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Effexor Xr Medication
Thanks dr ali for ur reply , kindly note that i took with prozac , risperidal 2 mg (1/2 tab per day) and anafronil 75 mg 2 tablets/day also with no effect then i took prozac with effexor xr with no effect , now i want to stop all medication and try to st
Per doc, stopped pristiq (desvenlafaxine) (5 yrs)due to se's (nausea and high bp). Depression is back and doc rx'd Effexor xr. Aren't they essentially the same drug?
Metabolite: Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is an active metabolite of effexor. The body converts the venlafaxine molecule into o-desmethylvenlafaxine. Some patients who had side effects on Effexor may not have them on pristiq (desvenlafaxine). I'm not familiar with patients having side effects with Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) doing better on effexor. I would consult with your physician to determine if side effects may be due to GI illness, not meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Team Talk: The treatment of depression with medication is a team project with you and your M.D. As the team. Often the game plan will include psychotherapy and medication. If a psychiatrist is rx the meds and providing psychotherapy, the progress will be discussed in sessions. If non- M.D. Is doing psychotherapy, there will need to be talk between 3 team members. Sometimes it takes 4-6 weeks for meds to work. ...Read more
Maybe: Pristiq is a cogener of effexor...Pristiq is the right rotatory molecule of the racemic mixture known as effexor...Basically, the same medication...Pristiq is more potent..Venlafaxine versus desvenlafaxine...Don't confuse potency with efficacy, however... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One 5 mg tablet of Valium every 2 to 3 days affects my anxiety more than the 112.5 mg of effexor-xr i take daily. Should i increase the Effexor (venlafaxine) dose?
Began effexor-xr 9 weeks ago for gad and health anxiety. Up to 112.5 mg today. No effect yet. What is the average dose at which an effect is seen?
Effexor (venlafaxine): It sounds like your doctor is being gradual in titrating your dose. I have seen some effectiveness of Effexor (venlafaxine) around 150mg/day. However, i hope you're not relying completely on Effexor (venlafaxine) to relieve your health anxiety. Psychotherapy is essential also. Best wishes. ...Read more
M/21 taking effexor xr 187.5 mg daily. on my physical blood pressure was slight elevated. Could effexor be the cause for the blood pressure rising?
I was wondering if it is safe to take Remeron (Mirtazapine) and Effexor XR (Venlafaxine ER) six hours apart from each other? E.g. Ven 6pm & Mirt 12am
Caution!: You do not state how come you are taking two different antidepressants - mirtazapine alone taken at bedtime should enable sleep and at gradually increasing doses should take care of the depression. Venlafaxine tends to have stimulating features in many people, perhaps accounting for it. This should be taken early in the day and at proper doses should take care of the depression alone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Any: There are no exercise restrictions on these medications. Do what you enjoy. ...Read more
What is the best dose of effexor/effexor xr to be on to see real results with my major depressive disorder and social anxiety?
Effexor (venlafaxine) dose: There is no one "best dose" for Effexor (venlafaxine)/Effexor (venlafaxine) XR. A therapeutic dose of Effexor (venlafaxine) varies considerably from person to person depending on symptoms, weight, metabolism etc. Dosing must be individualized and carefully monitored for beneficial vs. side effects. Speak with your doctor if you're not feeling better on your present dose. Keep all follow-up appointments. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more
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