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Effexor (Definition)

Venlafaxine (effexor) is an snri (serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor) that is used for the treatment of depression; depression & anxiety; generalized anxiety disorder; & social anxiety. Effexor xr is sometimes used for panic disorders. It can cause nausea, headaches, anxiety, insomnia, drowsiness. & hypertension. Seizures have been reported. Be careful not ...Read more


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Currently Effexor 3x75mg, how to deal with sweating and sleepiness?Beta blockers didn't help significant, i need high dose because of trd, best regards.

Currently Effexor 3x75mg, how to deal with sweating and sleepiness?Beta blockers didn't help significant, i need high dose because of trd, best regards.

Psychiatrist eval: Hoping you're working with a psychiatrist, because treatment resistant depression requires specialty care. You may need a more extended release form of effexor, or a higher dose -- but sweating can also come from that. Beta blockers will not help depression at all -- at high enough dose could worsen it. A psychiatrist will be able to assess your case & suggest additional treatment options. ...Read more

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Can deprilax® xr(venlafaxine) 75x2 be taken only once q 24h? Like every night to reducing daily sleepiness. Best regards for your invaluable guidance

Can deprilax® xr(venlafaxine)  75x2 be taken only once q 24h? Like every night to reducing daily sleepiness. Best regards for your invaluable guidance

It can be taken in a: It can be taken once a day at bedtime. Just be sure that it does not cause restless legs or disrupt your sleep by causing periodic limb movement disorder. If daytime sleepiness persists, please see a sleep disorders specialist to rule out other causes of hyper somnolence. ...Read more

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Effexor vs cymbalta, currently Effexor 225, suffering from somnolence, fatigue.Cymbalta in such case?Best regards for your care.

Effexor vs cymbalta, currently Effexor 225, suffering from somnolence, fatigue.Cymbalta in such case?Best regards for your care.

Psychopharmacology : There are many different small details taken into account when considering medication choices for patients. Effexor and Cymbalta have some similarities. From your brief description it appears as though an appnt is needed with your dr. Make a list of concerns, questions. Bring in your meds, talk about the changes you might want to consider to target your concerns. Schedule extra time if needed. ...Read more

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Switching from Effexor to cymbalta reduced my drowsiness, after 2 month on cymbalta again i'm drowsy.Tapered dose from 60mg to 30mg last week.Regards?

Switching from Effexor to cymbalta reduced my drowsiness, after 2 month on cymbalta again i'm drowsy.Tapered dose from 60mg to 30mg last week.Regards?

Check MTHFR: Genotype 677 ; 1298. Almost 100% of people treated for depression for extended periods of time are positive for these genes. It is related to low folate ; B12 levels which causes fatigue.Getting treated can help all your meds work much better because your body will finally be able to make its own serotonin, nor-epi, ; dopamine.Tx is safer than placebo-15mg of l-methylfolate, p5p 50mg, 4mg b12. ...Read more

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If I take Effexor XR in the evening, will it decrease daytime somnolence or does it maintain a steady state over 24 hours?

Neither.: It is unusual for Effexor to be sedating. It is often prescribed precisely because it is stimulating. So it is rarely taken in the evening. And while the XR has a half-life of about 15 hours, this is highly variable among different people. ...Read more

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Fatigue&drowsiness, i met 2nd psychiatrist, he is professor, he said no need to use stimulants, exercise cbt!effexor 75x3, i'm confused & tired, please help?

Fatigue&drowsiness, i met 2nd psychiatrist, he is professor, he said no need to use stimulants, exercise cbt!effexor 75x3, i'm confused & tired, please help?

Why...: Instead of seeing a doctor to find out how to treat the fatigue and drowsiness, i would suggest you see your pcp to find out why you're fatigued and drowsy. In the meantime, the little things count. Regular bedtime, awake time, good amt of sleep, healthy 3-a-day diet, regular exercise (mornings if possible). One thing to consider, it could be the meds--direct side effect or rebound from ea dose. ...Read more

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My docs say that propranolol 60mg, venlafaxine 150mg and amitriptyline 10mg cannot cause drowsiness. But I am experiencing drowsiness, confusion etc. ?

My docs say that propranolol 60mg, venlafaxine 150mg and amitriptyline 10mg cannot cause drowsiness. But I am experiencing drowsiness, confusion etc. ?

They could....: I have no doubt that the Amitriptyline can cause drowsiness, it is usually given at night with the intention of helping with sleep among other things(although you are on the lowest possible dose). Propranolol can cause drowsiness as well, the controlled -release may cause less. Venlafaxine usually is less likely to cause any drowsiness at all. Discuss with your md. ...Read more

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What alternative medicines are there to venlafaxine 225mg? i do not want to take anything which may increase my appetite/weight gain or drowsiness.

What alternative medicines are there to venlafaxine 225mg? i do not want to take anything which may increase my appetite/weight gain or drowsiness.

Many: Depending on your condition, there could be several alternatives to venlafaxine, which is an SNRI used to treat major depression and some forms of anxiety. This medication does not usually cause weight gain or drowsiness. The SNRI duloxetine may be an alternative, as might the SSRIs fluoxetine and sertraline. Best. ...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


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Drowsiness (Definition)

Being tired is common during pregnancy, especially in the first few months and then towards the end. Exercise, rest, and proper diet all may reduce the degree of tiredness that you feel. It may help to take ...Read more