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Does effexor (venlafaxine) cause high blood pressure?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 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 43 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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High blood pressure due to venlafaxine is curable?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes: It can worsen htn. If you stop the drug, it wears off in about 55 hours.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016


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