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How Long Did It Take For Effexor To Start Working
Can I wean off of Effexor (venlafaxine) XR 35mg, and take Zoloft 25mg at the same time, so there is no lapse in treatment? And how long until Zoloft starts working?
Yes, if doc agrees: always discuss your plan of care with ur doc. it's most common 4 docs 2 recommend that patients reduce the dose of one med while they transition on to a new one, for the reason u mentioned -- no lapse. docs call this a "cross taper". Unclear how long it will take for zoloft (sertraline) to work. some pts feel btr in just a few days, while others may need up to 8 wks on the right dose. ring ur doc to discuss :) ...Read more
Adderall, effexor (venlafaxine) and klonipin no longer seem to be working. Contant fatigue irritatingly overall stressed and depression can't function take more adderall than I should just to get relief.
Medication Effects: I understand your discomfort. You deserve relief. Adderall is a medication for Attention deficit disorder, Effexor (venlafaxine) for depression and Klonopin for Anxiety. Combination of all three medications can cause irritability, fatigue and depression. Use Breathing Relaxation, Visual Imagery, Tai Chi, Yoga, Meditation. See a Psychiatrist for diagnosis, need for medication, dose, benefits and side effects, Therapy ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Effexor (venlafaxine): Depends on dose you're on & how long you were on it. Roughly 7-10 days. ...Read more
How long does it take for Effexor (venlafaxine) XR to leave your system? I have decreased to 75mg and will be put on another med as i'm allergic to effexor (venlafaxine).
Take 75mg effexor (venlafaxine). If it has plateaued and stopped working, what symptoms could that cause?
Same symptoms: Usually, when pt experiences what appears to be a "plateau" in response to antidepressants, it could be that the medication needs adjustment. This is presuming there have been no other changes that have occurred, such as changes in other medications, new medical conditions, or increased psychosocial stressors. Inadequate medication adherence can also present similarly. Discuss with doctor. Best. ...Read more
How long does it take Effexor (venlafaxine) to get out of your system if you have only been taking it for a week?
Just started Effexor (venlafaxine) XR 75mg what is the effective does to become more productive and how long will it take me to get to that dose?
Effexor (venlafaxine) XR: Use sustained release; start 37.5 mg/day; increase slowly to maximum of 75 mg tid (3X per day). Takes about 3-4 weeks to get desirable effect. Effexor (venlafaxine) XR blocks the reuptake of norepinephrine, increased blood pressure is a potential problem. Ask your doctor for more information. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've been on Effexor 37.5mg for about one month now. i stopped taking it three days ago. How long does it take to get out of your system?
Usually in week or +: The half-life of this medication is about 5 hours, so after a week, most of this drug will be out of your system. Talk with your doctor for the reasons you stopped the medication, as sometimes this class of meds may take several weeks to reach optimum effect. If you had an allergic reaction to the drug, or unpleasant side effects, let your doctor know and he/she can substitute a different drug. ...Read more
A month: The long lasting symptoms should be better by the 3rd week. Good luck. ...Read more
How long does it take for zeprexa and Effexor to leave the body after last taking either? How can we check how much of either are left in our system?
It Depends: Drugs clear the body at different rates depending on the form given, how much was given, how long you took it, what other meds you take and your own metabolic rate. Effexor has a half-life (time for half the dose to clear body) of up to 6 hours and Xyprexa's half-life is up to 30 days. These 2 meds usually are dosed for a long term and should not be stopped without MD supervision. Check with MD. ...Read more
What's the usual tapering 4 Effexor (venlafaxine) XR? I'm currently on 75mg, but have been decreased to 37.5. Approx how long do I have to take 37.5 b4 going to 0mg
Tapering down method: Take one tablet every other day for one week, then one tablet every two days for another week. Then stop the medication. If your doctor agrees with this protocol, and eventually prescribes another medicine for you, take it on the days you have not taken the old one. I hope you consult it with your prescriptioner. Good health and quick recovery! ...Read more
Been on Effexor (venlafaxine) xr 150mg for 7 weeks for panic disorder I started feeling better a few days ago is it normal to take that long to work.
Two to Four Weeks: Most antidepressants, including Effexor (generic venlafaxine), begin working between two to four weeks. One must take into consideration the dose, the patient's age, and other medications being taken. My comments are quite general as each person's experience is unique. If you feel your medication is not working fast enough, share this with your doctor. ...Read more
I am switching from Prozac (80mg) to Effexor (225mg). How long will it take to get fully adjusted to Effexor?
Your doctor is the g: Your best guide is your doctor who gave you the medicine. Did you ask him this very appropriate question? if not call him/her up and request this info. As far as I can tell you, a change in an antidepressant should have its full effects in 2 to 3 weeks. ...Read more
Do I have to take Effexor (venlafaxine) 75mg one pill a day &lyrica 75mg also one pill for my life long if I have fibromyalgia.Please help couldn't I have a baby .?
Integrative approach: There are many pharmacological options for fibromyalgia but an integrative approach will be better long term. Integrative approach will address your lifestyle, nutrition, sleep and stressors of life. Incorporating an active lifestyle combined with healthy diet, mind and body therapy and lowest possible doses of medication is the way to go. Of course you need to work closely with a rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you take Effexor (venlafaxine) XR and seroquel together, Effexor (venlafaxine) day time, seroquel night? How long Effexor (venlafaxine) take to work? Will Effexor (venlafaxine) make me more productive?
How long will it take me to taper off seroquel 50 mg and Effexor (venlafaxine) XR 112.5mg so i don't feel any s/e. I've been on them 9 years. ?
Options: Risk of discontinuation syndromes varies amongst agents generally Effexor (venlafaxine) rx can be tapered in 2 weeks without difficulty regarding seroquel no physiological need to aperture dose from 50mg. However sedative effect will no longer promote sleep after it is stopped. ...Read more
Do i take levothyroxine first thing am? How long do I need to wait to take Effexor (venlafaxine) XR (150mg) and clonazepam (.5mg) before i leave for work? Thx :)
Yes....: ...The levothyroxine ( synthroid) is supposed to be taken on an empty stomach about 30 to 60 minutes before eating breakfast. Ideally you would take the Effexor (venlafaxine) xr with breakfast and the Clonazepam could be with breakfast as well if you take it on a regular basis. But if you are still feeling so tired, make sure you are getting your blood checked regularly, see your dr to discuss all factors. ...Read more
Can brain zaps (like the withdrawal from effexor) be from too little serotinin? No longer take it but still get them. Odd?
Ask Dr: Stopping an SSRI can be very challenging for some and it is very important to have close monitoring by a doctor of any symptoms that develop or stay. It needs to be done slowly and each person's characteristics can make a difference. It's worth doing but it must be done carefully. Don't try to handle it alone - you want the doctor to be responsible for these decisions. Glad you're better now! ...Read more
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