A 36-year-old female asked:

I recently started a new job and i am without insurance for 3 months. i am nearing the end of my prescription of effexor xr 150mg. do i just flat out stop taking it after my last pill? i have only missed a pill on one occasion and had the "brain zaps." an

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Do you want to stop?: No, it would be best not to stop. This would prevent withdrawal. The other question is, do you need it? It may be a little less expensive to use the non SR version, another medicine, or just make sure you have enough refills to get through the 3 months.
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