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What is the definition or description of: Effexor (venlafaxine) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Effexor (venlafaxine) allergy?

Effexor allergy: Effexor/ VENLAFAXINE recommended dosing is up to 225mg per day. However, off-label dosing can be considerably higher. An overdose is accidental or intentional ingestion or application of an excessive dose of a medication. Medications overdoses may be dangerous and may lead to death in some situations. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Allergy/itchy skin rash swelling from Effexor (venlafaxine) xr. What's the best way to come off? I see my dr tomoz. Considering tapering off slow n going on prosac

Allergy/itchy skin rash swelling from Effexor (venlafaxine) xr. What's the best way to come off? I see my dr tomoz. Considering tapering off slow n going on prosac

See your doctor: It is best to see your doctor for advice in going off a medicine that may be causing a side effect and taking another. In addition, medication may be recommended to relieve itching and rash. ...Read more

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No allergies, but 6 weeks ago got itchy pimples on back & stomach. Started about 2 weeks after increased effexor-xr to 150 mg. Possible side effect?

No allergies, but 6 weeks ago got itchy pimples on back & stomach.  Started about 2 weeks after increased effexor-xr to 150 mg. Possible side effect?

Possible: When an unexplained rash appears after the introduction of a new drug (even within weeks prior), the new drug is guilty unproven proven innocent. However, there are other causes for rash. ...Read more

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36 year-old woman whose mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 34 and a PALB2 mutation wonders if mastectomy is needed to lower her risk.....?

36 year-old woman whose mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 34 and a PALB2 mutation wonders if mastectomy is needed to lower her risk.....?

No!: Although the PALB2 mutation increases risk, preventive mastectomy is not recommended. There are other ways to decrease your risk including taking raloxifene or tamoxifen. See a medical oncologist to discuss this (and a genetic counselor! ) ...Read more

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I suffer by hayfever and allergies spring is coming and I was wondering if it's ok and safe to take Zyrtec-as needed- with venlafaxine a clonazepam?

I suffer by hayfever and allergies spring is coming and I was wondering if it's ok and safe to take Zyrtec-as needed- with venlafaxine a clonazepam?

Caution advised: Cetirizine and clonazepam together might increase risk of CNS depression, local intranasal meds might be more convenient in your case, please see your doctor or an ENT, or an allergist for help, good luck ...Read more

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I am currently on venlafaxine,clonazepam and folic acid supplement tablets. Is it safe to take ceritizine zyrtek for hayfever and allergies?

I am currently on venlafaxine,clonazepam and folic acid supplement tablets. Is it safe to take ceritizine zyrtek for hayfever and allergies?

OK but: Citirazine does have mild sedating effect and may give additive drowsy effect to your current drug regimen. If you already feel drowsy or tired, consider Allegra (fexofenadine) instead. ...Read more

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41 year-old woman having lupus-like symptoms, angioedema and low complement levels.....?

41 year-old woman having lupus-like symptoms, angioedema and low complement levels.....?

Lupus: This sounds like a diagnosis of lupus. Finish and additional work up and be seen by a rheumatologist and.other needed sub specialist. All the best. ...Read more

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Can you exercise on effexor (venlafaxine)?

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Can you exercise on effexor (venlafaxine)?

Effexor/Exercise: Yes you can, if no other limitations. ...Read more

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Can Effexor and venlafaxine be taken together?

Can Effexor and venlafaxine be taken together?

Venlafaxine: Effexor is a brand name for venlafaxine. Ask your pharmacist or prescribing medical provider to help clarify whatever the confusion is. Take care. ...Read more

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How can you be productive on effexor (venlafaxine)?

How can you be productive on effexor (venlafaxine)?

Yes: Effexor (venlafaxine) is prescribed to alleviate symptoms. If the medication is doing this it should make you more productive. If not discuss this with your physician. He/she may need to change the dose or even the medication. ...Read more

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Are Effexor (venlafaxine) and elaxine the same medication?

Elaxine: Elaxine is effexor-sr made by aspen company. Effexor is made by pfizer company & its generic name is venlafaxine. ...Read more

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What will 225mg of Effexor (venlafaxine) do that 150mg won't?

Reduce depression: Some people with high tolerance to medications in general may need higher doses of a med. Such as Effexor (venlafaxine) to effectively manage their depression. In people such as those, raising the dose of Effexor (venlafaxine) from 150 mg. To 225 mg. Could mean the difference between still being somewhat depressed to having depression totally lifted. ...Read more

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What medications should be avoided when taking effexor (venlafaxine)?

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What medications should be avoided when taking effexor (venlafaxine)?

Effexor (venlafaxine): Mostly medications that raise serotonin level, raise blood pressure, or interfere with absorption of effexor (venlafaxine). Refer to drugs. Com for complete list. ...Read more

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What happens if you forget to take your Effexor (venlafaxine) for 1day?

