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what are the side effects of venlafaxime? and how potent is the 150mg dosage of it? in terms of brain sedative effects

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Dr. Marcia Daniels
42 years experience Psychiatry
Venlafaxine s.e.: Side effects in more than 10% of people include headache, nausea, insomnia, general weakness, dizziness, ejaculation problems, sleepiness, dry mouth and sweating. Side effects in 1-10% of people include anorexia, constipation, nervousness, visual abnormality, anorgasmia, high blood pressure, impotence, tremors, vomiting, and weight changes. 150mg may be potent dose in terms of sedative effect.
Answered on Nov 21, 2013
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Dr. Ryan Miller
18 years experience Anesthesiology
Effexor-XR: The side effects of venlafaxine 150mg only comes in "xr" or 'extended release' capsules. Therefore it's not releasing the entire 150mg at once however over a 24hr period. 150mg is a very standard does of venlafaxine it also comes in 30, 75, 150, 220 capsules. There are also lower dose's of 30mg & 75mg xr capsules. Venlafaxine is more known for its stimulating of the brain, rather than sedating effec.
Answered on Jun 12, 2017
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali commented
31 years experience Psychiatry
Also 37.5 mg.
Apr 26, 2013

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