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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)

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?

Checked in with doc?: There sound to be a lot of things going on at once here and I can't be sure they all have to do with either the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or some other single problem. You should call your doc and get in for another examination or have them make some adjustments based on your conditions. They know you better than anyone. ...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

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Lemon balm and Effexor (venlafaxine) XR interactions?

Lemon balm and Effexor (venlafaxine) XR interactions?

Lemon balm & Effexor (venlafaxine): There are no direct interactions between the herb lemon balm and effexor, (venlafaxine) but lemon balm does have CNS depressant effects. That's how it may calm agitation, etc. I suggest caution and also discussing this possible use with your doctor. If Effexor (venlafaxine) is not providing the results you hope for, another reason for discussion. ...Read more

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Is Effexor (venlafaxine) XR use safe during pregnancy?

Is Effexor (venlafaxine) XR use safe during pregnancy?

No : There are no medications safe while pregnant. It is a balance in between the risk of harming your baby and hurting your health. Some medications have been studied more in pregnant women, and results show that they do not harm the intrauterine growth or do not cause malformations. Consulting with a specialist is mandatory if you get pregnant while taking any drug. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Effexor (venlafaxine) overdose?

Supportive: There is no specific antidote for Effexor (venlafaxine, and management is generally supportive, providing treatment for the immediate symptoms. ...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