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A 40-year-old member asked:

Does effexor (venlafaxine) cause high blood pressure?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 23 years experience
Unaware of any: Such association.
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A 49-year-old male asked:

At what dose does Effexor (venlafaxine) become an snri and is high blood pressure common with its use?

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Dr. Jane Steiner
Psychiatry 44 years experience
At least 150mg: One usually needs to get up to at least 150 mg to start to see the effects of the 2 neurotransmitter( serotonin plus norepinephrine ), and one needs to get to at least 225 before you may see the effect of the 3rd ( dopamine) come into play. Yes Effexor (venlafaxine) can affect BP; it should be monitored.
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A 25-year-old male asked:

High blood pressure due to venlafaxine is curable?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Yes: It can worsen htn. If you stop the drug, it wears off in about 55 hours.
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