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Can you tell me about Effexor (venlafaxine) XR withdrawal symptoms?

Can you tell me about Effexor (venlafaxine) XR withdrawal symptoms?

Discontinuation sxs: Potential symptoms after stopping Effexor (venlafaxine) include: anxiety, depressed moods, crying, dizziness, paranoia, irritability, drowsiness, restlessness, shaking, headache, ^ sweating, nausea/ vomiting, nightmares, body zaps (electric sensations), shortness of breath, sleep difficulties, fatigue, seizures, irregular heart rate, etc. ...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


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I have bad withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (venlafaxine) xr, what to do?

I have bad withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (venlafaxine) xr, what to do?

Talk to prescriber: Antidepressants like venlafaxine should be tapered rather than abruptly discontinued. Your doctor has the option of tapering it gradually, or replacing it with another ssri or snri drug, if you were stopped because it was causing problems or was not working. I have sometimes given a single dose of very long-acting fluoxetine (prozac) once a week for 2 weeks and that fized it. See your doctor. ...Read more

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If I want to stop taking Effexor, (venlafaxine) how can I do it without experiencing the withdrawal symptoms?

Speak to your doc: Effexor (venlafaxine) is not a simple drug. In some cases it might be detrimental to your health to stop it abruptly. Your physician will take into consideration the reason you were prescribed this medication and decide if you need continuation of Effexor (venlafaxine). If he/she decides that it is OK to discontinue Effexor (venlafaxine) then a planned reduction in the dose over one or two weeks would be warranted. ...Read more

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Would Suboxone help with withdrawal symptoms from effexor (venlafaxine)?

Would Suboxone help with withdrawal symptoms from effexor (venlafaxine)?

No: Naloxone is an special narcotic drug that reverses the effects of other narcotic medicines. Effexor (venlafaxine) should be weaned off and you should be fine once the drug is out of your system. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it safe to stop Effexor (venlafaxine). If I choose to deal with the withdrawal symptoms?

Concern 4 depression: There can be some very bothersome symptoms from the abrupt discontinuation.Abrupt cessation is not a good idea Also what about the reason that you starting taking the medication in the first place and that is " depression " You should discuss your plan to go off the medication with your psychiatrist and also with a therapist if you also have someone else who is working with you in therapy. ...Read more

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I take Effexor (venlafaxine) daily, but am going out of town & forgot it, can I take Xanax to avoid withdrawal symptoms?

I take Effexor (venlafaxine) daily, but am going out of town & forgot it, can I take Xanax to avoid withdrawal symptoms?

Consult on Healthtap: I'd advise contacting a Healthtap doctor in the state where you are located this is a perfect example of a situation telemedicine is perfect for, to get you a prescription for a small amount of a medicine you are maintained on safely. ...Read more

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Tapered off 150 mg of Effexor-XR (had been taking for 9 months) over a 6 week period. One month later still experiencing withdrawal symptoms. Unusual?

Tapered off 150 mg of Effexor-XR (had been taking for 9 months) over a 6 week period. One month later still experiencing withdrawal symptoms. Unusual?

Not unusual: Withdrawal symptoms vary depending on the specific drug, how long you were on the drug, and how quick the taper was. For Effexor (venlafaxine) XR it would not be unheard of to have symptoms for 6 weeks or possibly a little longer. Let your MD know that you are still experiencing problems due to the changes. ...Read more

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My pcp has brought me from 150mg, to 75mg, to 0mg of Effexor (venlafaxine) xr. Is this an acceptable way to taper off? I am experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms

Depends on…: What time frame the tapering was done. Contact the doc to express the withdrawl symptoms you're having so s/he can taper you off more slowly. ...Read more

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On Effexor (venlafaxine) XR 150 mg and need to wean off. Have not been successful in the past because of horrible withdrawal symptoms. What can I do? What vitamins?

Gradual: Need guidance by physician gradual dosage reduction guided by the emergence with discontinuation symptoms in some circumstances, due to its long half life, using fluoxetine as the agent to use as for the withdrawal process is considered. ...Read more

Effexor (Definition)

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


Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Withdrawal Symptoms (Definition)

Withdrawal symptoms is a set of predictable symptoms that occur upon discontinuation of an addictive substance after regular ...Read more