venlafaxine XR 75 mg tabs, you should go to the nearest ER as soon as possible. You could experience life threatening side effects like elevated blood pressure, arrhythmias of the heart and seizures. Please get the help you need if you are contemplating suicide.

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