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Can effexor (venlafaxine) at 112 mg increase blood pressure? mine has gotten high 144/110 the last month.

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Dr. Patricia Foster answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Yes: One side effect of Effexor (venlafaxine) can be elevated blood pressure. Review with prescribing doctor to consider dose change or alternate medication. Do not let increased BP while on Effexor (venlafaxine) be dismissed as "stress." See: http://www.pdrhealth.com/drugs/effexor I hope this helps. Best wishes.

Answered 4/25/2016

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