What happens if you forget to take your Effexor (venlafaxine) for 1day?

Maybe withdrawal: You may be fine, but you may also experience flu like muscle aches, and generally feeling crummy. ...Read more

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How are Effexor (venlafaxine) tablets and Effexor (venlafaxine) XR different?

Effexor (venlafaxine): First one is the regular release, the XR is the Extended release. ...Read more

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Have you taken Effexor (venlafaxine) XR and felt the effects almost immediately?

Yes: Some patients say they have felt a benefit the first day they take a medication. That is likely due to the placebo effect and not the medication itself. You will notice side effects immediately. Depending on the side effect of the medication it can be beneficial, such as having more energy or sleepng better. The medication needs to build up in your system over a few weeks to obtain maximum benefit. ...Read more

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What are some differences between Effexor (venlafaxine) and Effexor (venlafaxine) xr?

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What are some differences between Effexor (venlafaxine) and Effexor (venlafaxine) xr?

Effexor (venlafaxine): The xr form is extended release and given once a day, somewhat better tolerated than the regular release as far as effect on stomach. ...Read more

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How to quit effexor (venlafaxine)?

Common: Commonly can cause discontinuation syndrome. Best to come off of it slowly. Discuss this option with your physician as stopping it abruptly can lead to discontinuation syndrome. ...Read more

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Side effects for effexor (venlafaxine)?

There are more: Potential side effects than can be listed in 400 characters or fewer. Please see: http://www.Drugs. Com/sfx/effexor-side-effects. Html. ...Read more

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Side effects of being on venlafaxine (effexor)?

Mostly gi: Remember not everyone gets side effects and most go away with time on the med. Initially stomach ache, diarhea or constipation is common but is less with xr. Sexual side effects of delayed orgasm and low libido are dose related. Some gain wt if not careful with diet. Major complaints come from missing doses including dizzines and electric shocks which goes away with taking missed dose. ...Read more

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What are side effects of Effexor (venlafaxine) XR 75mg?

What are side effects of Effexor (venlafaxine) XR 75mg?

Long list in 5%: Physical symptoms hypertension, dizziness, headache, agitation which can ease with time--but interaction with other drugs cause serotonin syndrome and there is other symptoms due to withdrawal---ask your doctor, need follow up. ...Read more

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Withdrawal from venlafaxine (effexor). What can I expect?

Ssri withdrawal: You can read on the internet all horrible things about withdrawal but it can be done safely and with minimal problem. Abruptly stopping the med can lead to flu-like symptoms as early as the next day and lasting for weeks. Also, electric shock sensation or 'brain zaps'. None are life threatening or serious but unpleasant. When someone is in remission the symptoms are minor, see cont. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Effexor (venlafaxine) withdrawal?

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What are the symptoms of Effexor (venlafaxine) withdrawal?

Effexor (venlafaxine) withdrawal: Not too pleasant, especially hot flashes & heart racing with stomach upset & dizziness. ...Read more

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Can effexor treat schizophrenia?

Can effexor treat schizophrenia?

Possibly helpful: Effexor is an SNRI used to treat depression, can be added sometimes. Treatment of schizophrenia today is most often using second-generation antipsychotic medications. There are about a dozen of these, and about a half dozen first-generation antipsychotics. The newer drugs have less side effects, but the older ones are cheaper. Consult with your doctor to determine which may be best for you ...Read more

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Can I take flexeril if I took Effexor earlier?

Can I take flexeril if I took Effexor earlier?

Be careful!: In general, those two medicines taken at the same time can give you a condition called serotonin syndrome. Therefore, Usually is not recommended that you take them together. ...Read more

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How are cymbalta and Effexor (venlafaxine) XR different?

Different compounds: Cymbalta and Effexor (venlafaxine) XR are different chemical compounds which are both used to treat depression and anxiety disorders; however, they share a similar "mechanism of action", in that both are serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (snri's). Cymbalta is also used in the management of fibromyalgia and (in europe, at least) urinary incontinence. Their side effect profiles are also different. ...Read more

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What is the effect of effexor/venlafaxine on your relationship?

What do you mean?: Any medicine is designed to help you. It should improve things for you. Hopefully you have designed a plan to improve your life to cope with stress and any depression/mood issues you are facing. If you have side effects, go to a doctor and figure out a good alternative medicine. Medicine is wonderful when you find the right dosage and drug for you. ...Read more

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What happens if you drink alchohol while also taking Effexor (venlafaxine) xr?

Not a good idea: It is never a good idea to drink alcohol while taking any psychiatric medication, but 1 or 2 drinks every once in a while shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more

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Is tranxene for Effexor (venlafaxine) withdrawal?

No: It 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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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