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Would Strattera work for my ADHD? Effexor (venlafaxine) made my anxiety worse. Also have MDD and GAD. Taking Ritalin and Zoloft. Ritalin causing GAD to b worse

Would Strattera work for my ADHD? Effexor (venlafaxine) made my anxiety worse. Also have MDD and GAD. Taking Ritalin and Zoloft. Ritalin causing GAD to b worse

Possibly: Strattera (atomoxetine)'s mode of action is like that of the tricyclic antidepressants. As a result it might have a positive effect on anxiety . It might make your inattentiveness better, especially if the anxiety is contributing. Speak to your doctor about Strattera (atomoxetine) and stopping Ritalin if it is making your anxiety symptoms worse. ...Read more

Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more


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Can serotonin syndrome cause brain damage/dementia/heart damage? Took high dose ADHD meds and effexor (venlafaxine).

Can serotonin syndrome cause brain damage/dementia/heart damage? Took high dose ADHD meds and effexor (venlafaxine).

Unlikely: Serotonin Syndrome may cause fevers and seizures but unlikely dementia or heart failure. Speak with your doctor if you are concern of the dosage and quantity of your medications More info on serotonin syndrome: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/serotonin-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20028946 ...Read more

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What would be the best dosage of Effexor (venlafaxine) for ADHD ? 75 or 150 mg?

What would be the best dosage of Effexor (venlafaxine) for ADHD ? 75 or 150 mg?

Though a small study: showed promise for Venlafaxine to have a 70% chance of reducing ADHD symptoms in adults, it's not FDA- approved for that use. It is prescribed to some adults with Anxiety Disorders & comorbid ADHD. Venlafaxine affects serotonin in low doses (75 mg/day), serotonin & norepinephrine at moderate doses (150-225 mg/day) & serotonin, norepinephrine, & dopamine in high doses (300- 375 mg/day) ...Read more

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Adderall 20mg 3-4 day, Effexor (venlafaxine) 150mg 57yrs old, ADHD, high b/p, getting aggressive behavior, and obese, On B/P Medications, many highs, & lows, why?

Adderall 20mg 3-4 day, Effexor (venlafaxine) 150mg 57yrs old, ADHD, high b/p, getting aggressive behavior, and obese, On B/P Medications, many highs, & lows, why?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) problems: Have you discussed this with your doctor? Have you ever looked up the side effects of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). If you were my patient, I would discontinue your Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine), as it's probably making you worse. 80 mgs per day is not a low dose. If you're not careful, you could end up in a hospital. You should contact your doctor now. You are at risk for heart attack or stroke. ...Read more

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Which dose of venlafaxine is more likely to be effective for Adhd - 75 or 150 mg ?

Not commonly used: Venlafaxine is not commonly prescribed for ADHD and so effective dose is difficult to know. Please speak with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Is tranxene for Effexor (venlafaxine) withdrawal?

Is tranxene for Effexor (venlafaxine) withdrawal?

No: It's is a minor tranquilizer--for Effexor (venlafaxine) discontinuance symptoms the best is take a small (37.5) of effexor (venlafaxine). ...Read more

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Is weight gain from Effexor (venlafaxine) metabolic?

Is weight gain from Effexor (venlafaxine) metabolic?

Not certain: No one is certain as to what causes weight gain on Effexor (venlafaxine) in some patients. For some, Effexor (venlafaxine) might decrease the sense of satiety, or fullness, causing people to eat more than usual. We know that some people have a genetic predisposition to increased side effects to ssris, involving their effect on the serotonin 2a receptor, which has an impact on appetite. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Venlafaxine (Definition)

It belong to classification of snri antidepressant also help anxiety start slow go slow its approved for depression and anxiety disorder there are some common side effects important never stop suddenly always taper slowly if you ever ...Read more


Effexor (Definition)

Venlafaxine is a non-tricyclic which is a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic ...Read more