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Effexor Allergy In Children
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
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
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
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
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.....?
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 am currently on venlafaxine,clonazepam and folic acid supplement tablets. Is it safe to take ceritizine zyrtek for hayfever and allergies?
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
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
Maybe withdrawal: You may be fine, but you may also experience flu like muscle aches, and generally feeling crummy. ...Read more
Effexor (venlafaxine): First one is the regular release, the XR is the Extended release. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
It could increase: Risk for serotinergic syndrome.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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